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McGuinty: Your Mouth is Writing Cheques that Your A– Can’t Cash

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I call bulls#!t.

I used to sit on the fence when it came to Dalton McGuinty, but now it’s quite clear to me that his intentions are not good for Ontario.

Dalton McGuinty told the public that the billion-dollar boondoggle for an extension of the privately-owned 407 toll highway would remain in the hands of the public, but in what amounts to the same breath, he’s already working to privatize simple public services like driver’s license renewals.

Why is he handing out a billion dollars of our money (as of now, who knows what the actual number will be) to people who do work with dictators and those who help suppress freedom?

Yes, I’m talking about SNC-Lavalin, the same company that made billions off Gaddafi during the golden years of voter suppression and publicly financed prison systems in Libya.

Times were good over there, but it seems that they’ve decided to come back cap in hand for Canadian funds to keep the fat pay cheques going, especially after a wave of corruption scandals have sacked the value of the stock.

What a farce this province has become under the ‘liarship’ of McGuinty.

Exploring the Strategy Behind the Harper Sales Tax

The HST, or Harper Sales Tax (OK … Harmonized Sales Tax) will punish a lot of folks, but no group will be hurt more than the BC and Ontario Liberals.

On the surface, they’re being told it’s a good thing.  The Cons have given the veneer of entering discussions with the provincial leaders in good faith and on a non-partisan basis.  They’re even offering financial incentives to ease the transition.

I smell a plot.

I mean, when the Cons at the provincial level won’t touch this with a 100-foot pole, why should anyone?  If I were running the Ontario government (which, thank god, I’m not) I’d be running for the hills!

Let’s strip it down:

  • Harper won his first whiff of power by promising two things:  an investigation into the Liberal Sponsorship Scandal (frighteningly similar to the eHealth scandal with McGuinty) and the reduction of the GST by 2 full points to 5% (with lots of grandstanding and promises of reduction in cost of living).
  • Since then, Harper’s come through on his promise, but we all know he’d like to reduce taxes more, especially the cursed GST, given that he’s an anarchist and libertarian that doesn’t want any government at all in our lives.
  • However, once you reduce it from 5% to a lower level, you might as well ditch it.
  • Harper won’t do that because the corporate world wouldn’t be able to hide the decrease in unchanged prices (I mean, did anyone really enjoy the full benefits of saving $0.02 on an ice cream cone or other mundane daily purchases?).  They would actually have to decrease prices.
  • Instead, he needs a bigger base to hack away at, which would ultimately be the HST.
  • He’s now got 13% to play with instead of a mere 7.
  • Ontario and BC will be hosed royally and will be told they’re out of luck once the transfer of sales tax power is surrendered.

I’m not going to deny that exporters need every iota of support they can get in today’s world, but this will not help the Ontario government support its infrastructure in the long run.  When they’re tax revenue is slashed by the Federal Cons, they will have no choice but to slash their budgets as well.

We will then get the Harris years by proxy.

What do you think?  Am I being a little too suspicious?  Do we have evidence that this will be done without harm to the politicians at the provincial level?


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