Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Gordon Campbell destroyed BC /Christy Clark continues Campbell`s province killing policies,
When I arrived on the island it was immediately apparent that something was wrong, the weather was gorgeous, the scenery stunning, the fresh air invigorating and the fishing was pretty good too, but all that aside there was a sad undertone so thick you could cut it with a knife..
I was at the Port Alberni Canadian Tire on a Saturday midday, there was 4 young staff in this giant store and I was the only customer, the Safeway store was also barren, Grannies chicken in Port Alberni I was the only customer in hours, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on a Saturday and I was the only customer, the beautiful people of Port Alberni were their usual friendly self, smiles everywhere and big hello`s were standard fare as always from the locals but this time even the happy facade couldn`t hide their pure fear....Fear of total economic collapse!
The jobs agenda, on CTV news last night they did a story on Nanaimo, apparently they have the highest unemployment rates in BC, 12%, but my gut tells me different, the unemployment numbers are climbing throughout the island, there was no summer tourism bump this year, there was zero summer fattening of wallets and therefor thousands more will be idled very soon and what did we see on Global news...
We saw a Clucking Liberal leader stepping out of a float plane wearing a tight orange skirt and high heels, and the photo-op itself, there was Clucking Christy Clark winking and smiling at the male port workers in Prince Rupert, the only thing missing was a brass pole and stripping music, and what was her announcement, $15 million dollar contribution from the taxpayers of BC going towards CN Rail, all part of a larger $300 million dollar private sector project designed to bring more coal to the port, and yes it was also just a re-announcement of a project long ago slated to happen, although the thought of more freebies to CN Rail sickens me, imagine if we had a provincial railway like say BC Rail, can`t anyone see the irony of the BC Government giving money to CN Rail after Gordon Campbell gave BC Rail to his campaign financier David Mclean(and CEO of CN Rail)...As for the rest of Christy Clucking Clark`s jobs agenda, nothing more need be said, both Palmer and Smyth were quick to note that these announcements are all retread photo-ops, maybe Clucking Clark thinks BCers are too stupid to recognize her deja vu traveling been there done that provincial tour..
The BC Carbon tax on British Columbia must end today, schools and hospitals paying carbon offsets must also end today, if we as a province are promoting and ramping up coal exports and natural gas exports and not charging carbon taxes and carbon offset fees than how on earth can a Government punish it`s own citizens for living, or driving, or heating their home...
Vancouver island, BC`s newest but not last ghost town, it takes years and years to build a reputation, it also takes several years to lose a reputation, the campers, RVers, the boaters, for decades they came to the island in droves to spend their dollars but then Gordon Campbell sold BC Ferries to ourselves(for the sole reason of propping up his election budget by $500 million dollars) and brought in David Hahn to hide the very dirty details of the sale, the result was a loss of control of our ferry system and skyrocketing ferry rates, can you imagine, high priced carbon taxed BC fuel and charging tourists $500 dollars each way on the ferry to tow their boat and camper, or charging over $100 each way for a few adults in a little car, the result was a slow bleed of tourists to other jurisdictions, and like I said, you could make the ferries free tomorrow and it would still takes years and years to draw our customers back..
I don`t know if you noticed but I didn`t refer to Clucking Clark as premier of BC, she isn`t, I didn`t vote for her, nobody did, she has no mandate and all the Clark caretaker Government has done is carry on with Gordon Campbell province destroying policies, Gordon Campbell and Michael Campbell destroyed the BC economy with their right wing free enterprise policies, BC Hydro going bankrupt, BC Ferries bleeding cash, raw log exports spiking upwards and now Clucking Clark wants to let Asia come in and take our natural resources for a song, ....By the way Vaughn Palmer/Michael Smyth/Les Leyne/Sean Leslie and you other media hacks, I and the rest of BC could care less if you sunk $millions of dollars into the private power industry, too bad, you drank the IPP kool-aid Gordon Campbell was selling.....And to correct your latest lies on the CKNW cutting ledge show Vaughn Palmer....We don`t sell Alberta natural gas, and as for buying power from Montana or Alberta in the middle of the night, if we didn`t buy that dirt cheap power it would be wasted, those jurisdictions can`t store power and they don`t shut off, that`s why we buy it Vaughn, it`s cheap.......Mr. Cobb of BC Hydro has already stated on the record the reason for skyrocketing hydro rates is being caused by the BC Government forcing BC Hydro to buy over priced insurance power, and hundreds of BC Liberal insiders all got jobs at Plutonic and Finavera and many many other private power companies...And guess what folks, Vaughn Palmer and other media stooges invested their own private dollars into the Gordon Campbell private power scam and despite no real environmental assessments and the cumulative damage, despite the uselessness of the spring freshet power, despite BC Hydro going belly up, despite the harm to the people of BC Vaughn Palmer is continuing to cite first nations and jobs when talking about the private power industry....
Give it up Vaughn, just because first Nation`s people were bribed with a few pesos, just because you sunk money into the IPP power market doesn`t make it right...BC Hydro rates and carbon taxes combined with low wages have already started a mass exodus from British Columbia....In other words Vaughn, shut your lying fucking mouth you two-bit sell out stooge, the game is over, your BC Liberal team has destroyed the province, our revenue sources are gone, BC Ferries bleeding Translink bleeding cash, the Golden ears bridge costing $millions per year, natural gas royalties too low, bank taxes gone, all the effing BC Liberals have done with the help of Vaughn Palmer is give the Provincial resources away, destroy tourism and created structural deficits so deep that unless the world recovers BC is toast...Stick your IPP investments you made Vaughn up your ass!
Vancouver Island, the newest ghost town....and, and if you want some free advice Clucking Clark...Fire David Hahn today, announce to the world that RVs and boats and pleasure trailers ride free on the ferries, tell the world that the ferry fee for travelers is 50$ maximum regardless of heads in the vehicle or what their towing, for if not Vancouver island will be decimated!....Put a tariff on raw logs, an escalating tariff...offer payroll tax breaks to companies that actually create jobs in BC and throw out all the Campbell brother`s policies.
Lastly, to all you BC Liberal media stooges, the NDP don`t need John Cummins to take BC Liberal votes to win, the Liberals are done anyway, all this talk about vote spitting on the right, well, what about vote splitting on the left, how many NDP governments would there be without the green party.
Anyway, stop your damn lying Vaughn, just because First Nations people are involved in private IPP power doesn`t change the fact that they are a rip off and BCers can`t afford it, your investments be damned!
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