NDP Platform to raise the Price of Beer

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Wow, thanks for posting, Al! I learn so much more on Castanet than the news sites.

One more question: How is the BCGEU able to get such sweet salaries for their members? When I was looking for work last year (as an engineer) the Ministry of Transportation offered me a lower wage than ANY other private sector firm I looked into. When adding in benefits, it probably came out similar.

How come some BCGEU members like the position I looked into pay market wages, but most others offer at least double the market wages? As an engineer with MoT I would have belonged to the union and APEGBC.
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Al you are making claims that it costs so much more to run a government run liquor store than a private one, and that the government makes so much more from private. I'm sure you are right but was just wondering if there is anywhere a person can see the breakdown of costs for a government run store. I highly doubt it but it should be as we are the investors in that company. I would like to see the costs all things considered.
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Homeownertoo wrote: You have to ask how a party would behave in power when they so effortlessly resort to lying when in opposition.


I suppose they would not be any different than Campbell and the Liberals. They couldn't be any worse. No one could be as blatent and arrogant when it comes to lying as Campbell is.
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logicalview wrote: It's too bad that the news that deficit spending doesn't work can't be broadcast to her lower intestine so that it could reach her head.


I guess she could have a meeting with Stephen Harper and Gordon Campbell since they are all engaging in deficit spending. Maybe we could broacst the news to Gordo's lower intestine. We know we can't broadcast anything more to his liver.
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Glacier wrote: How come some BCGEU members like the position I looked into pay market wages, ...


Interestingly enough, after five years as a BCGEU member I am finally making the same wage as I was when I left the private and non-government sector. Stats show that wages, including union wages (as a whole) have not kept up with overall cost of living or price increases yet they (the unions) certainly do make handy scapegoats.
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steven lloyd wrote:
Glacier wrote: How come some BCGEU members like the position I looked into pay market wages, ...


Interestingly enough, after five years as a BCGEU member I am finally making the same wage as I was when I left the private and non-government sector. Stats show that wages, including union wages (as a whole) have not kept up with overall cost of living or price increases yet they (the unions) certainly do make handy scapegoats.


But once employed the BCGEU job is a guaranteed pay cheque for life.
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logicalview wrote:
steven lloyd wrote:
Glacier wrote: How come some BCGEU members like the position I looked into pay market wages, ...


Interestingly enough, after five years as a BCGEU member I am finally making the same wage as I was when I left the private and non-government sector. Stats show that wages, including union wages (as a whole) have not kept up with overall cost of living or price increases yet they (the unions) certainly do make handy scapegoats.


But once employed the BCGEU job is a guaranteed pay cheque for life.


Still (regurgitated rhetoric aside), interestingly enough, after five years as a BCGEU member I am finally making the same wage as I was when I left the private and non-government sector. Stats show that wages, including union wages (as a whole) have not kept up with overall cost of living or price increases yet they (the unions) certainly do make handy scapegoats.
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Well, I just picked up a six pack of my favourite pilsener from my favourite private liquor outlet, for which I paid approximately $1.00 more than I would at the Gov't store (but then it is already chilled and the Gov't store is closed on Sundays anyway), ...and am about to sit down in front of the TV to watch "The Leader's Debate" - hoping that I can stay awake through the whole thing perchance to learn something new ;-)

Steven, please do me a favour and dump Campbell's DUI picture from your signature. I would like to respond to some of your posts, but every time I look at it it fills me with so much angst it is difficult to stay civil ;-)

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CaptainAwesome wrote:If it was up to me, cigarettes and beer prices would double.

And I'm not even an NDP supporter.


"CaptainAwesome" I agree, x2,x3 of more. Take it to max. the public would pay.
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Nabcom wrote: Steven, please do me a favour and dump Campbell's DUI picture from your signature. I would like to respond to some of your posts, but every time I look at it it fills me with so much angst it is difficult to stay civil ;-)

Cheers

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Sure, I was getting sick of looking at it too. If the Liberal sheeple haven't clued in yet that there are some real moral and ethical, if not criminal concerns associated with this gangster then I'm quite certain they have already disassociated themselves from the very real possibility of that likelihood.
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Nabcom wrote:Well, I just picked up a six pack of my favourite pilsener from my favourite private liquor outlet, for which I paid approximately $1.00 more than I would at the Gov't store (but then it is already chilled and the Gov't store is closed on Sundays anyway), ...and am about to sit down in front of the TV to watch "The Leader's Debate" - hoping that I can stay awake through the whole thing perchance to learn something new ;-)

Steven, please do me a favour and dump Campbell's DUI picture from your signature. I would like to respond to some of your posts, but every time I look at it it fills me with so much angst it is difficult to stay civil ;-)

Cheers

Nab


I agree about Campbell's DUI picture. IMO it should be made poster size & placed all over Gordon C. front & rear lawn. ;)
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steven lloyd wrote:
Homeownertoo wrote: You have to ask how a party would behave in power when they so effortlessly resort to lying when in opposition.


I suppose they would not be any different than Campbell and the Liberals. They couldn't be any worse. No one could be as blatent and arrogant when it comes to lying as Campbell is.

All parties in power lie, and should be held to account for their lies. I thought it interesting that a party in opposition would also lie so transparently. It doesn't bode well for what they'd do in office.
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Homeownertoo wrote:
steven lloyd wrote:
Homeownertoo wrote: You have to ask how a party would behave in power when they so effortlessly resort to lying when in opposition.


I suppose they would not be any different than Campbell and the Liberals. They couldn't be any worse. No one could be as blatent and arrogant when it comes to lying as Campbell is.

All parties in power lie, and should be held to account for their lies. I thought it interesting that a party in opposition would also lie so transparently. It doesn't bode well for what they'd do in office.


I was pointing out that Campbell also lied while in opposition (apparently no so transparently though for the sheeple of this province) and that did not bode well for what has transpired since he has been in office.

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