What a great NDP fiscal plan, what timing, small tax hikes on big corporations(overdue), and the one demographic that still supports the corrupt BC liberals is the well-to-do rich fat cats, they will see an income tax increase.... Broadening the base of the carbon tax to include big oil and gas flaring LNG companies is fantastic too, we get ripped off at the pump no matter what the barrel price, if the barrel price rises we see an increase 5 minutes later, if barrel price falls and stays down maybe a month later the pump price trickles down, maybe...
And as for a 3% capital tax on the big banks, what beautiful timing, these financial beasts are reaping record profits every quarter and as of late front page stories abound about RBC selling out Canadian workers for cheaper Indian employees, RBC actually had the employees training their own replacements,
A mere 2% of British Columbia workers make over $150,000 per year, the NDP`s budget is golden, it`s what BCers want, a fairness budget that improves life for the masses, Mike De Jong and the BC Liberals are furious, and more, I heard through the grapevine that the BC Liberals were planning on increasing the labour tax credit for the movie industry during the writ period, the NDP stole their thunder in a preemptive strike, and as per usual when the NDP announced increasing the labour tax credit for the film industry Christy Clark started chirping and clucking(before thinking) about how awful this move was, her mouth again put the BC Liberals in a box, after Christy Clark started bleating and beating the drum against the movie and film industry any chance of matching or copying the NDP platform on this item flew out the window...Absolutely priceless..
For the last year the BC Liberals have been screaming at the NDP to release a budget, now that they have released their budget the BC Liberals are screaming even louder, if the NDP`s budget was as bad as Mike De Jong claimed he would have said nothing at all, and the entire Liberal party would be rubbing their hands together with glee..
With most BCers drowning in debt no one will feel sorry for those high income earners, with big oil gouging the little guy at the pump, no one will cry for Chevron either, record bank profits at all Canadian banks every quarter, for years and years, no one will weep for RBC...Priceless, a budget released at the perfect time, a budget targeting those that can afford it, poll after poll wanted banks and corporates to pay their fair share.
Have a look at the above picture, Christy Clark under advisement of her handlers threw her federal Liberal roots under the bus and embraced Stephen Harper, and embraced Stephen Harper at the exact time his star turned black hole, Christy Claimed to be a born-again fiscal Conservative, a free enterpriser...She brought in Sara the gum, Ken the groper, the leaky Greek, she brought in Harper disciples from across the land, from Alberta to Ottawa, where are they now, sent home on a bus...Priceless!
Stephen Harper is poison in British Columbia, actually Harper is now poison all across Canada., the latest national polling numbers from Nik Nanos are..
Federal NDP ............... 24%
Even before Justin Trudeau has been anointed leader his party is in the lead, I wrote about that happening in the below linked post, wrote it 7 months ago..
I support the NDP both Federally and Provincially, however, sometimes there is nothing you can do to stop a superstar or runaway frieght train...Trudeau bashed in Patrick Brazeau`s face for charity(couldn`t have happened to nicer person), Trudeau gave Harper the finger in parliament, Trudea cursed the evil Harper in parliament too, the people loved it...The man has great hair, he can raise $millions and $millions with ease, he can draw the electorate that doesn`t vote to the polls, that being young people..
Trudeau has rightwing hack bloggers shaking in their boots, Alise Mills can`t hide her fear, yes indeed, Stephen Harper has $millions of dollars in attack ads ready to go targeting Justin Trudeau, they`ll start airing this Monday...And, they won`t work, just like Christy Clark`s attack ads they too will fall on deaf ears...Justin Trudeau is no piece of plain toast like Stephan Dion, and he isn`t Dijon mustard like Michael Ignatief...Justin Trudeau is Canadian maple syrup loved by the masses, sometimes phenomenon can`t be explained, right, or wrong.
And no, forget policy and substance, charisma and authenticity trumps those by far.. Justin Trudeau doesn`t worry me, in fact I look forward to his Prime ministership(Anyone but Harper and the Cons)..And I`ll tell you why, he`s incredibly wealthy, an envelope with $100 of thousands wouldn`t sway him, $millions in corporate bribes placed in offshore accounts won`t sway him either, Justin Trudeau is happy in his own skin, Stephen Harper is not...
Justin Trudeau will win a minority Government in his first attempt and a majority in his second, I can almost guarantee that, barring someone knocking him off, yea, I`m looking at you Stephen Harper...And if Trudeau gets whacked the NDP take Federal power, Stephen Harper and his pipeline dictatorship is history..As is Enbridge...When Adrian Dix wins the British Columbia provincial election next month he will give Ottawa 30 days notice to end the environmental equivalency agreement, that will result in our own BC environmental assessment, that process will take enough time to run the clock out on Stephen Harper..
Wazukuuuuuuu....Brad Zubyk and co., what a useless bunch of political advisers, dumber than a sack of hammers, Christy Clark put her political fortunes in their hands and now she`s done, they couldn`t discredit the auditor general or yours truly....
Those failed political advisers forced Christy Clark(federal Liberal) to embrace Harperism and run a slime and smear campaign..A fatal mistake.
They, the BC Liberal party went as far as to have a vote to dump the name Liberal..Again, Priceless..The only reason they didn`t dump the name Liberal was the close proximity to the May 14th election..
Stephan Dion, Michael Ignatief, the worst election results ever for a Federal Liberal party...The Liberal name became toxic, and Christy Clark`s Wazuku advisers pushed Christy Clark to turn on her federal Liberal background and embrace Harperism...And now...
And now Christy Clark can`t call on Justin Trudeau for a photo-op for two reasons, number one, Justin Trudeau doesn`t want the Christy Clark stench permeating his star....Number two, the only voters still supporting Christy Clark are the angry old white guys, also known as Social Credit relics..
If Clark tried to jump on Justin`s star that remaining old angry white guy support would turn on her too, she made her choice, she must now live it, or in this case, die with it..
Christy Clark made the fatal mistake of listening to Wazuku, listening to Mike MacDonald, listening to Brad Zubyk, listening to Mike Watson, listening to Stve Kukucha...
If Christy Clark had followed her own instincts, Clark knew the HST was a killer, while running for BC Liberal leadership she stated she wouldn`t defend the HST, she said she would call a snap election, had Christy Clark went with her gut and put an end to the HST immediately and called her promised snap election Christy would have most likely been elected premier, but....But she didn`t, now BCer`s had a chance to see how stupid she is..How she can`t think on her feet or speak proper English, gaffe after gaffe and now she is toast, her political career finished, had she followed her instinct and stayed true Christy Clark could have rode Justin Trudeau`s coattails to victory..
Now Christy Clark is purgatory bound, a future in Federal politics caput, a future in provincial politics over before it even started.,.
Christy Clark will now be known as nothing but a footnote of history, the longest serving unelected premier in British Columbia history..
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