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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BC Legislature, House of Horrors

I can`t help but feel lost and confused, surely the public hasn`t fallen for this foolishness, here we are in a brand new session of the BC Legislature, Christy Clark made her public debut in the house, the media applauded and declared Crusty the winner over Adrian Dix with her non-answer on funding legal services for downtown eastside residents who want their voices heard in the Picton inquiry.....

Christy Clark made a speech in response to a question in question period from Adrian Dix and the media never even blinked an eye over the fact she avoided answering the question, same old Gordon Campbell only in a skirt, then the following day Christy Clark uses closure and shuts down debate on the so-called "HST fix"....The BC Liberals are also shutting down the entire legislature this Thursday ...That means no debate and or in-depth questioning during estimate debates, for gawd sakes, the Legislature has barely been open three weeks in the last year and when Christy Clark can finally answer questions she no sooner soaked up some applause then ordered the shuttering of the people`s house.....

I watched the legislature channel today including question period, when Adrian Dix asked Christy a question on her HST fix she avoided the question, she made a speech and finished off her non-answer with..."The NDP want a 12% tax and we Liberals want a 10% tax"......Christy played the same non-answer game as Campbell always did, all the BC Liberals play the non-answer game, the question doesn`t matter, the seriousness, nothing matters except playing the game, when Christy Clark made her "shelve the twelve" remark in her non-answer speech during question period the entire BC Liberal caucus erupted in applause.....

The same group of spineless jellyfish who lied for the last year about the HST being revenue neutral, the same liars who claimed prices would drop, jobs would be created are now applauding Christy Clark for "fixing" the HST and making it better....Better?...Really?...The Dinning report said families are out $350 dollars per year on "basic expenditures" excluding big ticket labour extensive purchases or new real estate.....So this so called fix....

Dinning claims families are out $350 dollars per year, but Dinning doesn`t specify what a family is so a one child family(under 18) will receive a one-time $175 cheque in the mail,(sometime late this year)....So a one child family only receives $175...How come?...A two child family will receive a cheque for $350 dollars if both children are under 18 years of age.....So a three person family only gets half of what a four person family receives...Why?..They are three quarters of the four person family....Also, it hasn`t been advertised but large families max out at $350 dollars too...The BC Liberals have been real vague on that aspect of this "fix"...Families with 8 kids under 18 years of age will not receive $1400 dollars...It`s $350 dollars per family max, unless you have one child then it turns into $175 dollars, most families have but 1 child today,...

Harvey Oberfeld and a few other bloggers have been quick to point out that.....The Dinning report claims families(unspecified) are out $350 dollars per year on daily normal purchases, well.....We will have had the HST for a year come this July, there`s the first $350 dollars what about July 1 2011 through July 1 2012, what about the second year`s worth $350 dollars?...What about 2013 and 2014...That number in the Dinning report goes down to $175 dollars for two more years(if the HST gets lowered to 11^%), so even if you want to believe Dinning`s numbers ($350 per year per family)...We will have two years worth of $350..$350....and two more years of $175...$175....For a grand total of $1050 dollars excluding any major purchases involving labour or service....$1050 out of your pocket on "normal Daily" purchases and Christy cluck cluck Clark is returning $350 back....

So I`m watching the legislature channel...The camera pans the house, ....John Les with his upside down smile,...Kash Heed stood to present a petition....Kevin Falcon stares at Christy like she`s a God,...Jane Thorthwaite has chair duty for estimate debates(a $12K per year perk)...In fact all the BC Liberals are getting perks outside their cabinet pay, MLA pay,....Then there is Don McCrae from the Comox valley, the man must be on drugs, he rolls his eyes and laughs, it`s like he is playing in a comedy skit, perhaps he is, I suggest McCrae get tested for heavy pharmaceutical use....It really is funny in a way, Pat Bell, Shirley Bond, Falcon, Ida Chong, they applaud all the non-answers in the house like trained monkeys, they laugh and tee-hee like the legislature is a joke, the NDP attempt to raise serious issues and the grueling Government makes a mockery of Democracy....And the saddest part is how the media gives them a free pass on everything...

The audacity of the lying BC Liberals to stand and crow about fixing an HST that they have lied about for the last year, they were caught red-handed lying over and over again about the HST and now they crow away about a 10% HST that won`t ever arrive in BC and the non-existent press in BC let them get away with it...How stupid are the people, I would personally like to slap Baldrey, Palmer, Bill Good, all of them....They come across like this tiny fix has made people whole and improved their lives,....I must be dreaming, no cheques have been sent out, the tax hasn`t been lowered, the tax will never be lowered to 10% by the BC Liberals yet the media are claiming not only are the people whole but they are claiming the public will be ahead $120 dollars per year come 2015.....2015, are you kidding me!....My Gawd people, my Gawd media, how effing stupid do you think we are....The next election is scheduled for May of 2013 so theoretically you would have to vote for another BC Liberal majority in 2013 to see the so-called "fix" to come too fruition...Sheesh.

But what I find hilarious....Christy Clark used closure in the house and rammed through her HST "fix" bill and closed debate...Are you kidding me!...They waste legislative time in another ultra short session and ram through an HST fix-it bill that doesn`t even start until 2012 and doesn`t complete until 2014....Are you kidding me..What was the importance of this phony HST "fix"...There was no importance except for the media, the media have jumped on board with "shelve the twelve" slogan, oh indeed, the dreaded NDP want a 12% combined tax and the BC Liberals want a 10% tax...Can the media really be that sad, can they really promote something over three years away as fact or a done deal...Look how quickly Gordon Campbell went on TV and announced a 15%  income tax cut when he was in trouble, look how quickly that tax measure got taken away when the public rebuked Gordo, easy come easy go, HST tax changes don`t need 4 years of preparation, the entirety of the "fix" bill was nothing but an exercise of using a compliant media to hoodwink an obvious gullible public..

Christy Clark has flip-flopped on the HST so many times, she said she wouldn`t bribe the voters ahead of the 3 month long referendum with promising lowering the rates or rebates, perhaps she hasn`t bribed the voters, after all everything is way off in the future.....Bill Good argued with callers last week who said that Clark and the BC Liberals will never lower the HST to 10% or raise corporate taxes..... then Billy Good pipes up with  "the BC Liberal Government would never go back on their word, it would be political suicide"...Really Bill Good, like not selling BC Rail or tearing up contracts or bringing us the HST....What really bothers me with our useless media is....Why no criticism of Government on taxation, taxation should never be forecast for the future, for if, make that when the world falls back into recession Government revenues will plummet, corporations won`t pay any tax and gather up loses which they will use for future tax write-offs....

For the media to applaud taxation promises 4 years and another election date away is bordering on the absurd!...Can anyone tell me what the Christy Clark HST fix is?  Can anyone tell me what Christy Clark has done with her HST "fix"....She has no money now to send the public, these $175 for a three person half family and $350 dollar for a whole family aren`t being sent out until the end of the year, that`s funny, the BC Government is waiting for the final installment of the HST bribe from Ottawa, we are set to receive the $675 million dollar final payment in November,....The gall of scaring the public with fears of slash and burning of services if we have to pay back Ottawa the HST bribe after we reject the HST in the referendum .....After fear mongering for months on returning the bribe money to Ottawa to use the same bribe money and splash it around the province in an effort to curry support for the job killing economy stifling tax.....The hypocrisy is utterly amazing.....Wakey wakey media!

When Adrian Dix proposed raising corporate taxes the BC Liberals including Cluck cluck Clark and especially Kevin Falcon cried how investment would leave the province, jobs would be lost, how totally incompetent the NDP are to even consider raising corporate taxes and now that Christy Clark has mused about raising corporate taxes Falcon has embraced the tax raising(It will never happen)...Why hasn`t Marc Jaccard come out swinging, what about the Fraser institute, what about small business getting their income tax rate reduction "Promise" from the BC Liberals from two years ago taken away, small business was promised a 0% small business tax, that promise has just been broken, why aren`t the media hollering about that broken tax promise.....That`s another reason why taxes and tax rates changes should never be promised off into the future, shit happens, economies rise and fall as do Government revenues.

I feel like I am beating my head against a wall, I write these stories, I point out the hypocrisy, the flip-flops, the lies, Jack Mintz..Marc Jaccard..Michael Levy..Michael Campbell...Sam and all the other "economists"....How many of these "economists" predicted the Wall street rip off, where were the warnings about sub prime loans, $trillions in triple AAA securities sold around the world that are worthless, where were the "economists"...How good are the VAT tax countries doing, economists, rating agencies, OPEC, when have economists ever had it right?....Remember the original GST tax?..It too was supposed to be revenue neutral, it raised $30 billion per year for the Feds, the HST is the same damn thing, $billions in new taxation, $billions taken from the public, $billions that won`t come back to BC because....With any tax thousands of little guys collect the tax, they send it off and for whatever reason they don`t claim it or under claim it, The Canada revenue agency (CRA) doesn`t volunteer tax advice and inform clients how to max out...The BC tax dollars will pile up in Ottawa and you can thank the BC Liberals for that.

Yes indeed, Fawlty Towers, Monty Python and the silly walk, we have our silly legislature, questions are asked and no answers returned, promises are made that never see the light of day, the chamber of commerce, the board of trade, Phil Hocstein, John Winters, Vancouver Sun, Global, CTV, CKNW...All of them will sing the BC Liberal Chorus and never criticize while if the NDP ever said corporate taxes will rise, minimum wage will rise, they would be blasted in every media circle and called fiscal idiots....

The HST is a fraud, I will vote YES to extinguishing the HST, as will my entire family.

The HST rate reduction will never happen under the BC Liberals and I for one will not applaud promises that won`t take affect for almost 4 years from now...."Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me"

The new sensation, the BC Liberals killed debate on another bill, the Yale treaty, a whole 3 hours were allowed to debate the bill, the HST "fix" bill had debate cut off and Thursday evening the Legislature will be closed again until fall or even later, could you imagine if the NDP used closure on these contentious bills, shut the legislature down, refused to answer questions.....The media in BC are complicit with aiding and abetting criminals and thus should be punished, no penalty or punishment would be too harsh, including death!

P.S....On the news tonight the Evergreen line has been postponed for another year, how many times was that promised, almost as many times as the long promised new Surrey hospital that was supposed to be built and up and running by 2009....2011 and still nothing...!

It`s going to take a loss of life before the media and politicians stop lying and screwing the public, the blatant lying in the legislature, the non answers, a compliant media waving pom poms while they actively work at harming the public in a mass fraud....The day will come when someone snaps, media and Government continue to present the lamest excuses and lies and expect the public to lap it up....Case in point, the BC media promoting an HST fix for 2014....

It doesn`t get any lamer than that!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

The Art of Distraction, BC Liberal and BC Media Edition!

The art of distraction, I have been waiting patiently for the main stream media to come out firing against Christy Clark and Kevin Falcon over their proposed budget deficit and fiscal incompetence but it appears too this persuader that the "Paid" media are not interested in actual numbers or common sense, as long as "jersey girl" keeps wearing her Canuck colours brains and logic matter not.......

Could you imagine what the media would say if the BC NDP had brought forth a budget that clearly doesn`t add-up...Let`s crunch a few numbers......The Dinning report states that the so-called revenue neutral HST actually is a cash cow for the BC Liberal Government, a $820 to $900 million dollar cash cow per year( If the NDP proposed a new "revenue neutral" tax and it was found out later to be a giant Government lie the press would be calling the NDP fiscal idiots, tax n spend socialists, economic misfits and the like)....But the fact that it was the BC Liberals presenting gibberish the media went to sleep and dreamed about grazing on fresh fields of BC Liberal grass....

First off, Kevin Falcon nor the ministry of Finance has yet to explain how a $800 million dollar plus tax surplus was missed, how can one man(Dinning) out-perform the entire BC Liberal ministry of finance, OK...The bottom line is Gordon Campbell/Colin Hansen and every BC Liberal lied about the HST being revenue neutral, ...We know BC Liberals are nothing but liars but now that the facts are out how come the media isn`t lambasting the BC Liberals over their tiny little $850 million dollar miscalculation ......Gutless Billy Good media, cowards, midget minds who have lost not only their souls but their self respect, .....So that HST revenue neutral lie was a whopper and still the BC Press looked the other way.

Gordon Campbell and his brother Michael Campbell are both mentally deranged, both evil little twins, they both wanted(and still do) to hurt as many people as possible,.....Gordon Campbell and ALL BC Liberals lied too us ever since 2001...I won`t tear up contracts, I won`t sell BC Rail, the golden decade, the year of the senior, the year of the child, the year of education, throne speech after throne speech that espoused these long term and short term goals, all fluff, all lies, all garbage, all distractions from the reality of "true life" in BC......Yet the damn effing assholes known as media in British Columbia have no guts, no ethics, no honour, for a paycheque they will lie spin and distort and then return to fields of green BC Liberal grass on which they graze every night on...

I may be slightly partisan but the media in BC is very very sick, Michael Campbell is a very sick n twisted mouse, in fact I believe Michael Campbell is/was the driving force behind Gordo`s barbaric financial decisions and direction...The selling of BC Ferries which now has the corporation bankrupt and with only the ability to pay interest and interest only on their massive debt, a credit card which balance never goes away, interest payments forever, in the case of BC Ferries that interest rate is over 9% ....Yes indeed, BC Ferries has a $1.6 billion dollar debt held by German banks and they are charging us over 9% interest, triple the interest rates any Province or Government in Canada would have to pay if the debt was held in Canada or on the Provincial books...So over $130 million dollars in interest payments are made each and every year....$90 million dollars over and above the "Canadian rate"...In fact the rate is so high that most people with mortgages have a rate three times better, but never-the-less every year forever BC Ferries is paying an extra $90 million dollars towards Gordo`s friends in Germany, ...A deal any economist or media should scrutinize very closely but they don`t, not when there is so much Green BC Liberal Grass to graze on......BC Ferries aren`t even making enough money to pay their excessive interest payments let alone any principal amount.

The Dinning HST report, not one word from the lame-stream media about the revenue neutral HST turning into a cash-cow of $850 million dollars, not one word about BC Ferries not making enough money for interest payments on their "sickly priced loan".....So when Christy Clark announces lowering the HST by 1% percentage point(on July 1st/2012)...And when Christy Clark announces a further 1% drop in the HST(on July1/2014)  the media stays quiet....And why should the media say something?....Because they owe it too the public as  honest ethical reporting...Each point reduction in the HST creates a $850 million dollar hole in the budget...So theoretically a 1 point reduction is doable and makes the HST revenue neutral (to Government) but when you add in another 1 point reduction that creates a hole of $850 million dollars per year and considering we are already running $billion dollar plus deficits....

Where is the scrutiny, Christy Clark has mused about raising Corporate taxes from 10% to 12% to help offset the budget shortfall but the 2% point corporate tax increase will only raise revenues by $270 million dollars, thus leaving a huge $500 million dollar plus annual deficit, the numbers are not realistic, why has the media let this gibberish stew without critically analyzing the numbers....The numbers don`t add up...The BC Liberals stole $970 million dollars from ICBC...The Christy Clark Liberals took a $1.6 billion dollar HST bribe Ottawa, even with those illegal cash infusions BC is still deep in debt....

BC Ferries has just raised ferry rates, also BC Ferries has announced huge rate increases that have been "temporarily" put on hold pending a review, BC Ferries aren`t even making enough money to pay their excessive interest payment now...Ridership has fallen every year under David Hahn, raise rates and fewer riders, fewer rider and revenue falls, raise rates again because of fewer riders and drives ridership even lower, Christy Clark has thrown up distractions lasting until after the next election before the BC Ferry rate review is completed...Christy Clark has zero control over BC Ferries and the huge rate increases have been put on HOLD until after the next election...Distraction distraction distractions...

When the NDP proposed raising the minimum wage the BC Liberals, the Fraser institute, the "economists" the Michael Campbell`s all claimed we will lose 100,000 jobs...The media hammered the NDP over proposing raising the minimum wage, but now that Christy Clark raised the minimum wage a whole 75 cents an hour and is promising to raise it twice more by May/2012 bringing it to $10 dollars per hour the Fraser institute has gone silent, the media has gone silent....

ICBC came out last month with a draconian plan of charging drivers increased insurance rates even if they have 1 speeding ticket, even if the speeding ticket was in the past ICBC was going fishing for more money, ICBC sent out a pathetic spokesperson to explain the reason for the increase of rates, according too ICBC the reason they were going this route was.....By raising rates on bad drivers they could lower rates on good drivers!...Are you kidding me!...ICBC is expecting the public to believe that they would go through all this trouble charging big fees to drivers all in an "Revenue neutral" effort to save safe drivers a few bucks....What a sick joke, the real deal is....The BC Government has told ICBC that they will be back for $ billions more so start raising money....But again...Where was the media and ridicule of the BC Liberals, crown corporations do not act unilaterally on their own ..Every move the crowns make were directed by the BC Liberals, by Michael Campbell, by Gordon Campbell, ....Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals after running the BC economy into the ground with fiscal mis-management on a scale BC has never seen in its history went begging, went stealing and went planting Liberal taxation seeds all through the Province....

Remember the BC NDP fudget budget, remember the howls from the media over Glen Clark`s $250 million dollar fudge budget, Gordon Campbell had a $3.87 billion dollar fudge budget....But where is the media on Christy Clark`s future budget numbers, you can drive a semi-trailer through Christy Clark`s budget yet the media says nothing, a proposed 2% percentage point cut in the HST and a massive hole.

MSP premiums are going up every year, rates for seniors were increased, tuitions increased, gaming grants cut, BC schools and hospitals have to send money away(out of the school budget/hospital budget) for carbon offsets, Gordon Campbell can fly to China in a private jet, the giant gas-fired monstrosity known as the Olympic torch can blaze away on natural gas, cruise ships can belch huge emissions while sitting in Victoria or Vancouver harbour and the oil n gas drillers can belch and spew and flare gas emissions at will and they are not charged a dime while schools and hospitals pay carbon offsets...And during the last election when the NDP proposed charging the gas drillers a price for flaring into the atmosphere out came Marc jackass Jaccard with a phony made up on the fly, no data, no empirical evidence, no nothing but Marc Jaccard shilling for the BC Liberals stating that "charging gas flarers will cost BC over 100,000 jobs".....Yea..Let`s strip money from hospitals and schools for turning on the heat but let`s allow the gas drillers to flare giant gas torches into the air for free....The polluters get a free ride while students and patients pay through the nose, everything you need to know about the BC Liberals and the Campbell`s ideology is right there...Students pay while rich polluters ride for free...

BC Hydro has been lying to the public for years, Dave Cobb is a bold-faced liar, Cobb has lied his face off about BC`s power needs, Cobb was ordered to lie his face off by Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark, BC Hydro has proposed raising residential rates by 53% 0ver three years while industrial hydro rates are falling, residential rates have already gone up 80% since 2003 under the BC Liberals and Gordon and Michael Campbell want BC Hydro to raise prices another 53% over the next few years......The reason?....The BC Liberals have ordered a higher return of money to the Province and there are $55 billion dollars in ridiculous one-way power buying purchases to be paid by taxpayers....The BC Government has ordered a delay of huge rate increases until after the next election....

Translink, a sick twisted entity that Gordon Campbell and all BC Liberals gave carte blanch permission to raise gas taxes, property taxes, parking fees, no scrutiny, no accountability, no nothing, the Translink property tax increases have been put on hold until after the next election....

And for all you people who live south of the Fraser who work north of the Fraser are soon to be out over $2000 dollars per year on tolls(plus HST)....Translink recently raised parking fees by 25% and the HST is being added to all these new taxes, taxes on taxes...

Gordon Campbell and Michael Campbell with help from all BC Liberals have planted public taxation seeds all over the Province, taxation seeds are germinating with ICBC.....More seeds are coming out of the dirt from BC Ferries, giants bulbs of rate taxation are about to explode at BC Hydro.....Translink has hoed the garden and all property owners are going to pay through the roof...

Taxation seeds are everywhere and none are more regressive than the HST, taxes on weddings, on funerals, taxes on everything while corporations go scott free on taxation.

Gordon Campbell with the help of his financial adviser Michael Campbell ran the BC economy into the ground,  as a result of total fiscal mismanagement Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals planted seeds of taxation everywhere...Gordon Campbell just before he resigned went on TV and announced a 15% income tax cut while at the same time was plotting massive BC Ferry increases, Gordon Campbell laid the framework for Hydro rates to go up 200% over 4 years.....Gordo and all the BC Liberals set up MSP premiums to rise every year by 6%....Gordo gave permission to Translink to dig deep into property taxes and fuel taxes....Gordo gave us the going up on July 1st ..The carbon tax....Liquor prices, fuel prices, ferry rates, hydro rates, MSP rates, ICBC rates, tolls, and the HST..

All those seeds of taxation that the BC Liberals and the Campbell brothers planted, lies, theft, deceit, taxation by stealth, taxation through lies, utility rate taxation, taxation through tolls, all this taxation finding its way into corporate hands while schools and hospitals and seniors pay, while the people`s house is shuttered closed for another year..

Yes indeed folks, Gordon Campbell made sure that he had plenty of money and you had nothing as the the seeds of taxation were planted everywhere.

And as for you pathetic media, the BC Liberals and Christy Clark have a budget fiscal nightmare, the numbers don`t add up, debt must rise and services must be cut, the HST cut to 10% creates a $billion dollar yearly hole in the budget but I guess nothing matters as long as she wears her Canuck Jersey.

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Christy Clark Promises to Shift $2 Billion Dollars in Taxes Back to Corporations(when pigs fly)

Well well well, the big announcement, the highly vaunted HST fix, Christy Clark made a big announcement two weeks ago about making today`s big announcement, what could it be, can Christy Clark Campbell throw a Hail Mary and turn lemons into lemonade, the answer is no, in fact I believe Christy Clark just pulled a Gordo...Lookee here, lookee there, nothing up my sleeve, no strings, no wires or mirrors just a desperate lying Government who just had a 70%  negative rating on ethics and accountability in a recent Ipsos Reid poll isasking us to "Trust Them"....Sheesh, does Christy cluck cluck Clark really think she could pull off a "Gordo" type televised 15% tax cut or a "Gordo" type carbon tax $100 dollar cheques.....Only time will tell...

Bill Good is already blowing the trumpet and touting Government success, yes indeed folks, Billy Boy Good is full BC Liberal Kool-Aid over the "Clark Fix"....The $175 dollar one-time rebate for families with one child, $350 dollars one-time rebate for families with two children.....But that is where Bill Good and the media first started lying, for if you have three children or four or five children under 18 years of age you max out at the same $350 dollar one-time rebate and yes, if your children are 19..20...25...30...35  and live at home you get nothing, if you are a single middleclass worker you get nothing, so now this fix has created more gaps, also, if you are making $millions per year and living in the British properties and have children under 18 years of age that person will receive the same up to $350 dollar one-time rebate, Bill Good and others have been saying every child under 18 will receive $175 rebate, that is not how the documents read, the rebates are for "Families".....The Dinning report stated that quote "Families" are out $350 dollars per year, Dinning and the BC Government don`t distingquish a difference between a family of 2 children against a family of 8 children, ......So already the BC Government is playing loosey goosey with the facts,.....

So theorectically Christy Clark is asking the same voters who got stabbed in the back by Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals time and time again from carbon taxes, ferry fares, MSP premiums, hydro rates and an HST that wasn`t on anyone`s radar to trust her to lower the rate by 1 % percentage point in July 2012 and then remove another 1% percentage point by 2014 .....I do believe that Christy is begging us to trust her to lower the HST by 2% percentage points in 3 years and to offset the loss of revenue Christy Clark and the Big Business backed BC Liberals are going to raise corporate tax rates by 2% points...

HA HA...That is too funny, the pure hypocrisy, let`s examine a few quick facts, the BC Liar party  claimed that BC had to adopt the HST or we would be crushed by Ontario in a competitive market, we were also told that business NEEDED the HST to compete in a "Global economic world"..We were told that we must improve the business and investment atmosphere in BC and lower business taxes and adopt a VAT tax that every other country in the world has already done(Not Alberta or the U.S.A.  our nearest neighbors)....

So on one hand the Christy Clark Liberals lied about the need for the HST, they lied about it being revenue neutral, they lied about negotiating with Ottawa on the HST before the last election, and now the party that lives off of corporate donations is expecting us to believe that the BC Liberal Government is going to "Shift"  nearly $2billion dollars per year on the backs of their corporate friends to pay for the 1% then 1% (By 2014)..HA HA.....Are you kidding me!...

Don`t you see how pathetic this is, this will most certainly backfire and as far as I`m concerned it makes the BC Liberals look fiscal idiots, Gordon Campbell shifted $2 billion dollar from business onto the the backs of the middle class and now the BC Liberals are claiming they are going to shift $2 billion dollars back to big business....Are you kidding me....Why did they shift in the first place and why isn`t big business and industry howling about this announcement today, the BC Liberals just promised to lower taxes in the future for middleclass people and make big business pay the shortfall...HA HA...Big business isn`t howling because they don`t believe a word of it, big business knows a political public con-job when they hear one, this bullshit announcement doesn`t address the earlier claims about the HST paying for increased health and education budgets and now....

And now when the the Province of BC is running multi $billion dollar deficits last year, this year, next year and magically the Christy clucking Liberals are promising lower tax rates for families and higher rates for business, first off every political party throughout history has promised lower taxes and very few have ever delivered and there is one more thing that makes my blood boil, Kevin Falcon, Colin Hansen, Bill Good, Michael Levy, Michael Campbell, what have they been telling us for years?..."Big business doesn`t pay taxes, the consumer does, if business taxes are raised they pass on that increase to consumers"....Now the Liberals claim they are going to tax their political donors to pay for middleclass tax cuts, that`s ridiculous on so many levels, number one, the BC Liberals will never raise corporate tax rates, all those arguments about corporations passing on taxes to consumers, that was the whole argument for the HST .....This merry-Go-Round is getting pathetic, we have the BC Government bribing us with our own tax dollars and threatening to raise corporate taxes by $billions per year and all you have to do is vote for keeping the HST and "trust" Christy Gordon Campbell Clark......

On a final note, the original Gordon Campbell/Stephen Harper HST deal they signed, in the agreement the BC Government had the option of lowering the rate by 1% percentage point in 2012...(Go figure)...And in the original deal the BC Government could reduce the HST(Provincial PST side) by a further 1% percentage point by 2014 (go figure again).....In other words, Christy Clark`s amazing Hail Mary pass is nothing but a recital of potential possibilities that exist in the original BC Liberal/Federal Conservative HST deal.....Those options already exist....And if the world economy and the BC economy aren`t clicking every promise is thrown out the window,...."Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me"...Fool me and lie to me a 100 times and you must be a BC Liberal...

Sorry Cluck Cluck, this move will backfire, the public will never believe that you will raise corporate taxes so you can lower people taxes, that was the whole argument for the HST in the first place, a $2 billion dollar per year tax shift from business to consumers and now you promise to shift the taxes back to corporations....

And what type of disaster will this create in the new housing market, what about families with no kids, what about families with 10 kids, kids that are 18..19...20....What about sending out cheques to millionaires, it`s no wonder your stints in universities garnered you nothing but "Incomplete grades"....The same grade I`m giving you phony HST fix.

Now this really would be a headline for the ages...."BC Liberals raise corporate taxes"...

"When pigs fly"

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

$600 million dollar descrepancy between Falcon and Dinning(Lying then or lying now?)

Sometimes no matter what you do your screwed, there are several reasons for the lack of posts as of late, the main reason is my computer, this tired piece of junk my system crashed last week, my mother board is being one mother@$%&$*(Apparantly my capacitors were bulging and needed replacing)......

Never the less my so-called new computer is under warranty and is now fixed, unfortunately I won`t be able to pick it up until later this week, in the meantime I dusted off my old windows millennium edition, it`s slow, I can`t browse have the sites, it freezes up, to say the least it`s a pain in the butt posting until I get Windows 7 and my new tower up and running, what can I say, besides, I needed a break, all my horses came in last, Harper got his majority by fluke, my man Horgan came up a little shy, Christy Clark won the leadership and squeaked out a by-election win against David Eby, for gawd`s sake can`t we ever win one, time and time again I, no, make that we, time and time again we warned of the BC Liberal betrayals, 720,000 people signed a petition to remove the HST and when recall came around the same sheeple sat on their hands because they believed some magical referendum would remove the tax, can you believe the advertising on the YES HST side, CKNW, CTV, Global, $millions being spent teaching you how to take the bad medicine for the team, propaganda, the drum is beating and I can`t wait for Christy Crunch to toss that Hail Mary pass a week before the mailout of the ballots, apparantly she has figured out a way to make it better, well, as we discussed, she can`t lower the rate, she can`t increase exemptions, rumour has it that Christy Crunch Clark is going to send out $675 million dollars to BCers, call it a bribe, call it a joke, I don`t know what you call it because the money for this gift is coming from guess where?.....Give up yet, the $675 million dollars is the final payment from Ottawa, Christy Clark is going to bribe us with the same money her and her colleagues are bitching about us having to pay back if we vote down the tax....Does it get any stinkier, you bet it does, like I wrote about in the last couple of posts, there is a $600 million dollar per year difference between what the Dinning report outlined against what the ministry of Finance has tabled in their budget documents, Kevin Falcon and his ministry are in hiding and silent, I heard Davis Shreck on the weekend on CKNW, David too was wondering who or when either Dinning or Falcon will come clean....Either the ministry of finance and all the BC Liberals were lying about the revenue neutral part then or Dinning is lying today, we are talking about a $600 million dollar gap on the revenue side, where is the press conference and the truth...Anyway, it makes me sick that the recall towns shriveled up folded like a cheap suit.....

This cloud eventually will depart, a poll came out last week, an Ipsos Reid poll that had the BC Liberals at 41%..NDP at 39% and the BC Conservatives at 10%....That was a fantastic poll, no one trusts the Liberals, 70% have no confidence on BC Liberal ethics or accountability, that`s a high number, Christy Clark has been photo-oping everywhere, Adrian is unknown with most of the electorate and still he is tied with Cluck Cluck, what I also find amazing is...CKNW and Global tried to do a hatchet job on John Cummins and it appears to have had the reverse affect, instead of scaring people away the far right feel oh so at home with John Cummins, I`m glad my side of the world doesn`t attract the Cummins crowd, and then there is that damn Harper, what a sack of garbage, he sends three loser candidates to Ottawa for lifetime Senate gigs, still stacking the senate, total hypocrisy, and what about a strike at Canada post, what are the odds that a strike happening at the same time ar our HST referendum, who the hell had the inside line and moved up our referendum smack dab into a postal strike, so meanwhile it`s like pulling teeth using this 12 year old throw-away computer, what to do, a week without posting what should I do, I know, I`ll fix the steering on the boat, how hard could that be.....

I mentioned we went salmon fishing a few weeks ago, well, we didn`t catch any salmon but we had a good time, I spent a week getting the boat ready, spit polished and shined, what I didn`t do was some routine maintenance, thus while fishing the steering rod broke, it rusted away too nothing, my brother in law Ted lashed it together and made it work, the following week we fabricated a new steering rod, how hard could it be, I took out the rod all I have to do is replace it, so I stisk my head under the rear deck and I notice the bracket holding the hydraulic ram that pushes the steering rod was half rusted through, certainly it would last for years but now would be the time to replace it, well....The bolts were too rusty to unscrew, fine, I `ll hack-saw them off, what a bad idea, hours and hours of hack-sawing through theses rusty bolts in crampt quarters under the deck, I saw and saw until I get close then I grab a hammer and screw drive and try and break the last little bit to avoid the endless hack-sawing, I was using a metal brace that holds all the rudders and mounts as a base for hammering on the bolts and on the very last bolt when I was hammering away the metal brace just shattered, shattered like glass, 40 year old pig iron was fine until I hammered on it and now I have a big mess, oh well, I remove all the metal, all because I messed with the rusty bracket I`m now having to replace the rear bracing, sheesh....Now that I have the metal removed, the steering rod off, I might as well clean and powerwash the rear hull, so a scrubbing away I was, soap, hot water, suds, powerwasher and boy was the bottom coming clean, meanwhile the water rose and rose, why didn`t the bilge pump kick in?...Oh well, when the water gets higher the rear bilge pump will start, the water rose, the rear bilge flapper float rose and still no pumps, so now I have a rear end with no steering, no metal bracing, the boat is full of water and the pumps don`t run, so I stick my hand up to my elbow in the bilge and disconnect pump 1, then pump 2 and eventually after re-wiring and another day the pumps work and the boat is dry, the steering rod is in, the bracing is replaced, 4 new dead-man braces and deck supports, 3 2 X 10s...2 X 4S...Bolts, lag screws, nuts, washers, drill bits, HACK-SAW BLADES, bilge cleaner, paper towels, band-aids, aspirin, 6 trips to the hardware store, a one day job turned into 6 days and I finally can sit down and relax at the computer except for this heathen of a machine, Windows Millennium, are you kidding me, gawd it`s enough to drive you batty, ah....The repair shop called and I get my new Windows 7 machine back as soon as I make the 90 mile round trip....It will have to wait until Thursday, things to do....

So as I beat up my hands under and in the boat, every screw, all the engine work, the woodwork, the steering rod and hydraulics, the electronics, Dad and I did it all, this 40 foot fiberglass boat is almost 50 years old, Dad can help me fix the boat in a physical way anymore but he had all the right answers over the phone in guiding me through my moments of mechanical despair, it was a trip down memory lane, everywhere I looked and crawled Dad and I were there 30 plus years ago doing first, anyway, the hummingbirds are here, I put up two red feeders this year instead of the one red one and a blue one, for whatever reason in the past the hummingbirds always preferred the red feeder over the blue one, the red one would always go dry first, this year I`m messing with the hummers, I have two identical red feeders out and the verdict is in....

The humming birds are draining the feeders at the same rate, I don`t know why, they prefer the red feeders, hmmm, so anyway I just wanted to say thank you all for tuning in regularly and contributing to our forum, by the way, that Ipsos Reid poll, that really is great news because Ipsos Reid always gives the BC Liberals at least 5 percentage points at the expense of the NDP, so if Daryll Bricker is up to his normal routine the true polling numbers are.....BC Liberal (36%)...BC NDP(40%)...BC Conservative(8%)....

And here I thought Adrian Dix had no chance, I was wrong, the choice couldn`t be clearer, left versus right, right versus wrong.....Red hummingbird feeder or blue hummingbird feeder....Perhaps it`s time I hung up an Orange Hummingbird feeder?

One steering rod, one little tax shift, sometimes the consequences of one act sets a series of events in motion, sometimes there is no turning back, history tells me that the big BC Liberal machine has met its perfect storm!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Christy Clark....Drama Queen and uninformed child mind!

A two-part movie, American idol or a Cliff-hanger ending on the daily soap operas, all designed to bring you the viewer back, well I can tell you fine folks this, Christy Clark is running around like a chicken with its head cut off, Christy is a cluck cluck clucking here and a cluck cluck clucking there....

The problem is that the Province of British Columbia isn`t a soap-opera or a two-part movie, BC is a Province being run by a child mind, Christy Cluck Cluck Clark was up attending a BC Liberal convention/party in Penticton with Gordon Campbell as the honoured guest, the dynamics of the BC Liberal convention was amazing...First off, Gordon Campbell was a no show, Gordon Campbell is busy doing nothing with his girlfriend Lara Dauphinee, too busy to attend, I find it amazing that the BC Liberal slugs who allowed Gordon Campbell to destroy their party are the first ones to line up to kiss his feet and give tribute, all the spineless jellyfish came to Liberalland to lick Campbell`s underwear and Gordon Campbell who doesn`t give a rat` ass about anyone in the BC Liberal party except himself, these mindless Liberal sheep are too stupid to realize that they count for nothing, there they were, all hanging in their own little corners of the convention floor, King Gordo destroyed BC without any input from anyone but his pals and brother only to be replaced by Christy Clark, a selfish ego maniac who cares about nothing but power, Christy Cluck Clark with her painted smaile and travelling make-up crew are kept very busy covering up Christy Clark`s "Man hands".... and her "Man neck" added with all Christy Clark`s other manly parts, we know why Mark Marrisen left Christy Clark...... Because of all her "Manly parts and traits"...Oh indeed, the make-up department will be kept very busy feminizing Mizz Clark

Back to the convention, there was some very interesting themes happening there, first off, Colin Hansen and the Conservative side of the Party want the Liberal name destroyed, removed, so weak is the BC Liberal vote, so weak and now plumetting are the Christy Clark polling numbers that the BC Liberals can`t afford to even lose 1% percentage point of support, the Liberal internal polling numbers are so bad....I am not talking about Mike De Jong riding in Abbotsford or Ralph Sultan in West Vancouver, I am talking about every close BC ridings, the NDP are not only polling to retain every riding they possess now but they are poised to win in a landslide in all the close ridings, Ida Chomh is done....Murray Coell is done...Don McCrae is toast...Dalton is done...Terry Lake is done....You can go down the list, every riding that was close in 2009 know belongs to the BC NDP....And while Christy Cluck Clark may talk about a General Election the truth is the majority of the BC Liberals are dead in an election, they don`t want one and the proof is in the pudding with what happened in the Point Grey by-election...Christy Clark won by guile and deceit, she went dirty negative real late in the game, she used media and hype and still barely squeaked a victory...

I was listening to Sean Leslie on Saturday, Sean Leslie is Christy Clark`s newest lap dog boy, ever since Mrs Leslie got a big bonus courtesy of Christy Clark and the public affairs bureau Sean Leslie is now reduced to being a male masseuse, Sean Leslie was recruited and Michael Smyth shoved aside to make room on the air-waves for Sean Leslie to apply lavender to Christy`s feet, in fact Sean Leslie`s head is stuck so far up Christy Clark`s dress he`s choking on noxious fumes!.....Saturday past, Seal Leslie was reporting on the BC Liberal convention, Sean Leslie was trying to portray an atmosphere of unity and teamwork at the convention when nothing could be further from the truth....

It was widely reported .....At the BC Liberal convention there was no unity, the convention floor was a series of groups and cliques, the Kevin Falcon group was separate, the George Abbott group, Mike De Jong, even Moira Stilwell, all the groups segregated off, there is no unity, infact the BC LIberal MLAs and cabinet ministers are hell bent on calling any early election, the hatred towards everything BC Liberal is palpable, it`s real, an early election means an early demise of the BC Liberals .......

The Cliff-hanger Christy Clark, I was in the Big smoke over the weekend, a big party for my dad and the parts for the boat I needed were ready, I mentioned to people about Christy Clark making a big announcement at the BC Liberal convention, Christy Clark`s big announcement was that she was going to make a big announcement about the HST at the end of this month....Christy Clark...BC is not a game, your big announcement was  telling the stooge media that you were fixing the HST and making it better, my gawd Christy Clark....What kind of game are you playing, BC has been stuck in a rut since all the BC Liberals stabbed us in the back and you are playing announcement games, if you Christy Clark had a plan to fix the HST it would have been done already, but I blame the under-skirt gassed Sean Leslie and the remaining skirt drooling losers called media, British Columbia isn`t a joke, tax policy isn`t meant to be a cliff-hanger, this is very serious business...Christy Clark announces last Saturady at a dud convention that she will fix the HST and make everyone love it, tune in next month for the announcement...IS THAT HOW YOU RUN A GOVERNMENT?

As you know I called Kevin Falcon and Jim Dinning liars, and that is true....The Jim Dinning report, Dinning reported that BC would be up by $800 million dollars per year in HST windfall taxation, I personally still doubt those numbers but.....But, how come a private individual made that announcement, who learned about the little mistake the ministry of finance made, the ministry of finance had to have had the tax documents BEFORE JIM DINNING did......So how come it was Jim Dinning who made that announcement and not the BC Government.....The Ministry of Finance, Kevin Falcon, Colin Hansen, Christy Clark and Gordon Campbell all claimed the HST was revenue neutral to Government and Jim  Dinning claimed a $800 million dollar windfall taxation, how come the BC Ministry of Finance didn`t make that admission, why was it an outside individual who made the confession, why wasn`t it Kevin Falcon, why wasn`t Colin Hansen....I still have my doubts about this miracle surplus...Me thinks the surplus was made up as fictional and when the books are further studied the surplus will have vanished through BC L:iberal accounting  practices...

The dinner party(complete with jazz music) at a fine restaurant, the bar was a cash bar, the bill for the joint, the music, the food, everything was cash, no PST..No GST...NO HST....The parts I had fabricated for the boat, no bill, no tax, how many more have gone underground, the cross border shopping, the 30,000 lost jobs since July 1st/2010 ...The underground economy, the restaurant industry members, their income is down 22% across the board....

The numbers don`t add up, the lost jobs, food industry bleeding, the booze industry hurting, the underground economy, cross border shopping and still the Jim Dinning report makes the claim about a $800 million dollar surplus, yet to this day I still haven`t heard the BC Government confirm those numbers, have all the HST credits and pass throughs been claimed, are the numbers solid, are the Federal numbers intact?...Jim Flaherty broke one of their election promises last friday, Jim Flaherty admitted that the Federal budget won`t be balanced by 2014/2015...Flaherty admitted just days after the election that they will need an extra year, that tells me that their revenue forecasts are bunk, infact the stock markets boths here in Canada and the USA have done nothing but fall since Harper got his majority, commodity prices are falling, any revenue forecasts are worthless....So for Jim Dinning to have iron-clad numbers that extend into the future is nothing but a con job...The BC Government is hurting from natural gas revenue, job losses continue to grow, the cross-border shopping and consumer pullback and for Dinning to claim the so-called surplus....The numbers don`t add up, the numbers have not been confirmed by Kevin Falcon or the ministry of finance.....

Back to Christy Clark`s announcement of a future announcement about the HST, Michael Smyth on his show yesterday(Monday/May /16) was chirping away about what Christy Clark could do to improve the HST and save it...Michael Smyth was musing about Christy Clark dropping one point, or even dropping two points from the HST and or adding exemptions or increasing the credits paid back to the public....

First off, I think Christy Clark making an announcement about a future announcement is not only amateurish but childish, this is not a game, an entire economy is waiting for the HST battle to end, one way or another it will end and it won`t be pretty or friendly to government....

Back too Michael Smyth...Michael Smyth is not only a tabloid reporter who writes mostly garbage but he`s also not very intelligent, yesterday Michael Smyth was guessing as too how Christy Clark would improve the HST by the end of the month, Smyth mentioned lowering the HST by 1 point..By 2 points...Adding exemptions to restaurant meals, adding others point of sale rebates, Smyth also mused over having the low-income HST credits increased, however.....

However this is where Michael Smyth proved how utterly stunned he is and how he is manipulated and bent by CKNW like a wet noodle!......

The HST agreement the Christy Clark BC Liberals signed with Ottawa.....Let`s examine the deal....As for exemptions, the deal signed with Ottawa only allows 5% of items to be exempted from the HST, the BC Liberals chose school clothes, gasoline(which has a carbon tax already)....Prescription drugs and basic telephone and hydro rates, the BC Government chose what items they wished placed into the exemtion zone, the BC Government under the HST agreement CAN`T add more items to the exemption list....

The HST agreement Christy Clark`s BC Liberals signed with Ottawa doesn`t allow for a reduction in the HST, even the Provincial side of the tax ledger, the HST agreement doesn`t allow our PST to be reduced, the earliest the BC Government could reduce the HST would be July 1st/2012...At that time the BC Government could reduce the HST  from 12% to 11%....The earliest BC could reduce even the Provincial end of the HST (The 7% PST) would be July 1st/2012.....

So....The BC Government is locked in and can`t add more exemptions without negotiating(ahead of time) with Ottawa, BC is stuck, like Ontario by exempting by 5% of items from the HST....BC Government is locked in to the rate, they have no legal authority to reduce the rate even by a point without extensive negotiations with Ottawa.....

So for the idiot extroardinaire Michael Smyth to muse about more exemptions and a one or two point reduction is nothing but airy fairy bullshit....Jim Dinning is claiming that BC is making a $800 million dollar per year taxation windfall because of the HST....Well, if the BC Government COULD reduce it one point they wouldn`t, a one point reduction will cost the BC Treasury $850 million dollars, .....The $800 million dollar bounty would turn into a $50 million dollar deficit, a two point reduction would mean a $900 million dollar hole in the budget....A Government that is broke, taking bribes, robbing ICBC for money, stealth taxation everywhere and to muse about them cutting 2 percentage points off the HST when one, they can`t afford it and two, they legally can`t do it under the agreement they signed with Ottawa.

So for idiot Michael Smyth to muse about these scenarios without examinig the allowable legal options merely proves how mentally stunned Michael Smyth is.....The BC Government can`t reduce the HST rate at all, the earliest legal date would be July 1st/2012 and then they could reduce the rate by 1% percentage point(maximum)....By the law of the BC Liberal/BC Conservative HST deal no more exemptions from the HST can be added, the BC Government is limited to exempting a mere %5 of  Provincial items from the HST....

So what do you say now  Michael Smyth? Michael Smyth is so stunned, he is unaware that BC is locked into the HST rate until July 2012, the option of reducing the rate before then doesn`t exist....BC is locked into the amount of items they can exempt(5% of items, the items have been chosen already)...BC doesn`t have an option to add more exemptions.....So the only thing Christy Clark can do as to the HST is give money back in the form of low-income credits, Christy Clark can double the low-income credits, she could give this so-called extra tax money($800 million dollars) out as more credits, but who would qualify, $60,000 per year earners, $100,000 per year earners, who will Christy Clark extend tax credits to......For theorectically, Christy Clark could return any tax windfall back to the public in the form of credits but that would throw out the argument about this money being needed and used for health and education funding, for if Christy Clark gives away all the extra HST tax revenues the Government bank accounts will remain as empty as ever!.

So listen up idiot boy Michael Smyth....Christy Clark can`t by law reduce the HST until July of 2012 and at that time the most she could reduce the tax would be 1 point, Christy Clark by the law of the deal can`t exempt anymore items that the 5% that have been allotted.....Christy Clark can increase the low income tax credits or extend the credits to wealthier families but I am sure the rich boys would be crying foul, Cheap rich boys like Bill Good who drives to Bellingham to save money on air flight tickets, what`s the matter Billy Good, you don`t like all the Canadian taxation so you drive south to save money, but you sure promote the HST and claim the money is needed for services.....Billy the racist Good, do as I say not as I do!

The HST is a fraud, lie after lie, the BC Liberals are in big trouble, there is no unity, the MLAs hate Christy Clark, the public is turning against Christy Cluck Cluck Clark, particularly the female voter is turning away from the fake hockey mom and ego-maniac Christy Clark...The HST rate can`t be reduced, exemptions can`t be added, Christy Clark can give away surpluses but only if the surpluses trully exist and from what Jim Dinning has presented the proof of an ongoing tax wind-fall  isn`t there....Jim Dinning has seen but a snapshot, the tax wind-fall doesn`t exist, the myth of lowering the rate doesn`t exist, the myth of adding tax exemptions doesn`t exist.....Any tax relief or increases the rebates in low income credits will eat up the money the BC Government claims too so badly need!

Bill Good(Racist pig)....Michael Smyth, too stunned to examine any facts, a tabloid hack who can`t write anything worth reading....Christy Clark...Liar extroardinaire, Drama queen and now HST scammer.

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Friday, May 13, 2011

Vaughn Palmer and Jim Dinning....Liars Extroardinaire!

Well wasn`t that exciting, the squeaky victory of Christy Cluck Cluck Clark......Sometimes I muse too myself about events, rare events, nature events, maybe this is how cultures created Gods and belief systems, maybe these events can enter one`s mind and subliminally alter their path but I suspect with Christy Clark the path is pre-ordained..

Wenesday afternoon during the Point Grey by-election a very rare visit by Orca whales happened right in front of Point Greyer`s nose, the Orca, not local residents of our Southern pod but transient members of the Northern pod, Orca whales from Northern BC came down to Point Grey and introduced themselves to Premier Clark, it` been years since Orca whales came right into Vancouver Harbour to make an appearance, it`s almost as if the Whales themselves came down to Point Grey to remind Christy Clark about Enbridge and offshore oil tankers....If a spetacular visit from the superstars of nature isn`t enough to make you think twice about promoting Enbridge and oil tankers nothing will.

Christy Clark and Kevin Falcon have now started running HST promotional ads using stick figures, that is funny, stick figures, one step above see Dick Run educational courses, the ad itself smacks of direspect and reveals an underlying truth about how the Government views the taxpayer and voters, Christy Clark avoided debates in Point Grey, she went against her leadership pledge of not going negative and running only positive campaigns and resorted to running a filthy low-down Kash Heed type election campaign, Christy Clark called David Eby a porn freak, a polygamist and Hard-Drug pusher, Clark fired off those remarks on the Sean Leslie show on Monday May 9/2011...CKNW just happened to give Michael Smyth ANOTHER DAY OFF which made room for Sean Leslie to fill-in for Smyth, and what a coincidence that Christy chooses that day to come on the air and and slag David Eby......

David Eby got called names by Christy Clark, no chance for rebuttal, Sean Leslie was ordered by CKNW to give Christy Clark a free ride....CKNW think they are fooling the public with Michael Smyth, everytime something serious is happening or the BC Liberals are in trouble Michael Smyth is told to stay home, let`s see, how many weeks off has Smyth had since he took over for Christy Clark, my count is 7 weeks of holiday in less than less than 6 months of employment, Smyth was kept off the air in the late stages of the Liberal leadership race, Smyth gets called in to support Harper, Michael Campbell gets called in to promote Harper, the musical chair game with Michael Smyth is another slap to the public, the use of Smyth to attack the NDP both federally and Provincial while leaving him hanging on hot BC Liberal Provincial issues, Clark refused to come on with Smyth or Good...She waited until Sean Leslie took over the microphone for Smyth for a day, I remind you fine folk that Sean Leslie`s wife is a member of Christy Clark`s PAB (Public Affairs Bureau), rumour has it she received a raise after their restructing  ......

Back to the stick fugure HST ads, the ad has an undertone, we have been treated by the BC Liberal as if we were stick figures, no feeling, no pain being felt, no hardship, no disabilities, no minds, no power, the Christy Clark, Kevin Falcon Government have been treating us like mindless stick figures, sticks with no voice, sticks who feel no pain, sticks who are told how high to jump, the stick figure ads were designed to take the human equation out of the tax, a sterile Government ad where they lumped people, real people together with mindless sticks.....The ad is very BC Liberal like, it inadvertantly revealed how Christy Clark and the lying Liberals really feel about the public, dumb mindless stick figures who feel no pain, the ad reminds me of another stick figure ad...The BC Government should be truthful, they should run an ad with them lashing us stick figures with a whip or an ad with stick figures being used as firewood in the BC Legislature....

In fact there is an old ad which is a classic....Remember the Robaxacet ads?...Stick figures who are suffering extreme pain, stick figures getting jabbed with needles in their back...Well, the Robaxacet ads are just like the HST ads...Imagine BC stickfigures getting jabbed with sharp needles, a stab after the 2009 election when Gordon Campbell stuck a big needle in our back, the HST lie...another needle stabbed us will the BC Rail fraud, another stab was hydro rates, MSP payments, ferry fees, carbon taxes, gaming grant cuts, assaults on teachers and seniors and our precious students, everyone of us stick figures are walking around with a back full of needles and stab wounds delivered by the Christy Clark/Kevin Falcon Liberals....You can watch the real HST stick figure ads here.....Remember when you watch the Robaxacet ad, juste equate each needle stab with a BC Liberal betrayal and lie

Christy Clark had her PAB stooges design an ad that treats taxpayers as nothing, mindless no pain feeling sticks, you will feel the stick from the BC voters very soon Cluck Cluck, a razor thin margin in Point Grey where you made announcement after Government announcement, the HST and BC Hydro will be your deathbed...Gordon Campbell`s corporate legacy, 2 years and BC hate the HST as much as ever, BC Hydro having to bleed ratepayers dry over contracts only a madman would sign, natural gas royalties so puny, corporate tax rates slashed so low, teachers, paramedics, school budgets and health authorities all in trouble, Surrey needs schools and new hospitals are over-due and you haven`t a dime except for stolen loot from the crowns and bribes, Gordon Campbell`s private agenda scheme has brought BC to its knees ....

This HST debate, no, that`s wrong, there is no debate......There is something very fishy about the Dinning HST report, the part about the tax bringing in an extra $700 million dollars per year, originally the BC Government claimed the tax was revenue neutral, in fact Vaughn Palmer and Colin Hansen both claimed that the BC Government would lose money on the HST...Now Dinning claims the Government is recieving tons of new tax revenue, now Kevin Falcon and Colin Hansen are claiming the ministry of Finance "Miscalculated"....Are you kidding me!....They miscalculated, something doesn`t make sense, if it was true that the BC Government is making extra money on the HST they would qiuckly pass it on to try and sell their tax betrayal.....I don`t believe Jim Dinning, an entire finance ministry claimed the Government wouldn`t make any extra money and a panel of volunteers who are not in the Ministry of finance claim Finance employees are wrong and out to lunch to the tune of nearly $1 billion per year?....

I believe this so-called new found revenue is another BC Liberal lie....For when the Province claimed the tax was revenue neutral over the last 2 years, they also claimed the HST was going to pay for health and education, that argument fell flat on its face because the tax was a shift, corporate tax being downloaded onto the stick figures, so now cue Jim Dinning and Vaughn Palmer and suddenly the Province scores big, the public laughed at Gordon Campbell and Colin Hansen when after the first failed 6 months of selling the HST they moved to the tax pays for services argument, but with them claiming revenue neutrality the public laughed, you can`t have it both ways but with now the Dinning report claiming all this revenue the Province CAN make the argument that by voting out the tax a huge fiscal hole will be created........

Now the Government will be saying all the lost services BCers will see will be because of a loss of this new unexpected tax revenue related too the HST, in fact Vaughn Palmer took it one step further on today`s cutting ledge show on CKNW...Vaughn Palmer said and I quote...

"The NDP should be supporting the HST because all those extra tax dollars will be used for public service wages".....Snip....

Well well well, so now Christy Clark and Kevin Falcon are using Jim Dinning and Vaughn Palmer to change the angle of attack....For now according to these effing liars the tax isn`t revenue neutral, the tax raises revenue, the tax pays for health and education, and the totally laughable Government lie/line that Palmer tried to pass off today....Palmer was saying that the HST is all about paying for our dear over-worked dedicated public service employees....And who might you be talking about Vaughn Pawn Palmer?...Paramedics..Teachers....our little old workers get shit on a "stick" compared to Ontario and Alberta, BC`s workers are woefully underpaid compared to our neighbors, the exception are the huge wages to Martyn Brown/ Paul Taylor/Lara Dauphinee..David Hahn...Are those the workers you are worried about Vaughn?

So that`s the new BC Liberal spin, the HST is for our underpaid workers and if the NDP are opposing the HST they are attacking the same workers they claim to fight for, WOW....Are you BC Liberals that desperate?....

What a pathetic spin job lie Vaughn Palmer....Vaughn Palmer was asked by Christy Clark to start this new angle of attack in defence of the HST...Vaughn Palmer and Keith Baldrey are on the Governments pay role by stealth...Christy Clark sends out the three stooges to (as Wally Oppal would say) hoist it up a flag pole and see how it flys....

In fact I am suggesting the Jim Dinning report is 100% wrong on his assertions about extra revenue, the numbers haven`t been crunched yet, yes the tax base has increased but so has all the inputs big corporations are claiming, the tax year isn`t even one year old and unless Jim Dinning had access to all the tax papers from both Ottawa and Victoria what Dinning is claiming is but wild speculation at best!

Who is lying, is Jim Dinning lying now or was the ministry of finance lying, was Colin Hansen lying about revenue neutrality or BC`s tax authority, how can a three member panel with no access be more accurate than BC`s ministry of finance, either way, the Christy Clark Liberals were lying about the HST in July 2009 or they are lying now, the truth be they have never stopped lying and the Dinning report is nothing but speculation and new spin.

So here`s the deal, Vaughn Palmer is lying again, Jim Dinning is lying and has provided no facts to back up his assertions, and here`s the big one, a group of three in a panel did more comprehensive work than BC`s ministry of finance with it`s multi $billion dollar budget and hundreds of employees....Who are we to believe...

Should we believe Vaughn Palmer who now appears to have but one concern on his mind(protecting the poor public employee). and that is making sure the NDP promote the HST because the tax is all about public sector wages?

Or should we believe Colin Hansen and Kevin Falcon who both lied their faces off, they claim the ministry of finance made a miscalculation on it being revenue neutral...Hmmm, a $700 million dollar per year miscalculation!   Are you kidding me! It doesn`t inspire much confidence from this stick figure...

Christy cluck cluck Clark, she has lied about reviewing BC Hydro, she lied about moving up the HST referendum, she lied about honouring the results of the HST vote, Jim Dinning, Christy Clark and Vaughn Palmer all claim it will take 2 years to unwind the tax, well Vaughn, this stick figure knows a line of bullshit when he hears it, 2 weeks after an election we have a tax rammed down our throats, a 720,000 Anti HST petition, a binding referendum and you clowns say we are still stuck with it for 2 years, that is not honouring squat! She lied about her and her dear brother Bruce Clark`s involvement in BC Rail, she lied everyday on the radio, she slings mud then hides behind the same door Gordon Campbell did.

Who gave Jim Dinning any mandate to ask, figure out on his own or report in anyway on how long it would take to remove the HST, did Dinning negotiate with Ottatwa, did he talk to the ministry of finance, did he ask both Governments, Manitoba removed the HST with a stroke of a pen, Jim Dinning is lying and he never talked to Flaherty or Harper.....How can using a crystal ball be allowed in Dinning`s report?

Where is the data for lost revenue from the restaurant industry, their revenue is down 15% to 22% across the board, where is the table for lost income do to a growing underground economy, what about an assessment of increased cross-border shopping, but if you listen too Dinning for a cost of $1.4 billion dollars too taxpayers the business community reaps a $1.9 billion dollar tax shift, low income BCers get $330 million in credits and the Province receives $800 million more in taxes, all that without one calculation from the above mentioned items, add it all up ..$1.9 billion, $330 million, $800 million, it totals $3billion dollars.....Revenue neutral, a tax windfall, $3 billion dollars divided by 4 million people and Dinning comes up with a total of $350 per family...If a family is 4 people that number 1 million familes times $350 dollars...That totals $350 million dollars, if a family was 2 people....2 million familes times $350 totals $700 million dollars....Anyway you slice it the numbers don`t add up!

Jim Dinning, Dinning has contradicted the liar Jack flip flop Mintz, Dinning has contradicted the entire Ministry of finance, Dinning has miraculousely figured out how much tax the BC Government will receive, Dinning simultaneously got tax records from Ottawa, from Victoria and has magically determined too the penny how much extra tax the BC Lying Government will receive, if it doesn`t make sense it isn`t true.

Dinnig`s numbers don`t add up...We were told  by the BC Government that business would save $1.,9 billion per year and that the tax was being shifted onto the consumer...We were told prices will come down...

How is it the USA who have no HST and a lower dollar value have cheaper goods than Canada, what about our gas prices, commodity prices, nothing has gone down in price and nothing will in Canada...

Dinning`s report tweaked the numbers, Jim Dinning claimed that the HST cost BCers $1.4 billion per year, Dinning claims the Province will be ahead $800 million dollars per year...Add up the two sets of numbers, $1.4 billion dollars plus $800 million dollars and they total $2.2 billion dollars...The numbers must be added together....$2.2 billion dollars per year divided by 4 million BCers comes to $500 dollars for every man, woman and child...A far cry from Dinning`s claim about a mere $350 dollars per year per family, the numbers don`t add up...And there is no other way to slice the numbers....For if you took Dinning`s $1.4 billion dollar number and subtracted the $800 million the Government is ahead, then subtract the low income credit...1.1 million dirt poor BCers reciving the credit...If we assign each credit as $300 dollars per year...That is $330 million....So if you subtracted $330 million and $800 million from the $1.4 billion dollar figure Dinning uses($1.4 billion is what Jim Dinning claims BCers are paying extra in tax) leaves a mere $270 million dollars to be divided by all the businesses and corporations throughout the Province....

That works out to a mere few hundred dollars per business, the numbers don`t add up....Jim Dinning can you provide any proof of your tax numbers, can you ministry of finance show proof of this tax windfall....For I believe that these mythical numbers Jim Dinning is using was a pre-planned plot to confuse the people and make them think that services will be mortally wounded if the so-called revenue neutral tax disappears...

The bottom line is....When Vaughn Palmer, Keith Baldrey and Billy Racist Good come on the air and claim that the HST means better wages and benefits for teachers and Paramedics so the NDP better support it means but one thing....

It means Vaughn, Baldrey and Good have been shown their marching orders and ordered to tell us "stick figures" to go along with the HST or your backs will be full of sharp needles and stab wounds...

Jim Dinning is lying, Vaughn Palmer is lying, Keith Baldrey, Bill Good, Falcon, Hansen and Christy Clark are all lying, the numbers don`t add up and unless Dinning has received all the tax documents from both Ottawa and Victoria  this is nothing but another BC Liberal pre-planned phony stage play.

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Christy Clark, Stuck in the 90`s Dinosaur!

It never stops hurting, these horrific scenes of nature being killed by oil, 4.5 million litres of oil, 28,000 barrels of heavy crude leaked from a pipeline into a wetland near little Buffalo, look at that picture, what good can these white-suited workers do now, wandering around looking at their poison pretending to be able to mitigate damages, this little story garnered no air play during the last Federal election, the spill happened on Friday before the Monday Federal election....

Jason Kenney Alberta Conservative MP has been promoting pipelines including the Enbridge pipeline which would bring not only pipelines to British Columbia but also oil tankers on our dangerous northern coast, the pipeline disaster that took place last week was but a slight drop in pipeline pressure and in a blink of an eyes 28,000 barrels of poison are puked into the wetlands, ducks, beavers and moose have been killed by the oil, the same company puked 8,700 barrels of oil into Stave lake in 2006, could you imagine an oil spill in BC...

Not a spill into a slow moving wetland but a spill into the fast moving headwaters of our salmon bearing rivers, by the time anyone shut down the spill hundreds of miles of pristine salmon rivers and fresh water would be gone forever, what can Jason Kenney do now, the damage is done, people are getting sick and dinosaurs like Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney could care less, in fact you can add the name Christy Clark to the list of pipeline promoters....

 How many more species are we going to eliminate, how many more scenes of environmental destruction must we endure, Christy Clark is not only in favour of the destruction of Fish lake and turning it into a toxic tailing pond Clark is also in favour of the Enbridge pipeline and it amazes me, Christy is running in Point Grey, the long time home of David Suzuki, a group of self-proclaimed well educated green urbanites who election after election mark an X beside the candidate hell bent on destroying nature....And what about David Suzuki and Tzeporah Berman, I recall those two corporate green frauds campaigning against the NDP over the useless carbon tax but as for gas flaring, prosperity mine and the hideous Enbridge pipeline and a wanna-be premier who is actively promoting these projects they have gone into a deafening silence....

The Enbridge pipeline would have to cross not a few rivers but hundreds of rivers, hundreds of different environments, mountains, snowfalls, avalanches, earthquakes, terrorism, oil tankers, the Exxon Valdez spill still lingers today, $ billions of dollars in unpaid fines still languish in the courts, Exxon oil remains in the rocks and is detectable in the animal life, the Valdez was a tiny oil spill in a calm channel, the waters outside Kitimat are known as the Grave yard of the Pacific, hurricane force winds come up many times per year and seas of 13 meters plus are not rare, it`s a recipe for disaster, it`s not a question of if but when the disaster happens.....

I wrote this story about the lingering Exxon Valdez, how they still battle in court today, how the oil companies have lawyers on permanent retainer and they litigate litigate litigate until you die and through both time and the value of the dollar the penalty or fines shrink away too nothing..

It angers me that we pay carbon taxes while big oil poisons and kills, it really angers me that school money is siphoned off and given to Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark`s friends at Pacific Carbon Trust, can you imagine, every school district is forced to pay Encana gas and Lafarge concrete money for new equipment, these highly profitable companies are taking from the education budget for their bottom line, the new Cabin gas plant will be adding 3% to BC`s total greenhouse gas emissions, one project, one profitable private company adds more emission in one fell swoop than all the reductions by everyone combined and they pay nothing but little old you and I have to pay.....Even the Federal Conservatives during the last election said it point blank, if you charge industry a carbon tax they will pass it on, the fear mongering about higher gas prices......

Christy Clark wants to triple our coal exports to China, no carbon tax, Jason Kenney, Christy Clark and Stephen Harper want to risk our coastline for what, so Encana can increase their profits, we can`t drink oil...The Enbridge Kalamazoo oil disaster.....The Gulf oil spill, now it`s reported that clean-up workers and local residents are getting sick, levels of Benzine and other toxins at levels 35 times the normal.......And if you haven`t heard British Petroleum has gone to court to fight their penalties, they owe $billions in fines but BP is attempting to reduce the fines to but a few $million dollars, the court battle will last decades, British Petroleum has now gone into litigation mode and silenced the environmentalists in what can only be called a sophisticated Goebells type carpet bombing of economic spin...In fact very few in-depth articles about the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill have been written, yes it`s early on but the long-term signs are scary and the long term species loss is staggering, the best article written that pulls no punches was written by no other than AlJazeera news.....This article is a 5***** read, it will make you sad and angry...

Hell, British Petroleum is still fighting their 2006 oil spill in Prudeau bay, the BP owned pipeline puked oil for 5 days before anyone even noticed......Whether it is Enbridge, Exxon Mobile or British Petroleum, they can`t prevent leaks, spills and disasters, they will continue to eliminate animal, fish and plant species, they will never stop destroying watersheds and making people sick with their poison....Have a look at this chart and you will see these accidents happen everywhere and the majority of the causes are human error and that can never be eliminated, the Exxon Valdez was a tiny oil spill, a fraction of the size of the big oil spills, if a super tanker breaks up on the north coast we will lose our salmon and the Orca, the Orca will vanish from earth forever, how can anyone risk what they don`t own and can never replace, how can anyone vote for Christy Clark who promotes coal exports, oil pipelines and super tankers, how can David Suzuki and Tzeporah Berman remain so silent, how can Point Grey voters look themselves in the mirror for endorsing planet killers.

The day is coming, an army of British Columbian residents armed with rifles, firebombs, and technology standing up defending the land against the assault from corporations and their own Governments, blood will run, I vow to all of you that the Enbridge pipeline will be a battle to the death, the people of Point Grey could start by sending Christy Clark a message but I suspect they will bend over and ask for another lashing!......

P.S......Doug Pyper reminded me that........We don`t know what we had until it`s gone!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Monday, May 9, 2011

Hurry Up and Die Point Grey Voters

Sometimes I enjoy sitting back thinking about what has transpired and what is about to happen next and normally I would put up a shocking headline and start with an eye-popping paragraph then proceed with my daily rant but...

People, greedy people who talk one way while wanting the results they rail against, a local small business owner and I had a little chat about the HST and minimum wage, and too my surprise she(Lucy) in the past under Gordon Campbell spoke in favour of raising the minimum wage and now that Christy Clark has raised our minimum wage to the lowest in Canada at $8:75 per hour suddenly has become worried that her employees will earn too much money and lose their low income credit and have to pay for prescriptions, you know folks I am getting so sick of those arguments, that`s the same argument Kevin Falcon uses to scare people about the HST, this bullshit about low income people losing their tax credit if the HST is removed, I mentioned too Lucy that we are only talking about $1200 dollars per year and if you are so worried about low income employees losing their tax credit and prescription benefits merely rally the Government to raise the threshold so they still receive the benefit, I also mentioned.....How do all the other Provinces survive with a higher minimum wage?.....She went quiet on the subject, her business is mainly local except for late spring through summer into early fall which relies heavy on tourism to carry her through the year,.....Her opinion on the HST has changed, she claims it`s easier doing the books, everything is simplified, but what about the bottom line, her business is down, tourism is down, therefor the HST may make accounting a fraction easier but if it causes you to close your doors for lack of customers what good is it......

Have you noticed a pattern, the latest taxes all involve credits for the poor, the BC low income tax credit, the GST credit, the carbon tax credit, the HST credit, all these hideous taxes involve giving the dirt poor a tiny stipend to keep them afloat and if anyone speaks out against the taxes they claim you are attacking the impoverished by taking away their pennies, let`s be perfectly clear, there are many business owners who would never raise the minimum wage unless ordered by the law, it matters not how much they make it matters they have to pay out more therefor leaving less for their pockets....

Kevin Falcon was on the air with Racist Bill Good today and again, Falcon was fear mongering about taking away all the low income credits a family of four making under $20 thousand per year receive, Falcon and the Province have been deliberately fear mongering about these credits vanishing if the HST goes away, it`s a blatant lie, the BC low income credit remains, the GST credit stays and so does the carbon tax credit......

Kevin Falcon and Lucy are so worried about the poor that if they lower taxes and raise minimum wages these dirt poor may lose a low income stipend....Oh the humanity, can you imagine paying people enough money that they don`t rely on a hand out......The HST scare mongering from Government continues, despite how Gordon Campbell and Colin Hansen lied about negotiating the tax before the 2009 election....Despite Kevin Falcon lying about the jobs benefit of the tax, despite Falcon lying about the tax being revenue neutral, lying about the consumer hit, lying about prices being reduced, Jack Mintz lied, they all lied....Today Kevin Falcon stated on the radio, ..

"The HST if voted down will take two years to remove.......The Province may have to put taxes on restaurant meals if the HST is voted out....The Province may have to put new taxes on everything"

I have had several people send me stories about the state of our Provincial parks, over-flowing porta johns...No toilet paper, poor trail maintenance, run down parks with too much dead fall, Provincial parks treated like so much garbage by the Province, yea sure, Christy Clark removed parking fees because nobody was going to our parks, the money coming in was next to nothing, 20 park rangers for all of BC and 200 news spinners in the Public affairs bureau, our parks treated like garbage, ferry riders treated like riff raff, hydro users treated like ATMs, a BC Liberal Government under Gordon Campbell, Kevin Falcon and Colin Hansen that racked up debt, lied about everything, sold out our fish, sold out BC Hydro, closed schools, illegally sold BC Rail, expanded gambling while lining the pockets of their corporate friends, illegal pay outs, severance pay galore and the pathetic Racist Bill Good, the Vancouver Sun, Corus Radio, Global news all forget the past....



Along comes Christy Crunch Campbell to raise our minimum wage to the lowest in Canada, we were promised a BC Hydro review yet before the review even started BC Hydro let out a $400 million dollar smart meter contract...Rich Coleman has lied his face off on the file, BC Ferries ripped off regular riders of service, a blatant illegal rip-off now headed to court, we were told by Christy Clark that the HST referendum would be moved up from September 24 to June, now the referendum has turned into a two month affair running from June through August, Clark lied about moving up the referendum, Christy Clark also told the public that she would honour the voters wishes on the HST referendum but now Christy Clark has sent out Kevin Falcon to lie and scare the public about 2 years to get out out of the HST and adding new taxes to everything else if the HST is defeated.....Another lie from Christy Clark....

All Christy Clark has done is lie to the public everyday she has been premier, she lied about moving up the refendum, she lied about honouring the results of the referendum, she lied about a BC Hydro review, she lied about BC Rail and her involvement, Christy Clark has acknowledged the theft of gaming grants was wrong by partially restoring the shortfalls, she acknowledged the problem the BC Liberals created with our parks by removing the pathetic parking meters, but as for new Government from Clark, forget about it, the severance packages continue, the public affairs department continue, the corrupt courts continue, the assault on students and teachers continue, the same non-answers from Government in the Legislature continue, the same avoidance from Christy Clark continues.....

In other words Gordon Campbell and his public rip off schemes are continuing, the BC Hydro fiscal nightmare continues, the BC Ferry collapse continues, tourism continues to bleed, BC Rail remains unanswered and sometimes I have to sit back and say....Go ahead Point Grey, vote for another drop-in premier, who gives a rats ass about democracy as long as you get a new school and representation by a premier, a premier who avoids debate, a premier who hates teachers and public education, a premier who has lied her face off about everything since taking power, a premier who couldn`t graduate from university, a premier who can`t debate, a premier who failed at everything including marriage, a premier who Point Grey will vote for because their old, tired, grey-haired dinosaurs waiting to drop dead.....

I can`t help you Point Grey residents, you are old, you are not online, you have voted for a convicted Drunk, a liar and adulterer so for me to expect any different from you with Christy Clark would be naive, the Gordon Campbell Liberal corporate party ran the BC economy into the ground and now they require a massive new tax regime to pay for the many fiscal mistakes made by Gordon Campbell and his financial advisor Michael Campbell......

I waste no breath on you Point Grey, I waste no breath on you pathetic voters who quit on ``recall in the fall`` because you believed there was a binding people`s choice referendum but you were wrong...You had your chance and I have had enough...

The HST, the forever lying Kevin Falcon, according to Falcon, big business will flee the Province, the treasury will be broke, there will be job losses, it will take 2 years to get out of the HST, taxes will have to be raised, Ottawa will have to be paid back,hear me out, what Christy Clark and Kevin Falcon are actually saying is this... 

The BC Liberal Government so screwed up the economy, we racked up so much debt, we bankrupted BC Hydro, BC Ferries is drowning in debt, things are so bad that if BC didn`t adopt the HST we would have stopped being a Province, bankrupt, sold, caput, the economy gone, no prospects, no future, without the HST BC would have to be sold to China or some other multi-National

How many more bullshit scare tactics do we have to hear to justify Gordon Campbell`s election lies...Remember these...``A deficit of $495 million maximum....The best economic performer of any jurisdiction in the world, no recession for BC....HST isn`t on our radar.....No cuts to health and education...And after the election we have a $4 billion dollar deficit, cuts to charities, cuts to parks, gaming grants, hydro rates going up 50%...Ferries up...MSP up...Carbon tax..HST...user fees...BC Rail trial fraud...Kash Heed..Jane Thorthwaite...Ida Chong...

BC survived a hundred plus years and overnight life is over in BC if the HST wasn`t adopted, a short ugly lying sack of garbage Kevin Falcon foaming at the mouth preaching his rabid right wing crap on BC Liberal radio with Billy Ball licker Good....BC has the worst economic performance of all Provinces in Canada year over year and these forward looking lies from Government need to be denounced.....The BC Liberals are Bold faced liars and their time is coming fast...Watch what happens with Dalton McGuinty come September this year.

Christy Clark lied about the HST being revenue neutral, Christy lied about the jobs the HST would create, Christy lied about the poor people losing the tax credits from Government, Christy is lying about the cost to the consumer, Christy Clark is lying about the investment in the Province the HST will bring, Christy is lying about the harm to all the other BC businesses, food and tourism, services, health foods, Christy Clark lied about the increased costs on all consumer goods, Christy lied about moving up the referendum, Christy lied about honouring the referendum results, Christy Clark is lying about ever removing the HST, Christy is lying about BC rail and her involvement, Christy Clark lied on her radio show and was caught, Christy Clark is the same habitual liar Gordon Campbell was, no change, no difference, new wrapper but the same old lying politicians.

So enjoy Point Grey, enjoy your new sensation, I will continue to avoid the HST on boat repairs, cash deals and cross border shopping, I will continue to avoid buying anything and offer cash to all, no bills, no receipts, no tax...

Lastly, I will shed no tears for you grey haired BC Liberal voters, hurry up and die, your brain is polluted with brainwash and no matter how many times the Christy Clark Liberals beat you with a stick you mark an X besides their name, some call it stupidity, some call it the Stockholm syndrome, I call it the land of the living dead...

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Friday, May 6, 2011

HST Jobs Cost BCer`s $600,000.00 each

Here comes the HST bullshit spinners, the so-called independent review was released earlier this week and besides being full of lies and spin it also proved the the BC Liberals have been lying to us ever since they announced the brutal new tax grab....

Let`s start with the projected job gains by 2020.....Jack flip flop Mintz in his 12 page $12 thousand report suggested that the HST would create 113,000 jobs by 2020....The new report released by Jim Dinning suggests that Jack Mintz was crazy in his forecasts, the Dinning report claims the HST will create a mere 24,000 jobs by 2020, roughly 2400 new jobs per year, well.....Isn`t that interesting considering the Province of BC has lost over 30,000 jobs since the HST came in July 2010 and April`s job numbers were released by Stats Canada today and British Columbia has added no new jobs and actually lost more full time jobs!

The Dinning report, no where in the report did the panel make mention of BC`s job losses, the spinners write reports using selective facts, like ignoring job losses and not connecting the job losses to the HST while at the same time any minute job gains are being called HST jobs......No where has either panel given any weight to the facts on the ground, BC has lost over 30,000 jobs since the HST and gained none!.....The number of jobs forecast by 2020 by the Jim Dinning group(24,000 jobs)...That number is so puny, 2400 hundred jobs per year doesn`t even come close to keeping with population growth.....

Jack Mintz forecast $11 billion in new investment by 2020 in BC because of the HST and now the Dinning report lowers that number down to a couple of $billion dollars of new investment, again the number is puny, site C dam is a $10 billion dollar project, the Port Mann bridge is a $3 billion dollar project, in other words the new investment coming to BC because of the HST is nothing, every new HST report reveals more layers of lies....The Dinning report claims the HST cost BCers $1.4 billion dollars in new taxes every year, if we carry that number forward to 2020....10 years X $1.4 billion dollars = $14 billion dollars in extra HST consumer taxes paid to the Province by 2020.....

Let`s stop right there.....2400 hundred new HST jobs per year at a cost of $1.4 billion in extra HST tax dollars.


That`s right folks, according to Jim Dinning`s report the HST will create 2400 jobs per year and each of those jobs will cost the BC taxpayers $600,000.00 per job!.....$6 hundred thousand dollars to create each and every job,....Divide 2400 jobs by $1.4 billion dollars and each job costs you the taxpayer $600,000.00....That is a losing formula for sure..


And the lies from Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark don`t stop there, we were told over and over again that the HST was revenue neutral to Government but now, according to the Jim Dinning report the fact that the tax base has expanded so has the revenue, the report claims the BC Government after their piddly little rebates to the dirt poor still makes a windfall profit of over $600 million per year in new tax dollars, however...

The Dinning report failed to account for lost tax revenue caused by the rapidly growing underground economy, the Dinning report failed to consider the impact and lost tax dollars of cross-border shopping, the Dinning report also failed to consider the lost tax revenue from the 30,000 lost jobs BC has suffered since the HST was implemented,, the Dinning report also failed to consider lost tax revenue caused by angry consumers who have pulled back on spending...

The Dinning report failed to report the fact that restaurant industry sales numbers are down over 15% across the board, that means fewer tax dollars for the Province and fewer dollars those owners have to spend...

The Dinning report failed as did Jack Mintz in reporting....How many jobs would be created without the HST?..Bear with me...How many jobs would the Province create if the BC consumer had $14 billion more dollars to spend?...For that is how much money is being taken from the consumers by 2020, I suggest that keeping that money in the economy would create more jobs, real jobs...

Norman Specter, early on when Gordon Campbell brought is the HST it was Norman Specter on CKNW who called the HST what it really is...Norman Specter stated..

"The HST IS a tax grab, of course it is, Gordon Campbell is lying" snip

And the Jim Dinning report does one more thing that was political and outside of their mandate, no where was Jim Dinning asked to figure out how to get out of the HST and determine how long it would take to remove the tax, but that didn`t stop Dinning from claiming it would take 18 months to 24 months to get out of, Jim Dinning has no idea how long it would take, that part of the report was fake and political, a Provincial Government could remove the HST in months, all it takes it political will, or should I say political fear for I tell you this...

Christy Clark has continued on with Gordon Campbell`s political agenda and when the political winds tell Christy Clark that she and her party will be sent into early retirement the powers that be WILL remove the phony tax...

So here`s the deal, Gordon Campbell and Colin Hansen and all the BC Liberals lied about the HST being revenue neutral, they lied about not negotiating with Ottawa over the HST before the 2009 election ...They lied about the net benefit, they lied about the new investment, they lied about the projected job numbers and after 1 year of HST...

Hundreds of restaurants are closing and sales are down 15% to 22%, thousands of layoffs....No prices have been lowered by business....BC has lost over 30,000 full time jobs since the HST came in...Cross border shopping has never been bigger, huge line-ups heading south every weekend...An underground economy growing by $ billions because of the HST and....

And any jobs being created by the HST are costing taxpayers over $600,000.00 per job.

Jim Dinning and Christy Clark love the HST or should I say their big corporate party donors love the HST, they talk about all the other countries around the world that have the HST, 160 OECD countries, 160 countries who are bankrupt, we would anyone copy a bankrupt nation`s tax policy?...And until our neighbors in Alberta and our Southern neighbors the Americans adopt the HST it will continue to be a big phony bust that stagnates BC`s economy, the proof is in the empirical data...Lost jobs, consumers prices up and $billions of dollars flying east and south..

And lastly...A special message to Christy Clark....What Provinces did the Liberal vote collapse in?..The answer..BC and Ontario...What happened in those Provinces?...Provincial LIBERAL Governments shoved the HST down the people`s throat, it was the HST that destroyed the Federal Liberal machine, Federal Liberals, Provincial Liberals, the public didn`t distinguish and difference....McGuinty will be tossed from office come September of this year(next Ontario Provincial election)...BC will remove Christy Clark and the lying Liberals as soon as we go to the polls!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open