Can you see how the victimization of people actually hurts them? The logic is that the government sees a need and therefore needs to meet the need. They coddle the victim by babying them through a state run program to provide 'help'. The government is continually breaking the backs of the actual producing taxpayers. The culture of entitlement continues. They are violating our rights of freedom by insisting it's their job to 'create a stress free work envrionment'. Listen breastfeeding politicians, abandon your vile policies and leave it for the free market to figure out. It's not your business to snoop around in the affairs of others. End it.Stressed-out employees in British Columbia will soon be eligible to receive expanded workers’ compensation benefits.Labour Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said Thursday the Liberal government is amending the Workers’ Compensation Act to broaden mental stress benefits for workers beyond the current “acute reaction to a sudden and traumatic event.”
She said the proposed amendments mean workers suffering from cumulative work-related stress may be granted benefits under the amended law.
Clearly I am an art expert.
The article goes on:
“We want to have psychologically healthy workplaces and many employers have taken those steps, but we need to do more of that,” said MacDiarmid, who worked as a family physician before entering politics.
She said there are estimates that the amended law could increase WorkSafeBC annual costs between $10 million and $18 million, but helping people pays off in many ways.
"We" is the government. They see the need...create laws to meet the need by creating a victim class. The Gov. spends (via tax/borrowing) then they grow to meet the need. How do people delude themselves into thinking this is compassion? It's not. The government is victimizing it's own people to justify their encroachment on the free market. This will solve nothing. B.C., you will continue to foster a latching generation that sucks and feeds off of social programs to 'get by the stresses/hardships/injustices/evils' of life. This does not grow the economy! It rewards those who play the victim card. You are creating an incentive to be a victim and a dependent on government support. B.C. government, you should be ashamed of yourself. This policy is a joke and would fall under the weight of it's own logic, should there ever be a reasonable debate.
For those who want the B.C. gov. to save 10-18 million per year, read this.
here are 2 simple suggestions from the great site:
Focus on the positive. When stress is getting you down, take a moment to reflect on all the things you appreciate in your life, including your own positive qualities and gifts. This simple strategy can help you keep things in perspective.
Learn to forgive. Accept the fact that we live in an imperfect world and that people make mistakes. Let go of anger and resentments. Free yourself from negative energy by forgiving and moving on.
Lot's of good suggestions. The problem with the Left is the likely realization that oh so many of these techniques require 'personal responsibility' and 'building meaningful relationships '. Crap. Since those are code words for 'less government' then we better throw those suggestions out and simply create the victim/program to justify government's expansion.
When will we ever learn? Your comments are welcome.