Are the Greens currently winning?

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Re: Are the Greens currently winning?

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^^ Name one advantage that you've had over the past 4 years by having Clark as your MLA.
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Just one?

Millions of provincial dollars to the highway through town, improvements to Westside Rd, response to our whining about power lines, DOZENS of grants to local businesses, regular meetings between the premier and our Podunk town Mayor, extra funding for first fire prevention... All this was ignored, as it should have been since we're a nothing town, before we got her representing us.

Don't for a second think I'm supporting her. I can't stand he. But I have eyes.
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lasnomadas wrote:^^ Name one advantage that you've had over the past 4 years by having Clark as your MLA.


Much lower taxes than we had during the 1990's NDP reign of terror. That sure is nice.
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Lol... that's funny.

What kind of "lower taxes" is that? The PST is the same as it was... with the exception that it went up (under Liberals) by half a percent for a few years in 2002ish. Carbon taxes (a good thing, imo)... 100% Liberal. PST? Doubled. Property title transfer tax? Look at the chart (http://www.rebgv.org/sites/default/file ... 0Chart.jpg) and you can see a trend since the Liberals took over (hint: it goes WAY up).

Tuition fees. Up. Gas taxes. Up.

What is down?!?!?!?

If your answer is income taxes... that's wrong too. Sure, sure... we don't have to fill out that pink form any more and we don't directly realize we're paying provincial income taxes as much as before... but that's due to Federal changes to provincial transfer payments, not because the Liberals saved the day. We pay the same (or more), we just pay it Federally and they handle it.

Corporate taxes are probably lower, at least in the industries that directly profited the various premiers. Nice for them.
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lasnomadas wrote:The only thing the Greens have won is the chance to support the NDP in their environmental policies. The BC Liberals have no environmental policies, so I doubt very much that Weaver would try to form a coalition with them.

Weaver's candidates in every riding except 3 on the Island doesn't bode well for them everywhere else in the province. He couldn't even gain a foothold in the Teflon Tart's riding in the Okanagan.

I dunno. They only had 7,000 votes in 2013 in the Okanagan. This election they 20,000 votes.
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bazinga42 wrote:Lol... that's funny.

What kind of "lower taxes" is that? .


Personal income taxes. Way lower now than during the NDP reign of terror. Look it up.
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"Look it up" is such a weak response. I provided a source to back up my statement
Where's yours? I did "look it up", and you were wrong. Or TOTAL (provincial plus Federal) personal income taxes did not go down with the provincial Liberals. Our TOTAL taxes and fees increased substantially.
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Actually, in the 1990s, BC personal income taxes were calculated as a percentage of Federal tax.

In 1999, the BC portion was 49.5% of federal tax.

Today, the BC portion is, on average, about 29 - 30% of federal income tax.
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bazinga42 wrote:"Look it up" is such a weak response. .


Ok, don't look it up. I don't really care.
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lasnomadas wrote:The only thing the Greens have won is the chance to support the NDP in their environmental policies. The BC Liberals have no environmental policies, so I doubt very much that Weaver would try to form a coalition with them.

Weaver's candidates in every riding except 3 on the Island doesn't bode well for them everywhere else in the province. He couldn't even gain a foothold in the Teflon Tart's riding in the Okanagan.


The election is done, and yet the compunction to slur, belittle, and insult, clings firmly.

I find that sort of display toward a public official, says far more about the author, than it ever will the target.

I suppose it's just never dawned on the rank and file members, that if the NDP learned to display a bit more respect toward others, swaying minds, and gaining votes, might not be such an uphill battle.

I could easily come up with a few derogatory descriptive terms for you as well, fortunately for you the board won't allow it, and as unappealing as it is to want to stoop to your level, let me just say you make it hard. I'll just leave it to karma to repay.
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Hmmm...something about pot/kettle.

I have tried to be nice despite constant baiting.
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George+ wrote:Hmmm...something about pot/kettle.

I have tried to be nice despite constant baiting.
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George you've been an itch on the butt of humanity for years now, so I'd be quiet if I were you.

You keep posting BS, and putting up reminders for folks to see through it, is baiting now. Oh I see. That's more like cauldron calling the pot black.

If I need some coaching on how to lie, distort the truth, engage in alternate fact generation, post fake news, or hypocritically play victim, I'll look you up pronto.

My point has complete merit, as the same group repeatedly hurls insults, and displays an alarming lack of class toward officials, and given I'm well aware of the age of some of you, it's simply mind boggling.

People in that demographic should be setting the bar high enough for subsequent generations to want to emulate, not teaching them how to be low lifes.

Even more unacceptable, is the fact that this behavior comes from several, who were in the education system.
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Re: Are the Greens currently winning?

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Lol. I see I have waded into some old, sour cow patties.
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bazinga42 wrote:Lol. I see I have waded into some old, sour cow patties.


No just airing some dirty laundry for the sanctimonious sector. :biggrin:

A few just love to sling mud, but cry like little babies, when they get hit by a speck of dirt.

Oh and the Greens did awesome!
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Re: Are the Greens currently winning?

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A few just like to sling mud, but cry like babies when they get hit by a speck of dirt. That would be Rwede, Green Barbarian, Old Techie, and a few others that aren't on here 24/7, so I've forgotten their names.

Oh, and the Greens aren't even a recognized party yet, so I don't know what Andy thinks he's winning.

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