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By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted November 10, 2009 at 01:43:09

crtsvg >> I am in favour of allowing all of those people and the kids starving in Africa to come here to Canada.

I think that's awesome.

>> I think the HSR should be free to riders and entirely payed for by taxes from hard working people like you and me

Nothing in life is free. For example, what helps a poor person more, teaching them a skill or handing them cash? If you say learning a skill is more valuable, then you begin to understand why giving people free stuff is not a good idea.

In order to learn a skill, a person has to study and work, but the end result is a more independent life. On the other hand, the person who received cash handouts has learned nothing of value and is just as dependent on the generosity of others as when he began.

Bringing this back to the HSR, if you want to make that free for elderly people and physically disabled people, that's perfect. But for everybody else, those who are healthy enough to walk, they should be forced to pay the full cost of operating the service, which would be about double the current fare.

If you think I am mean because I don't want to make people dependent on me, then I guess I'm mean. However, I honestly believe that people are happier when they are forced to work hard.

Ask yourself this question, has anything great ever been created without hard work or suffering?

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