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Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby maryjane48 » Dec 21st, 2017, 9:28 pm


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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 22nd, 2017, 1:05 pm

I've always maintained that minority governments work much better for the citizens of any jurisdiction. Majority governments are simply dictatorships, and we have seen far too much evidence of the havoc they've wreaked over time.

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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby seewood » Dec 22nd, 2017, 2:34 pm

Cactusflower wrote: by Cactusflower » Today, 1:05 pm
I've always maintained that minority governments work much better for the citizens of any jurisdiction.


No problem with that, however this provincial crew thinking they are a government really are for the most part are dumb. If the minority government have a good well thought out, costed platform that offers a balanced budget and promotes good business's, all the power to them.
Improving tax revenue without raising taxes to pay for their social programs would be a good thing. Pet projects being funded without subsidies is a good thing. Pandering to their voter base at the expense of the rest of the province is a bad thing, but they do it anyway...


If they are making nonsense up as they go without thought to ramifications , perhaps a re-think on minority, especially this one, is needed.
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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 22nd, 2017, 2:58 pm

seewood wrote:
Cactusflower wrote: by Cactusflower » Today, 1:05 pm
I've always maintained that minority governments work much better for the citizens of any jurisdiction.


No problem with that, however this provincial crew thinking they are a government really are for the most part are dumb. If the minority government have a good well thought out, costed platform that offers a balanced budget and promotes good business's, all the power to them.
Improving tax revenue without raising taxes to pay for their social programs would be a good thing. Pet projects being funded without subsidies is a good thing. Pandering to their voter base at the expense of the rest of the province is a bad thing, but they do it anyway...


If they are making nonsense up as they go without thought to ramifications , perhaps a re-think on minority, especially this one, is needed.


It would be more prudent to wait until they release their budget in February, don't you think?
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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby seewood » Dec 22nd, 2017, 8:12 pm

Cactusflower wrote:It would be more prudent to wait until they release their budget in February, don't you think?


Nope, not at all. From what they have demonstrated to date, I really have to question their skill set at governing. Seems not one in cabinet is suitable for their portfolios, so millions are spent to do studies to tell them what to think/do.
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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 22nd, 2017, 8:37 pm

^^Let's not be too hasty. February is only a little over a month away. We gave the BC Liberals 16 years to balance a budget and they couldn't do it without robbing our Crown corporations blind and selling off much of our valuable real estate at fire-sale prices.

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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby seewood » Dec 23rd, 2017, 7:52 am

Cactusflower wrote:We gave the BC Liberals 16 years to balance a budget and they couldn't do it without robbing our Crown corporations blind and selling off much of our valuable real estate at fire-sale prices.


Don't believe they really needed to dip into ICBC and Hydro, although they did, as there was a $2.3 billion surplus. I believe Carol Jame's last estimate for the NDG surplus target is $300 mil. Most definitely NOT enough for Horgan's election promises. What surplus's did the lot in the 90's offer? I seem to remember a 77-2 drubbing.
I do hope a vote of non confidence ensues at the budget vote and this lot is tossed. Doubt it will happen though unless a few NDG's are caught up in travel issues.
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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby Old Techie » Dec 23rd, 2017, 8:13 am

Cactusflower wrote:^^Let's not be too hasty. February is only a little over a month away. We gave the BC Liberals 16 years to balance a budget and they couldn't do it without robbing our Crown corporations blind and selling off much of our valuable real estate at fire-sale prices.


Oh give it a rest already. The NDP began the practice of robbing our crown corporations to balance the budget, only difference being they still wound up with deficit budgets regularly.

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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby madmudder » Dec 23rd, 2017, 9:22 am

What the NDP took from ICBC is a pittance compared to what the ( life sucking from the middle class ) Liberals took from ICBC and BC Hydro. They left ICBC broke and BC Hydro in shambles.
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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby butcher99 » Dec 23rd, 2017, 3:21 pm

seewood wrote:No problem with that, however this provincial crew thinking they are a government really are for the most part are dumb. If the minority government have a good well thought out, costed platform that offers a balanced budget and promotes good business's, all the power to them.
Improving tax revenue without raising taxes to pay for their social programs would be a good thing. Pet projects being funded without subsidies is a good thing. Pandering to their voter base at the expense of the rest of the province is a bad thing, but they do it anyway...


If they are making nonsense up as they go without thought to ramifications , perhaps a re-think on minority, especially this one, is needed.


sounds to me like you are talking about the liberals. pet projects, check, pandering to their voter base, check.

The liberals managed to balance the budget and drive the province further into debt at the same time. The Liberals claimed to deliver balanced budgets while driving bc $72 billion further into debt in the last six years alone.

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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 23rd, 2017, 3:26 pm

butcher99 wrote: sounds to me like you are talking about the liberals. pet projects, check, pandering to their voter base, check.

The liberals managed to balance the budget and drive the province further into debt at the same time. The Liberals claimed to deliver balanced budgets while driving bc $72 billion further into debt in the last six years alone.


Where are the links to substantiate your opinion? You seem awfully biased. I don't believe you, and challenge you to provide the proof to back-up your claim. Real facts, from real sources, please.
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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 23rd, 2017, 3:49 pm

butcher99 wrote:
seewood wrote:No problem with that, however this provincial crew thinking they are a government really are for the most part are dumb. If the minority government have a good well thought out, costed platform that offers a balanced budget and promotes good business's, all the power to them.
Improving tax revenue without raising taxes to pay for their social programs would be a good thing. Pet projects being funded without subsidies is a good thing. Pandering to their voter base at the expense of the rest of the province is a bad thing, but they do it anyway...


If they are making nonsense up as they go without thought to ramifications , perhaps a re-think on minority, especially this one, is needed.


sounds to me like you are talking about the liberals. pet projects, check, pandering to their voter base, check.

The liberals managed to balance the budget and drive the province further into debt at the same time. The Liberals claimed to deliver balanced budgets while driving bc $72 billion further into debt in the last six years alone.


Plus another $10 -$12 billion for a dam nobody but the ICBA needs.
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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby The Green Barbarian » Dec 23rd, 2017, 4:03 pm

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Plus another $10 -$12 billion for a dam nobody but the ICBA needs.


Nobody but the EIBC needs. EIBC stands for "Everyone in British Columbia".
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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby Old Techie » Dec 23rd, 2017, 7:24 pm

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Plus another $10 -$12 billion for a dam nobody but the ICBA needs.


Nobody but the EIBC needs. EIBC stands for "Everyone in British Columbia".


Well not "everybody" given the clueless solartards are convinced it's not needed.
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Re: Weaver Looking for Action from NDP in Budget

Postby JagXKR » Dec 23rd, 2017, 9:34 pm

maryjane48 wrote:https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/12/21/Year-End-Weaver-NDP-Budget/


I guess we will find out


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