Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Michael Levy Lies on CKNW and was Caught!

Well well well, today on the 12:30 segment on CKNW Michael Levy lied on the radio, Simi Sara caught Levy red-handed and red-faced and stuck it in his face!

Indeed friends, the cluck cluck liars club on CKNW are running around like chickens with their head cut off, yesterday Bill Good and CKNW pimped the Fraser institute all day long, they headlined their news cast with the Fraser institute story twice an hour, CTV news last night ran with the same story, Niels Veldhuis spun like a top with Simi Sara, he spun false facts too...

Later in the day yesterday the completely NON-Political Stats Canada released their HST study which thoroughly debunked the Fraser institute, the Vancouver Sun had the story last night from stats Canada then for some reason it was yanked, but it was too late, the story had gone viral, they put the story and link to it back for a short while today...

Meanwhile CKNW attempting to do damage control for Gordon Campbell .....Bill Good ran a phony segment with a lousy guest who couldn`t speak with any clarity, the segment, before they ran the segment Bill Good advertised the segment as .......It shows the HST will cost families money, but when the segment arrived the lousy speaking guest waffled and back-peddled and actually was soft-selling the HST...The guest was a professor from UVIC....Obviously his bosses laid the law on him, the segment was a complete bust for both sides!

That brings me to the Simi Sara show(filling in for Crusty cluck cluck Clark).....Her 12:30 segment featured no other than Michael Levy......And Michael Levy was spinning like a top and fabricating his own facts, no, he lied and was caught....

Yesterday Simi Sara did a segment and let the Fraser institute spin, so when Simi Sara read the Stats Canada story she wanted clarification as to which story/report was factual.......

So CKNW brings in Michael Levy.....Levy said that he preferred the Fraser institute report, Levy said that both reports had political leanings, Michae Levy said that the Fraser institute report took into consideration that businesses would pass on all the savings they would realize through the HST, and................

Michael Levy said....The stats Canada report didn`t take into consideration that business would pass on any savings!.....................FULL STOP friends.

That is a categorically false statement, I read the stats Canada report and they arrived at their numbers by assuming that business would PASS ON EVERY DOLLAR of SAVINGS to CONSUMERS and.....Stats Canada took into consideration every tax cut, every tax credit, every HST rebate to the poor, the stats Canada study used 30 different simulations and extrapolated their numbers from a massive million plus BC individuals!

Well....At this point I was ready to pull my hair out but......

Simi Sara slammed Michael Levy with a full frontal assault, Simi Sara read the stats Canada report and quickly straightened out Michael Levy and what Simi Sara said to Levy was....

"I read the story in the Times Colonist and Stats Canada did factor in businesses passing on every dollar of savings"

At this point I heard Michael Levy jaw hit the floor, Bill Good would have never corrected Michael Levy but Simi Sara roasted Levy with facts, at this point Levy starts back-peddling and talking about prices falling in Atlantic Canada which has never been proved and of course Levy never mentioned once that Atlantic Canada....As an incentive to accept harmonization Atlantic Canada had their tax rate lowered by 4 percentage points, that is not happening here. Michael Levy is a fool, a Gordon Campbell, Fraser institute PIMP, Stooge, idiot!

You can read the Stats Canada report on the HST here!

You can hear Michael Levy attempt to lie on CKNW here.

Cue-up 12:00 pm June 22....Fast forward to about 12:35 pm, the segment runs til 1:00pm.

Further to this story, the Simi Sara 1:00pm segment to 1:30pm segment featured Bruce Raulston(NDP finance critic)....And Simi asked Bruce Raulston about the Stats Canada report, Bruce Raulston clarified and said that Michael Levy was totally wrong and in fact Stats Canada assumed that business would pass on 100% of their savings in their study, Raulston also clarified that Stats Canada took into consideration every tax cut, every tax credit and low income credit!

Sorry Folks, I get angry, Michael Levy is such a bullshitting con man, he deliberately misleads listeners, he omits facts, today he attempted to put one past Simi Sara and all the listeners, good job by Simi Sara laying Levy out for the 10 count, good job by Bruce Raulston rubbing salt in Michael Levys open bleeding wound!.....Levy also attempted to lump Stats Canada into the same political sphere as the Fraser institute, Levy totally dismissed stats Canada while at the same time promoted the Fraser institute, anything out of Michael Levy`s mouth must be considered messaging from the enemy!

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open


Evil Eye said...

So, what do expect from a used stamp dealer?

Leah said...

Something to lighten it up for a moment - then back to bashing them around the ears. Found this on the webz, and just had to share it...it made me laugh about a not-so-funny tax:

"Sometime this year, we taxpayers will receive an "HST Compensation" payment.

This is indeed a very exciting program, and I'll explain it by using a Q & A format:

Q. What is an "HST Compensation" payment?

A. It is money that the provincial government will send to taxpayers.

Q. Where will the government get this money?

A. From taxpayers.

Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?

A. Only a smidgen of it.

Q. What is the purpose of this payment?

A. The plan is for you to use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China?

A. Shut up.

Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the economy by spending your compensation cheque wisely:

* If you spend the stimulus money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China or Sri Lanka.

* If you spend it on gasoline, your money will go to the Arabs.

* If you purchase a computer, it will go to India, Taiwan or China.

* If you purchase fruit and vegetables, it will go to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.

* If you buy an efficient car, it will go to Japan or Korea.

* If you purchase useless stuff, it will go to Taiwan.

* If you pay your credit cards off, or buy stock, it will go to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore.

Instead, keep the money in Canada by:

1) Spending it at yard sales, or

2) Going to hockey games, or

3) Spending it on prostitutes, or

4) Beer or

5) Tattoos.

(These are the only Canadian businesses still operating in Canada. )


Go to a hockey game with a tattooed prostitute that you met at a yard sale and drink beer all day! (At least you know she's honest!)

Anonymous said...

3) Spending it on prostitutes,

And the you don't pay pst-gst or the soon to be hst

Henri Paul

Crankypants said...

Great post Leah.

I just love it when guys like Michael Levy extoll the power of competition as a means of ensuring that businesses will pass on their savings from the switch to the HST.

If most businesses operate in the same fashion as the banks and oil companies, then the price reductions will be minimal at best. Here we have two very large industries that make a ton of money from their operations. They also operate independently from each other and therefore one must assume that each oil company has a different cost per litre of gas manufactured and each banking chain must have different costs to produce the services they supply. Yet, the gas prices seem to be the same no matter which brand one chooses and the service charges levied by the banks are pretty much in lock-step with each other.

Then there is the claim of Hansen that businesses will be happy to pass on their tax savings to the consumer. The BC government gave the banks a $100 million plus corporate tax reduction which didn't seem to reduce any bank fees. Hansen was also very quick to make sure that liquor prices didn't drop because of the HST. As a matter of fact, the LDB began raising the price of alcoholic products on the first of May so that by the time July 1 came along the government would still be getting the same revenue from booze. Unfortunately, what they really have accomplished is find a way to collect extra revenue from those of us that like to imbibe from time to time ahead of schedule. Way to set an example for other retailers, Colin!


Norman Farrell said...

Damn. I've always respected Simi Sara and it is a crime that media in this town doesn't provide her with a regular platform. Now though, having been exposed as a truth teller, her career at NW is doomed.

If they need a new replacement host, maybe they'll rotate Keith Baldrey and Vaughn Palmer or Kevin Falcon, Rich Coleman, George Abbot or other leadership candidates. That way the Liberal message will stay consistent.

Norman Farrell said...

Hey Leah, about #3. I understand there is substantial cross-border trafficking for workers in that trade. I'm not sure that much of stimulus spending (or is that spending for stimulus) will stay in Canadian hands.

I like your idea about hitting the garage sales. At least we won't run into Campbell's friends there.

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm no economist but simple math is something I can handle for the most part. If we assume that the HST is revenue neutral and that $2b is shifted to 4million consumers (numbers approximate) that looks like $500/person---that is every man, woman and child in this province every year----without raising another penny for the government coffers. All the price reductions, rebates, tax breaks make no difference if it is revenue neutral. That means that even after your GST rebate is paid out the government still needs to collect $2b. Simple math is something that Mr. Levy and most economists cannot fathom, we will pay and pay and pay.....

Anonymous said...

its all very confusing, cant we all just get along???

Anonymous said...

it seems we are being ruled or governed by people that are being pressured by very rich special interest groups. Its the only thing I can think of that can change normal human beings into uncaring monsters.