Horgan Dodges questions on how he'd pay for health care.

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Horgan Dodges questions on how he'd pay for health care.

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Come on Johnny boy.
We can't wait until after the election and *hope* you figure it out. We want to know NOW.

From the article:
Horgan was pressed for more details on his plan. Where exactly would the money come? What does he consider a “high-income” wage earner anyway?

His answer was breathtaking.

“I don’t think at this point in an election campaign is the time to determine those issues,” he said.

Yeah....that's what he said.
But don't worry....he did pledge to protect middle income earners! :smt045
Asked for his definition of a middle-income earner, he said this: “It’s defined as $60,000-$70,000.”

So there you have it. Anyone making more than $70k a year is in for a income tax increase. That only really includes almost every professional in the province. Healthcare workers, teachers, civic employees, engineers....it is a huge list. And lets not forget all those trades men/women....small business owners.

Tighten your belts folks....this is what we have to look forward to. :-X

http://theprovince.com/news/bc-politics/mike-smyth-horgan-dodges-questions-on-how-hed-pay-for-health-care
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of course he's going to jack taxes on the middle class. The NDP hates the middle class almost as much as they hate the poor, which is why they also want to jack carbon taxes to the moon, to really screw over the middle class and the poorest of the poor. The NDP is just plain awful.
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Fully costed . . . transparency . . . LOL!
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Leifer wrote:From the article:
Horgan was pressed for more details on his plan. Where exactly would the money come? What does he consider a “high-income” wage earner anyway?

His answer was breathtaking.

“I don’t think at this point in an election campaign is the time to determine those issues,” he said.


During the 1993 federal election, Kim Campbell said "elections are the worst possible time to talk about issues"

Mulroneys legacy was the main reason she got destroyed at the polls, but a statement like that also contributed.

Keep talking John. The more you say, the more it'll be like the 2013 election. Make sure you have your concession speech written.
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Leifer wrote:Come on Johnny boy.
We can't wait until after the election and *hope* you figure it out. We want to know NOW.

From the article:
Horgan was pressed for more details on his plan. Where exactly would the money come? What does he consider a “high-income” wage earner anyway?

His answer was breathtaking.

“I don’t think at this point in an election campaign is the time to determine those issues,” he said.

Yeah....that's what he said.
But don't worry....he did pledge to protect middle income earners! :smt045
Asked for his definition of a middle-income earner, he said this: “It’s defined as $60,000-$70,000.”

So there you have it. Anyone making more than $70k a year is in for a income tax increase. That only really includes almost every professional in the province. Healthcare workers, teachers, civic employees, engineers....it is a huge list. And lets not forget all those trades men/women....small business owners.

Tighten your belts folks....this is what we have to look forward to. :-X

http://theprovince.com/news/bc-politics/mike-smyth-horgan-dodges-questions-on-how-hed-pay-for-health-care



Well, the NDP of the 1990s did indeed classify any family making over $60K as "high income," and jacked their taxes to the highest in Canada as a result.

Looks like Horgan is still using that 1990s platform today, with the same dollar figures. That's rather lazy.

Same old NDP.


ETA - of course, with no jobs and 1 in 10 on welfare during the NDP's reign of terror, maybe a $60K family was uber-wealthy in the 1990s. Horgan's plan is to go right back there, from what I've seen.
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To borrow a phrase..."You're richer than you think"
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Remember when Dix said his platform was "fully costed," and he had his *bleep* handed to him in 2013?

I wonder why Angry John is using the same phrase? Is he peddling BS just like Dix? Didn't the NDP learn ANYTHING the last 4 times, soon to be 5, that they lost miserably?
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    Rwede wrote:Remember when Dix said his platform was "fully costed," and he had his *bleep* handed to him in 2013?

    I wonder why Angry John is using the same phrase? Is he peddling BS just like Dix? Didn't the NDP learn ANYTHING the last 4 times, soon to be 5, that they lost miserably?
To John Horgan "fully costed" means striking a committee that will meet and then tell him how he'll pay for his promises. Then he'll finally let us know. Higher taxes are bound to be part of the mix though.
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Urbane wrote: Higher taxes are bound to be part of the mix though.


Yeah, for the uber-rich, whom Angry John believes is anyone who makes over $60 grand a year.

Hey, just a second! Remember when the 1990s NDP said that anyone making over $60 grand was the uber-rich, and taxed them heavily?

It's deja-vu all over again with Horgan. Man, I thought maybe they'd develop some different policies from the ones they had in the 1990s. Apparently, I thought wrongly.
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Rwede wrote:
Urbane wrote: Higher taxes are bound to be part of the mix though.


Yeah, for the uber-rich, whom Angry John believes is anyone who makes over $60 grand a year.

Hey, just a second! Remember when the 1990s NDP said that anyone making over $60 grand was the uber-rich, and taxed them heavily?

It's deja-vu all over again with Horgan. Man, I thought maybe they'd develop some different policies from the ones they had in the 1990s. Apparently, I thought wrongly.



$60k is an interesting figure for the middle class when you account for the fact that $15 min wage makes the new lowest possible full time employment annual of $31,200.
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All good points made.

I note a deafening silence, on behalf of the forum NDP zealots, who are all big on transparency, and helping the poor. [icon_lol2.gif]

I guess they are all busy on facebook, sharing the viral story about a voter telling Clark that she won't vote for her. As if that's a big news story during an election. LOL I actually liked Clarks response to the woman.

Strikes me as if old John is getting that foot further and further into his mouth. :biggrin:
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Old Techie wrote:All good points made.

I note a deafening silence, on behalf of the forum NDP zealots, who are all big on transparency, and helping the poor. [icon_lol2.gif]

I guess they are all busy on facebook, sharing the viral story about a voter telling Clark that she won't vote for her. As if that's a big news story during an election. LOL I actually liked Clarks response to the woman.

Strikes me as if old John is getting that foot further and further into his mouth. :biggrin:


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Old Techie wrote:
I note a deafening silence, on behalf of the forum NDP zealots, who are all big on transparency, and helping the poor. [icon_lol2.gif]


I'll let Mr. Dejong do the talking for me today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKfRwHOIzbw

I guess they are all busy on facebook, sharing the viral story about a voter telling Clark that she won't vote for her. As if that's a big news story during an election. LOL I actually liked Clarks response to the woman.


The big story , and you know it is , is the way Christy LIED about the exchange later.
I loved Christy's response to Linda , because it gave a lot of people some insight into Christy.

Strikes me as if old John is getting that foot further and further into his mouth. :biggrin:

And Christy is shooting herself in the foot.
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I see you saying Christy a lot in your post.....try the title again.

Same stuff as 2013......look somewhere else.
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Old Techie wrote:Strikes me as if old John is getting that foot further and further into his mouth. :biggrin:


The most amazing part is that he can get his foot in his mouth when his head is up his butt. Maybe he can get a job in the circus when he loses the election next week.
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