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She Says She Can Win, but

isn’t going to call a fall election but will wait till 2013.  Uh huh, like Christy my dear, why do I think you will call one much sooner, if the mood is right and you think you can really win, not just say you can.

Everyone was gearing up for a Provincial election this fall, but someone threw a monkey wrench into that grand plan.

It was the Voters, of which 55% of 1.6 million cast a vote to REJECT the Harper Stealing Tax. ( the HST )

I guess when that many are upset, it is wise to not tempt the fates. After all, no way you can predict if that anger will be directed at you, or not.  Course, the fact that you supported that unfair tax might be a clue as to why no fall election.

Now on the other hand, if Christy Clark can con that thief Stephen Harper to not take back our 1.6 Billion dollars, that he used to bribe us with, then perhaps that would be a good time to have an election.

But we all know, that Stephen Harper is not going to do that. After all, what would his bosses in the Corporate World say, about not ripping off the poor and middle class, when you can?

As it stands, it makes more sense to wait till sometime in the future, to take a chance at re-election. After all, look at who she has to face… Adrian Dix and the NDP.

Anyone heard a peep from his nibs, by the way?

It is almost as if the NDP and Mr. Dix have gone on summer vacation. You heard nothing about them, anymore. Not even after the results from the referendum.

One more good reason on why we need more than one choice in our political system. If any Province is close to resembling the mixed up United States system, it is this either or province.

Not Before March 2013

Like just who the hell are you kidding Mr. Falcon, Premier Clarke? 

Putting aside that your Party caved into the bullying tactics of Stephen Harper, and sold us out to bring in the Harper Stealing Tax, I can’t see myself, or others, willing to vote for you, based on sheer ineptitude.

You can dismantle the PST within weeks, even hold negotiations and come to an agreement on implementing the Harper Stealing Tax, within weeks, but you can’t put it back without it taking a year and a half?

Really, are you people for real, or do you just assume that the 55% of 1.6 million British Columbians are plain stupid?

According to the newspaper report on this travesty of trying to ignore the wishes of the People, your finance Minister also says it is going to cost the province $3 Billion  to reinstate the PST.

Okay, let’s ASSUME that includes the repayment of the bribe from Herr Harper to Tipsy Gordon, that still leaves $1.4 Billion Plus to account for.

Explain please Premier Clarke, Finance Minister Falcon, how in blazes you came up with that figure?  What, you are buying new buildings and equipment?  Even then, how the hell does it add up to that lovely sum?

Oh, and while at it, if the PST cost us $1.4 Billion to manage, why wasn’t that mentioned way back when you brought in the Harper Stealing Tax?  Did it slip your minds?

By the way, Mr. Adrian Dix, where the hell are you?  I mean come on, the people made a statement, where in hell is you and your party on this?  Awfully silent about this victory by the People, you know, the one’s you hope will vote for you in the next Provincial Election?

A victory that was won without any help by you, your predecessor, or your party.

But back to this March 2013 bullshit.  Just explain how something you managed to come up with, and implement in just a short few weeks, can take so long to reverse?

First you stalled the referendum, and now you are stalling in implementing the will of the people. Do you really think that is going to get you a return ticket to power?

Perhaps you aren’t old enough to recall, but when Brown Paper Bag Brian Mulroney implemented the GST, it didn’t take him 18 months to put in place. It happened pretty damn fast, once he forced it down the nation’s throat.  So even if that For Hire Prime Minister could do it in less time, and across an entire nation, just how can you folks justify taking so long to bring back the PST?

Are you really that incompetent Premier Clarke?

HST REJECTED BY THE PEOPLE

Yeah I know, the sky is about to fall in, if you listen to the big shots in business, in government, and the more well to do members of our society.  However 55% of 1.6 Million British Columbians REJECTED their baseless arguments, and REJECTED the HARPER STEALING TAX. ( HST )

Many outside of BC, and even many within the Province, forget why it was an inevitable result. Like our American Cousins keep harping on, their Revolution was founded on UNFAIR TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.   The HST was magically there one day, just weeks after a Provincial election.

Call me stupid, but those things just don’t happen in weeks, and we all know how devious Herr Harper is, so obviously he pulled a fast one, willingly aided by our Tipsy Premier Gordon Campbell.

What many forget too, is that the movement to reject this unfair tax, wasn’t an NDP initiative. In fact, their leader ( Carol James ) was pretty absent on the whole issue. In fact, the driving force behind the petition to repeal the HST, was led by former SOCIAL CREDIT Premier Bill Van Der Zalm.

Uh, a more Conservative political party than the old time Progressive Conservatives of Joe Clark and John Diefenbaker. 

Secondly, the argument that the HST would create more jobs, would enhance business opportunities, is just plain FALSE.   Housing was hit hard by the added tax, and so was the Restaurant Industry. One already reeling from the economic recession we were in. ( and frankly, still are in, despite Herr Harper’s proclamations to the contrary.

Let us not forget, that this TAX of 12% was added to items, that previously were only taxed 5%.  In fact, the pundits estimated that the HST would cost the average citizen over $700 in increased costs.

I suppose if you earn in excess of $100,000.00 what is an extra $700?  Problem is, not everyone, not even a majority of people, earn that amount.  I sure as fuck don’t, and you can bet many others don’t.  So to US, that is a huge amount.

That is roughly ONE month’s of additional supplies that I need to purchase, to look after my 94 year old Mother.  Things like depends so she is kept clean and dry from urine and feces. Rubber gloves so I don’t catch anything from her, and vice versa.

So yes, $700 is a rather large amount of cash to suddenly do without.

Thing is too, that we are losing our dream. I mean all who are working stiffs, who have a middle income, dream of being wealthy. After all, who doesn’t want to not worry about which bill to pay, or what to buy for dinner, that is within their means?

I’d love to shop and not worry about how I can afford it, or how I will pay for it. IF I want a new computer, I would love to just walk into a computer store, and tell them what I want, then simply pay for it, without worrying if the Hydro will be paid this month, or the cable.

That dream has been taken away from most of us, thanks to the Conservative policy of  SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, or in reality, SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST ONLY.

We all want to be part of the HAVE’S.  But let’s be honest, they need to pay their fair share, not less, as they do now. I wouldn’t mind paying more, if I had it to pay.

What I do object to, is having to pay more than my fair share, when I can’t afford it. I object to having to decide if I can afford an ice cream cone, or will that leave me short for purchasing her prescription cream, that isn’t covered by Pharmacare.

So to all those who think this was an emotional decision, yeah, it was.  It was an emotional cry out, saying to Government, to all Political Parties, to STOP SCREWING US.

Further, don’t insult my intelligence, by claiming that this will cut social program spending. THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN CUT.

Truth is, it is time our so called Elected Leaders started to lead, and to remember, that we are the owners of this Country, not the few elite rich cats sitting on their luxury yachts eating Caviar all day.

Those who voted to REJECT THE HST aren’t idiots. We know that we have to pay back 1.6 billion, though frankly we should simply keep it, and tell Herr Harper to go F*CK HIMSELF.  It was our money to begin with, which the supporters of the HST forget.

I would suggest that perhaps we should actually sit down, and look at our tax code, and start addressing the huge inequities in it, for the low income and middle class, before we are all wiped out.  It is time to let the Uber Wealthy pay a bit more, after all, they are the ones who can afford it, without batting an eye.

I would suggest to the NDP as well, to stop bitching, and start coming up with alternatives that make sense, instead of pointing fingers at the other guys.

HST Rebate Cheques

I have to wonder, what the hell is going on with our so called Governments.  I mean Mom is 94 years old, on a fixed income which includes the GIS ( Guaranteed Income Supplement ) and gee guess what.

The Provincial Government calls that TAXABLE INCOME.

Even the cheap conniving Harper Conservatives don’t do that, but hey, our dumb ass Provincial one’s do.

But what frosts me, is that they give people on low fixed incomes, a whopping $120 a year to help offset the cost of heating.

Will gas prices at $1.29 a liter, and bouncing around like a Yo Yo, heating oil not far behind, they offer Seniors a pissing $120 a year?  

Hey, let’s not forget the rising cost of food and medicine.

God, what a country we have become

Carbon Tax Hike

One has to wonder at the mentality of some Government Leaders, like our illustrious Christy Clark and her provincial Liberals.   Like gas prices are high enough, it isn’t stopping people from driving.

Public Transit isn’t exactly being over run by new riders either, so the idea of a carbon tax on fuel prices, to help make people conserve is, well…  A FAILURE!

And then too, let’s be honest here. A penny hike won’t break the bank, or really turn people off, now will it?

However, the issue isn’t about conserving, but about alternative sources. Money needs to be spent on finding new ways to power our world, our society. Not to prolong use of a dwindling supply.

Additionally, if one was to be honest, the price of gas also is impacting the cost of everything. I mean food prices go up, all the way from the grower/producer, to the consumer.  And the single driving fact for all the increased costs, is the price of fuel, energy.

So frankly, instead of pissing around with dumb ass carbon taxes, start putting some real coin into developing alternative methods. And NO a penny a liter isn’t going to put sufficient funds into alternative fuel research.

Thing is, no one, not the Government, nor the public, seem to really care. I mean we just accept the high prices, and move on. So what if more of us are forced into choosing between food, and staying warm?