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  1. Boycott The Province

    I cancelled that tabloid rag about 10 years ago when they told people there was no reason to vote NDP because they would be the official opposition. In my view it ceased to be a news source I would consider as unbiased. And to offset what I assume was lost subscriptions the cost kept jumping. The irony of the editorial writings in that paper demanding that people accept that in tough economic times we all must do our part and not ask for raises we can't afford....... and then jacking the price of their product constantly ...  Well I am not funding the BC Liberal party newsletter lol
  2. Harperites ( or Cdippers as they are the real tax and spenders ) lost any credibility after the level of debt they left behind. So claiming to be afraid of fat Tom when it was the right wing who has devastated this country , shows they have no shame. Although crediting Harper as the reason for Moscow pulling out of the Ukraine shows that some folks simply have not gotten the message yet - Canada and 2/3 of Canadians don't buy the ideological message of hate the Cdippers under Harper are still spreading    Conservative Dippers - the true tax and spend folks
  3. So instead of a surplus we have at least a 3 Billion dollar deficit. Read back over the posters here that supported Harper and supported the Tories economic policies. Shame is the only word that seems to fit - for all Tory supporters. For all the fear mongering that the right wing has done Canada wide - its time we tell them to zip it every time they open their mouths to spew their propaganda. Our families and children , will pay for generations for the debt left by Harper and his Tories. BC will face a very similar fate when the Tories ( called Liberals ) leave office here. We need to change our laws so that we can go after these politicians and clean there bank accounts out just like they have done to our collective bank account. At-least some of us can say they never bought into the ideology and although we have to live with the debt - we didn't help support it.   Remember that Harper sold off crown assets to lessen this - had he been denied that ability this debt would have been much - much greater http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/morneau-fiscal-update-1.3327571          
  4. I wish we had the means to criminally charge every tory that served under Harper. Have a read http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/parliamentary-budget-officer-trudeau-plans-1.3312757 The deficit is much deeper then the public was told - and the tory finance critic had the gaul to slam the Liberals for the deficit being deeper - all this in 7 days of taking office. http://thinkpol.ca/2015/11/12/harper-cabinet-minister-slams-liberals-for-inherited-deficit/ Good riddance to Harper and every single one of his supporters - thanks for tanking the economy
  5. Although I would like to have seen us elect something other than the same 2 parties ( white cats vs black cats ) - I will take it as Harper is gone. With a clear vote against Harper maybe we can now move beyond the cancer that the far right wing in this country has become. In time history will not reflect any kinder on this rule - in fact I believe it will be considered a very dark chapter in our history. The election is over and more people in decades voted which is a good thing. Maybe that will be Harper legacy - that people really don't miss something till its gone - and Harper took away enough things to wake up a nation. Lets see if BC Liberals will move back to the center like real Liberals or continue their Conservative ideology while flying the liberal colors. Odd as it is - provincially the Liberals are Harper conservatives and our NDP provincially are closest to federal Liberals. Odd that a big undoing of the federal NDP was their continuation of austerity measures to ensure a balanced budget. After nearly a decade of poverty by a thousand cuts the middle class and youth showed up at the polls. This will make the upcoming BC election one to remember for sure.
  6. Why I Won't Vote (But Will Spoil My Ballot)

    Not voting or spoiling your ballet is voting. Your voting to support whom ever the majority of people voted for. Last election every spoiled ballet or person refusing to vote actually supported Harper. We live in a first past the post system so your point in spoiling a ballet has no merit. When we start electing based on perportional representation based on votes cast - then spoiling a ballot won't count towards the winning side. Personally I think voting should be mandatory - don't vote - get fined
  7. At least one candidate was ready - ready to go pee that is http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jerry-bance-marketplace-1.3217797
  8. The same can be said for the rich - they are provided tax havens and shelters that most workers can not afford - same principal. Forgotten in this arguement is the average Canadian worker - family that makes an OK wage but isn't rich enough for things like TFSA's or benefit from income splitting. We actually make up the majority of this country and its voters. Its time we start asking these parties what they will do for us? Harper has said we are free to cover the costs for those he likes - now I want to hear what the other 2 parties have to say
  9. And to pay for your tax write offs others have to work till 67 now. Im happy for you that your investments will provide for you and your family. However it is also true that part of that was clawed from the pockets of people not well enough off for TFSA's or income splitting. Your boy Harpsy only looks after people like you and that segment of our country. The rest of us hard working folk want someone to consider us as well -
  10. Ok atleast your starting to base your opinion of the NDP on a specific act. I didn't see the announcement on the gondola - could you link it? Just kidding - it much like the fear comments are based on opinion and not fact. There is no way to prove that Harper didn't cause/add to this recession either. All we have to go on is his record. 8 straight deficits with flat wages and rising costs is enough for this hard working Joe to say it's time to see what the other have to offer because I simply can not think of one single thing that Harper has done that I have benefited from We are going to simply have to agree to disagree it seems - with that its time for zzzzzzzzz
  11. And when you get higher tax shelters - semone has to pay an extra share to keep those things going. And you are not responsible on your own for our highways. Thousands of workers share that kudos for all that hard work. Much like this tax issue you seem to think its all about you. Your entitled to your life and freedoms - as are others. I have never collected welfare of EI in my life. I have always worked full time and don't use drugs. So would have no way of comparing your example. I do however see an imbalance when at the end of the year I pay about 38% in taxes and I see people earning much more paying less of a % - that to me is imbalanced. How about this - open up income splitting to anyone - even single parents. And make it the FIRST 50 K not the last 50K that the second person pays the taxes on. That would be much fairer
  12. Still waiting? Wow give me atleast 2 minutes to respond And I never said they are not paying taxes - I said - not paying their fare share. But thank you for making it clear - this is about your sense of entitlment. If we stop collecting 500 Million or more in taxes from families where one parent makes over 150K per year - where is that short fall going to be made up? A single parent in the same boat can't write off 50K splitting the income with a child or grandparent - kinda discriminotry to say only 2 adult couples can income split - and again - were is the short fall going to be made up?
  13. News media has been posting stories repeatedly about record corperate profits and canadas record household debt. The US is doing much stronger that we are - we are slipping into recession because of how Harper has handled our economy. Harper has at every oppurtunity busted workers on strike - and has been supportive of those that privitize and companies that take our taxes then move across the border ( remember Cat ? ). Had Harper focused equal effort to the oil industry and other industry - had he equally improved workers lifes and businuess owners lives - we may have several strong sectors in Canada so that we wouldn't be 100% relying on Oil jobs. So if Harper is in charge he needs to take responsibiliy - if he says he isn't responisble then its an admission of not being able to handle the economy. Probably a mix of both but ultimatley this is the Cons recession for the country as a whole. Alberta and Saskatchewan economies are different - those are so dependent on oil that the drop in price is too much for any goverment to overcome Debt under Harper is listed in the news at increasing 150 Billion +. Unless we raise taxes significantly to specifically pay off that debt your correct - I low balled it at a century... probably never be paid fully with interest payments Income splitting only benefits the top 5% of families. By allowing up to 50K to be transfered to a spouse it means that people who make the most - aviold paying the higher taxes on the 50K .... yes its a left wing site but they have a good break down on how the income splitting heavily weighted towards higher income http://www.taxfairness.ca/en/news/income-splitting-huge-tax-cuts-rich-families
  14. Lazy wanting money fits the rich and some of the poor. There is zero difference to a middle class working stiff on my taxes covering rich or poor who don't pay taxes. The rich who get things like income spliting and tax incentives or the poor who need social assistance - those taxes come from the same source. People on the higher end of that scale forget that when they don't pay their fair share that someone else has to pay it. I have no problems with my taxes paying for a single mom on welfare or a disabled person who can't work being looked after. I have a bigger issue with someone who thinks because they make more that someone else should pay some of their taxes. Lazy people wanting a free ride indeed
  15. If Harper wouldn't have been in power we would not be in a recession - tell me I'm wrong .. All we can go on is facts. Which Canadian PrimeMinister when asked about recessions during their terms gets to ask "which one?". Under Harper we have had 8 consecutive defiecits and we are seeing things like "Record profits and record household debts" in the news at the same time. Lets stop the fear mongering and go on facts - Under Harper our economy has been damaged badly - we have some basis to compare federal Liberals but have nothing to base the fearmongering towards the NDP. Under Harper we now have to work to 67 and have lost home delivery of mail. Under Harper the national Health Accord was not renewed which has paved the way to a forced end to public healthcare ( following the same method of starving out financially the gun registery ). The debt created by Harper will take a century or more to pay back. With Harper gutting businuess taxes our country is in a mess. We no longer collect enough taxes to fund the things we need. The right wing ideologs preach that we must fear the NDP and vote for Harper. Based on what? Tell us what good Harper has done for the average Canadain? Income splitting lol ? Gee sorry that I don't want to see the rich income split to keep from paying thier fare share of taxes so that I can have more users fees and lost services to pay for your share. What's the difference between someone on welfare getting a check without working for it and a rich family getting out of paying taxes by incoming spliting? I can't tell the differnce because they are both funded by picking my pocket to pay for them. Difference is that there are actually people on welfare I have sympothy for and understand their need - I don't see why any rich family should be able to income split to get out of paying their fare share. At the end of the day each and every one of us could say that if we didn't have to pay taxes we would be better off and in fact any party wanting to tax us is comprimising our financial stability. Of course Harper is using that in his attack adds - but he never explains that if one or more groups gets out of paying taxes - who is going to cover that? Or what service will he cut to pay for it? When Harper gutted corperate taxes - and brought in anti union legislation to assist in dropping the wages - we were put on a collision course for recession. For Harpers plan to work he needed a country full of well paying jobs whose workers paid high taxes on high wages. Harper banked on gutting most of Canada hoping that the jobs from our oil patches could fit that for the entire country. By putting all his hopes in one industry we have a fragile economy slipping into recession. If Harper would have put equal effort into protecting good paying jobs we would have been in a stronger economy. So based on what he has done - I think Harper is the one wrecking the economy and it is time to listen to the 2 other parties to see what they plan on doing