Monday, February 23, 2009

a different kind of anger and frustration

Today I'm angry. Not the "I am angry my life will be taken away sooner than I want" kind of anger. It's an outward, I-hate-the-government kind of day.

Don't get me wrong, I am a socialist. I love my health care, my roads, paying my taxes for grade school education. I even want the GST back to 7% if that meant less wait-time in the hospitals. What I don't like however are sneaky programs designed to look like they're helping people with disabilities. My family wanted me to look into the new RDSP (Registered Disability Savings Plan) to see if it would benefit me. Any grant money for people with disabilities looks good on the surface. When I scratched the surface I found out that the RDSP and the Canadian Disability Savings Bond are locked away for TEN years. I won't live that long. I was hoping that these grants etc. would help with the purchase of equipment as it becomes needed. Nope - I won't live long enough to benefit from this so-called program.

I was so livid in finding this out I wrote my MP and my newspaper. I seriously doubt anything will come of this but I had to do something.

I know most people don't like anger, don't deal well with other people's anger so I try to fuel it for a positive outcome. If I can't change anything, I can at least pretend to "do" something.