Friday, March 25, 2011

politics respun

More quality journalism in the blogosphere at politics respun. You will find many examples at this group blog but here are excerpts from an example by Stephen Elliott-Buckley:

New Premier, Same Dismissive BC Liberal Insensitivities
". . . since the BC government will collect more in tuition fees next year than in corporate income taxes, we’ve gone fully through the rabbit hole of fair taxation [Did you know BC's corporate tax rate hits zero percent next January for the first $500,000 in revenue?]. The BC Liberal brand has a new spokesperson/premier, but it is the same dismissive insensitivity we’ve seen for a decade. Let them eat cake/coffee/whatever. . ."
". . . Not only is it cynical to celebrate the reversal of her own party’s anti-social funding cuts, the restoration of just 5/12 of the money stripped allowed everyone to focus on the glass that is still 7/12 empty as $21 million remains stripped away. Why not restore it all?"
:. . . But most galling is that the anti-social, poor bashing policies of a decade of misery with this government have led to record child poverty, a stalled minimum wage, depressed social assistance rates, increased user fees and stripped advocacy services for the poor. . . "
". . . The new premier might smile more, deliver announcements in as many child care centres as she wishes, but she will still be peddling the same brand of BC Liberal misery that has been destroying the social fabric of the province for years. . . "
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3 comments:

  1. BC has already been stripped to the bare bones. The thefts and sales of our assets and natural resources, have done absolutely nothing for the BC citizens, of whom, those assets were thieved from.

    Idiot Campbell, even gave our HST to Harper. And, Harper gives our money to, huge corporations, banks, mines gas and oil company's, in the billions of dollars. Harper just gave big business, ANOTHER tax reduction. Canadians take note, this last gift to big business, will come off your paychecks. For the wealthiest corporations in the world. Why? Because, the motion to give away our tax dollars to the big boys. Was passed by the entire House of Commons. I watched just that, on the House of Commons TV channel.

    Well if you e-mail Harper, you get no answer. I have noticed, government officials sites, just kick your e-mails back to you. All of them are cowards. Sneak, lie, deceive and cheat to win, that's them alright.

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  2. Somebody should let Bill Good, Vaughn Palmer and Keith Baldrey know that they must be reading the wrong blogs if they only find "nincompoops ranting in their underpants."

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  3. Robert Evans, is a University Killam Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia and a member of that university’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. He is an officer of the Order of Canada, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Services.

    In an article Dr. Evans wrote for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, he states that governments have deliberately and unnecessarily deprived themselves of the revenue they need for all the social programs they fund, not just Medicare. Most of the benefits have gone to high-income individuals and highly profitable corporations, not to needy Canadians.

    To make up the shortfall it becomes necessary to invent/create other taxes. This is otherwise known as taking from the poor and giving to the rich.

    For more, go to: The "Unsustainability" Myth

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