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#1 Gross-Misconduct

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

Liberal supporters (or the Chrtisy kool-aid drinkers as I call them) blame the extreme left NDP supporters for all the negative criticism of the Liberal government. But a very out spoken critic of Christy's inept gang in Victoria has been The Canadian Taxpayers Federation's BC Director Jordan Bateman.

Only the Liberal kool-aid drinkers would argue his latest criticism.

Taxpayers federation questions governments priorities
VANCOUVER/CKNW (AM980)
Liza Yuzda | Email news tips to liza@cknw.com
3/29/2013

The return of the PST is just days away but you're still more likely to see a commercial about the Liberal's job's plan than how the new tax will affect you.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation's BC Director Jordan Bateman says the government spent a paltry few hundred thousand dollars on communicating to consumers how returning to the PST will affect them, but millions promoting their budget and jobs plan.

"Frankly spending 21 million dollars on jobs and budget ads was a goofy idea meant to do nothing except help the BC Liberals get re-elected, that's money that would be spent on other things, PST education included."

Bateman says PST is going to have an significant impact.

"I think for most people obviously the PST is going to have a whole lot more impact on their lives and certainly on their voting decisions than on the jobs plan or the budget."
However he says the province though has done a good job letting businesses know what they need to do before PST kicks in.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

People voted for the PST to come back; I'm sure said voters know the ramifications of doing so, am i right?
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

We get it, you don't like the Liberals.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

I am so sick of the amount of attention the Canadian Taxpayers Federation gets in the media.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:14 PM

People voted for the PST to come back; I'm sure said voters know the ramifications of doing so, am i right?


Only because Gordon Campbell lowered the criteria to 50 +1. If Gordo hadn't of done that B.C. would have the HST. So if you want to place blame on who is truly responsible for B.C. going back to the PST, it's Gordon Campbell.

Plus this point that Jordan Bateman makes is the one that bothers all non-liberal supporters...

"Frankly spending 21 million dollars on jobs and budget ads was a goofy idea meant to do nothing except help the BC Liberals get re-elected, that's money that would be spent on other things, PST education included."


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:09 PM

So if you want to place blame on who is truly responsible for B.C. going back to the PST, it's Gordon Campbell.


Voters are responsible for their actions at the polling booth (or in this case, as they mailed in their ballots). Voters, therefore, should have known when PST was coming back and what gets rolled back from 12% when they cast their ballots. It's unfortunate that voters in this case were self-uninformed when they were expected to know the ins and outs of this.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:40 PM

Voters are responsible for their actions at the polling booth (or in this case, as they mailed in their ballots). Voters, therefore, should have known when PST was coming back and what gets rolled back from 12% when they cast their ballots. It's unfortunate that voters in this case were self-uninformed when they were expected to know the ins and outs of this.

The information was out there but the sheeple were taken by the nonsense being spewed by Flim Flam Zalm and his crew.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

The information was out there but the sheeple were taken by the nonsense being spewed by Flim Flam Zalm and his crew.


I'll let our resident anti-BCLib member Gross-Misconduct answer for that gross misconduct.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

I'll let our resident anti-BCLib member Gross-Misconduct answer for that gross misconduct.


That is actually pretty funny.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

The information was out there but the sheeple were taken by the nonsense being spewed by Flim Flam Zalm and his crew.


Isn't most / all political messages from the Lies, NDP, Flim Flam Zalm, etc., etc. nonsense if you really analyze them objectively?????
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

Isn't most / all political messages from the Lies, NDP, Flim Flam Zalm, etc., etc. nonsense if you really analyze them objectively?????

You have to look at each message and critically analyze it.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

You have to look at each message and critically analyze it.


Unless you don't like the outcome, right? Then we call in the spin doctors.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:00 PM

Of course they aren't going to put out ads talking about the switch to the PST. As consumers there's little they need (and clearly don't) to know.

For business they have a website explaining changes.

I don't see how a "you all just screwed up the province due to your stupidity" message, or anything that would even hint at that, is going to do them any good.

Edited by ronthecivil, 01 April 2013 - 03:12 PM.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:04 PM

Unless you don't like the outcome, right? Then we call in the spin doctors.

You might. I prefer to critically analyse the messages in light of past history.
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