Things to think about this election

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^^^
Umm... and how has Wilkinson said HIS government will pay for HIS promises???

He has said he will carry out a tax review but what taxes and what new ones might his government implement?
Crickets.......
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flamingfingers wrote:^^^
Umm... and how has Wilkinson said HIS government will pay for HIS promises???

He has said he will carry out a tax review but what taxes and what new ones might his government implement?
Crickets.......



Given that they don't have to attend remedial arithmetic classes with Horgan and James, they likely have a plan.

As far as a tax review goes, You and I are the only taxpayers. If you raise corporate taxes, they have to raise the price of their goods and services, and guess what ? That increase is paid by you and me, no-one else. The consumer pays all the taxes. There is no free lunch.

I find it hard to believe that anybody can think that raising any tax will not affect what they pay for goods and services.
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^^^^^The Wilkinson BC Liberals "likely have a plan"?????

Well then, let us hear what their "likely plan" is, why not????
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If you raise corporate taxes, they have to raise the price of their goods and services


....and you actually think that the ONLY reason corporations raise the price of their goods and services???

Wow.
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flamingfingers wrote:....and you actually think that the ONLY reason corporations raise the price of their goods and services???

Wow.


I did not say that, you need help with your comprehension. Corporations must raise prices whenever they lose their profit margin, otherwise they go broke. NOT rocket science.
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flamingfingers wrote: Umm... and how has Wilkinson said HIS government will pay for HIS promises???

I’ve found it interesting that many of Wilkinson’s spending promises only redress reckless and short-sighted cuts made by a previous Liberal government. It’s nice to hear Wilkinson say he is going to try and address this mistake, but as already stated this is most likely just fluffy talk for the election. This morning on the news I heard him say his medical background will help him to understand the “dialect” of Dr. Bonnie Henry - because apparently no reasonably intelligent person in this province can understand what she is saying. Nevertheless, it seems Wilkinson’s medical training never covered addiction or mental health as his approach to the “tent cities” in Vancouver would be to hire 200 more police (apparently he’s wanting to be our "law and order" candidate). Atta boy Andy, let’s throw some gasoline on that fire.
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Wilkinson's medical training took place in the early 1980s and then he received his LLB in 1987. His medical practice in the 3 small communities for 'a few years' was as a general practitioner, so I'm not convinced that he can speak on the same level as Dr. Bonnie Henry who has specialized in her field since at least 2001. Wilkinson is not currently listed as a physician in BC. He is listed as retired in the Law Society Directory.
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flamingfingers wrote: ..., so I'm not convinced that he can speak on the same level as Dr. Bonnie Henry who has specialized in her field since at least 2001.

I think most of us can understand what Dr. Henry's saying at least as well as he can :smt045
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Here's something to think about this election...

The last day to take advantage of the advanced polls, shown on your voter registration card, is today and those polls close at 8:00pm this evening.
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Fantastic, what decision's we have ahead of us.

Liberals, doesn't take much to remember their contribution's, failure's and spending money we dont have.
NDP, what a joke, the leader got into power via a system that is broken and he horn doggeled the Greens to make a pack. Now, forcing us into another election before its time as they see an opportunity to get their gang another 4.
Green???all they got is electric vehicles with absolutely no thought process as to how its gonna work.

What I'm saying is, who the heck can anyone vote for?
We really do not have any options except another pathetic 4 yr's watching our province sink further into debt and complete chaos.

What we need is not available, nor an option.
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Why did the BC Liberals start a $4 billion Site C project that has led to a $12 billion failure?

Some times it pays to study study study and get it right.

Just like the old saying, "measure twice, cut once."
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I wouldn’t call 4600 well, paying jobs with 3/ 4 of them BC residents a failure . The biggest problem in BC and anywhere in Canada is special interest groups, protesters and foreign funded groups influencing and blocking progress on vital economic activity. Please do tell where all the green electric generation will come from without projects like Site C. Will we rely on heavily subsidized windmills or the failures of solar panels ?
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George Orwell 1984 wrote:I wouldn’t call 4600 well, paying jobs with 3/ 4 of them BC residents a failure . The biggest problem in BC and anywhere in Canada is special interest groups, protesters and foreign funded groups influencing and blocking progress on vital economic activity. Please do tell where all the green electric generation will come from without projects like Site C. Will we rely on heavily subsidized windmills or the failures of solar panels ?

The problem is, this time it’s not only special interest groups trying to stop site C, it BC Hydro’s own, and privately contracted, geotechnical engineers that are saying to shut down the project because its now abundantly clear that the dam can never be safely stabilised in its present location on a bed of shale and clay.. BC may very well need a new hydroelectric dam for future needs, they should start over on a different river between solid walls of hard rock, and solid bedrock. It’s a complete waste of money and resources to continue with Site C, because it can’t be completed due to geotechnical issues. The Vancouver Sun, Global BC, CTV have all been reporting on this issue.
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As soon as David Suzuki signs on to protest/block construction my spidey senses are tingling and the credibility has gone out the window . Leave the engineering to engineers , they are onboard to solve the problems that arise with ALL instruction projects.
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George Orwell 1984 wrote:As soon as David Suzuki signs on to protest/block construction my spidey senses are tingling and the credibility has gone out the window . Leave the engineering to engineers , they are onboard to solve the problems that arise with ALL instruction projects.

The engineers are on record stating that there’s no viable way that they know of to stabilise the dam.. the damn needs to be permanently anchored to something more stable than shale and clay. As much as I dislike Suzuki, he can’t be blamed for the previous government building a new dam in the worst possible location, nor can Suzuki be blamed for Horgan continuing the project.
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