We keep getting told over and over again how great the economy is doing. The establishment media and the Trudeau government keep saying everything is getting better and better. And yet, aside from a small, well-connected elite, it’s clear that things aren’t getting better for most of us.
Exports have been declining, our trade deficit is growing, household debt is at record levels, budget deficits continue, and wages have been stagnant and even falling when accounting for inflation. The energy industry is in serious trouble, the manufacturing industry continues to get sold out by “free trade” deals, and Canadian small businesses are under attack while tax loopholes used by the top CEOs go untouched by the Trudeau government.
That’s why it’s no surprise to see a new poll showing that the number of Canadians considering themselves “middle-class” continues to fall.
As noted by the Canadian Press, “An Ekos-Canadian Press survey of 4,839 Canadians indicates the number of people who self-identify as working class sits at 37 per cent, while 43 per cent place themselves in the middle. It’s the lowest recorded since 2002, Ekos said — at the outset of the century, about 70 per cent of Canadians defined themselves in middle class terms.”
Additionally, the poll asked what Canadians thought about the future of the economy, both in the short and medium term.
33% felt they were better off than 25 years ago, while 34% said they were worse off. And when it came to the future, just 13% say the next generation will do better, and a whopping 56% say the next generation will do worse.
These are important questions for pollsters to ask, because they get at what people are really experiencing in their lives, as opposed to the skewed economic “stats” the elite establishment tries to get us to believe. Our economy is clearly increasingly rigged against middle-class and working-class Canadians, and the longer that goes unchanged, the more justified Canadians will be in our rising distrust towards those in power.
The elites want to hide their many failures behind political correctness, deception, and manipulation. We need to push back and spread the truth.
That’s why I write.
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