"Hansen was true to his word -- he didn't set out any 'new directions.' A new direction for a BC Liberal finance minister would have meant, after all, honestly depicting the province's finances.Recommend this post
". . . Hansen's budget for next year contains a forecast allowance of $350 million, plus a whopping big contingencies vote of $600 million. Combined, the two measures of prudence add up to $950 million . . . The removal or reduction of these two spending items produces -- voila -- not just a balanced budget, but a surplus.
". . . individuals and families are paying an ever-increasing portion of the carbon tax. And that raises a final point: is the carbon tax merely an earlier version of the much-hated Harmonized Sales Tax?
Specifically, is the carbon levy just another way to shift the tax burden from businesses to individuals -- but under the guise of environmentalism?"
Time for the ‘Nuclear Option’? - The Washington Post’s Greg Sargeant reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is threatening to make filibuster reform a reality if Republica...
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