As you know I stopped watching Global and CTV news, but the other day I got a phone call from my mother asking me if I had seen a segment on Tuesday`s Global news, I responded no, she explained to me what it was about, so I had to tune in Tuesday for the late night replay on Global.......And friends I was shocked, happy and concerned,yes indeed, those were my emotional states I went through watching this segment.
Here`s the deal folks, Chris Galais started the segment saying, are you finding it harder to pay your bills, living pay cheque to pay cheque? Well you`re not alone.
That is how the segment started,I was indeed intrigued, well according to the latest statistics, from 1997 through to 2007 average incomes in British Columbia rose by 2.4%.......That`s right folks, during a 10 year period where housing,rents,foods,fuels, user fees,hydro rates, gas rates,msp rates, and every other fee you can think of went up by leaps and bounds wages went up in BC by 2.4%.....I was shocked, shocked by the staggering numbers and shocked that Global news reported the story.
And it gets better, Chris went on to say...."The average wage increases throughout the rest of Canada over that same 10 year period rose 6.9 %" snip......Well isn`t that special, the rest of Canada had a smallish wage increase but here in BC wage increases over a decade were almost flat, and friends, this news report kept getting better....Jill Krop on the late night Tuesday report on Global had something to say as well, Jill said..."Remember the bad economic times of the 90s, well according to statistics, individuals had much more spending power in the 90s then today" snip....
Well well well, isn`t that interesting, and this story was still going on global, they went back to Chris Galais....And chris stated..."And if you think you are having tough times making ends meet now, things are about to get a whole lot worse" snip.....He then went to a chart and said...Teresan Gas is going up and......................................................................................................................
And then folks the news broadcast started fluttering,the sound went out,the tape died, the station cut back to Jill Kroft who stated..."We appear to be having technical difficulties"....
Well,let me finish the report,...Teresan gas going up(even though natural gas has fallen 20% on the mercantile exchange)......BC Hydro rates are skyrocketing...The useless carbon tax is going up, and the HST is coming, $1.9 billion dollars being yanked out of the consumers pockets every year with the HST, BC Ferries are going up,property taxes are going up,water bill going up, Transit is going up, fuels are going up!
Like I say, I was shocked that Global news reported the story, I was happy that everything I have reported about the big fraud,brainwashing,utter bullshit was true,happy that I was vindicated and proven right about Gordon Campbell and the liars and their utter BS being spewed from the public affairs bureau....And I was concerned,concerned because this damning report on Global got jammed and had technical difficulties before Galais could finish the story!
Now, about this Atomic reality bomb that is going to blow up in Gordon Campbell`s face, here`s the deal, the Canadian dollar is at par with the US greenback, the line-ups heading south going shopping are getting longer and longer, with cheaper fuel,cheaper goods, the Tsunami of disgruntled shoppers heading south is staggering and growing, along the Alberta border BCers are heading east for big savings, the HST numbers Campbell and the liars are putting out are getting turned inside out, it`s a perfect storm for a financial disaster...
All the lies about the dark 90s, the lies about economic prosperity under Campbell,the lies about the great BC economy,the lies about lower taxes when they have been eclisped by higher priced everything, the great con, the spin machine, well Gordon Campbell, the motor has blown a gasket,leaking oil, the big red machine is puking its guts out, the flim flam has turned to flem!
And the disaster is growing and growing, BC exports are getting hammered, a death blow to forestry which Campbell and company have already destroyed, tourism, Jamaica,Carribbean,Southern Mexico, Las Vegas, the deals in those states and countries are wooing Canadian travellers and American travellers in droves, dirt cheap vacations, and as for tourism in British Columbia, the high Canadian dollar is a killer,the HST is a job killer in restaurants and all throughout the tourism industry, high priced fuel in BC,the highest in Canada, doubling of ferry rates to the island, over height and over length rates are going from $2.50 a foot to over $5.00 per foot, that will cost RVers and boat towers an extra $250 to go to Vancouver island or the Sunshinecoast, again,another deathblow to BC tourism.
Natural gas prices are falling, there is a huge glut on the market, the Campbell government will be out hundreds of millions on their budget numbers, Kelowna had several grass fires already this year and have announced a burning ban already, the snow pack is half of normal, the rivers will be low flow during the freshet, IPPs won`t have anywhere near their expected energy generation, the ministry of forestry and the BC budget have only allocated $50 million for fighting forest fires, last year the Province spent $400 million on forest fire fighting, this year will be even drier...There will be a massive extra debt loaded on the backside of the budget.
So friends, Canadians heading south enjoying their new found wealth in the US,buying gas,clothes,tires,no HST, cheaper products in the US even without the dollar at par, but with a 1.10$ Canadian dollar (that is what the experts are predicting the Canadian dollar to rise to by June/2010)the border will be packed with Canadians spending in the USA....Add in the HST in BC, highest priced fuel in Canada,cheap vacation deals for Canadians heading out, add the high Canadian dollar and the HST and Americans won`t be coming here,Europeans,Asians will be going elsewhere for vacations...... Exports will be hurting,natural gas royalties flat and falling, a smoke and mirrors budget, unemployment is growing in BC,in fact thousands have been laid off in the last week,the Olympic employees,the 5000 Vanoc employees have all been given their walking papers. BCers with a negative savings rate for 6 straight years,that`s right friends, in BC over the last 6 years there is a negative savings rate,the big con is over,people borrowing on equity was driving the economy.
The perfect storm, the debt will grow, the slash and burn Campbell will keep cutting, Liberal MLAs will keep lying, yes indeed friends, a perfect storm for........
"Recall in the fall"
The doom and gloom of the 90s, the myth is over, the truth has been exposed,the facts are in, the brainwash won`t work, the people have had enough, the Campbell government is built on lies and deceptions,a complete betrayal of the voting public, a sick demented party that is nothing but a rotting corpse being held up by spinning yarn.
And friends, there is no cure-all pill, just like the big mess of debt,lies and fraud the Barack Obama Government inherited from George Bush....The NDP will have almost as big a mess to clean up, there is no instant fix, but the very first step is honesty, until we get a little honesty back in our BC legislature nothing will change, so sharpen your pitchforks, sharpen your pens.
"Recall in the Fall"....."Recall in the Fall"....."Recall in the Fall"......"Recall in the Fall".
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