Government wants to let a relative small number of refugees into the country so they can escape war and terror (and seriously.. 25,000 is the size of a town. A small town, at that.)
Nope, can't do that. We have to take care of our own. We have homeless people here that need the resources.
Okay. Well, we're going to raise welfare benefits so that a single person gets about 40 dollars more a month.
Can't have that's because welfare people are just lazy moochers. Why can't they just get a job??
Okay. Well we're going to increase tuition grants for low income people. That should help people get educated so they can get a job.
Well, that's not fair. I had to pay for MY education. Why do kids these days not have to bust their ass to get through school like I did? Besides, education should be free for everyone.
Sigh. Okay, what if we just start giving everybody an income. Of course we'll just start with low income people, because logically, low-income people would need it right? But essentially, everyone would have an income.
No, no. We can't just give people money. People need to work for money (says someone whose spouse's income allows them to stay home with their kids).
We've got a working class who thinks they're middle class, who look on the poor and the working poor and blame them for taking their money when corporations are sucking at the government tit at levels that exponentially surpass any single mother and her kids.
I'd rather have my tax money go to people who are struggling, than to people who are already making two or three times what I make per annum. I guess some people just prefer to say fuck you, I want mine to whoever is not them.