Reality Check: BC Liberals Don’t Show Up For Work

3 Days in and Dix and the NDP already have 1.1 Billion in government spending earmarked…not only that but I guess they feel they are more qualified than parents to decide how to spend that Liberal backed RESP money. All parents out there should sit back and take notes from these experts on how to plan their own child’s education.

The millions going into daycare is not going to save families jackshit…if they think day care providers are going to pass their own 20% savings on to parents, they are living in a dream world. This funding for early childhood education helps day care providers only…it does NOTHING for parents. Thanks NDP!

OH and yes the education system needs MORE school aids & support workers like I need a bullet to the head…ridiculous.

Oh and please ask your self Northern BC residents HOW this money going to the film & tv industry is going to benefit you?

Where is the support for LNG? You know the industry that is going to literally push this region of the province into boom times…Oh right, the increase in the carbon tax will take care of that…

The writing is on the wall…the moves Dix and the NDP have made over the last 3 days is just a small of taste of the economic destruction that is coming to this province.

the education system needs MORE school aids & support workers like I need a bullet to the head…

Kind of obvious you prefer Atilla the Hun to the NDP. Don’t let reality get in the way of dogma.
BTW there’s THREE youngsters in my tiny town back home with their parents who used to work in the film industry. Can’t live in the Lower Mainland on what they pay at Wendy’s. And a 7 year game designer driving a truck. The end of the HST means a 7% increase in costs for those industries that create jobs and products out of nothing at all.

[quote=“bthedog”]3 Days in and Dix and the NDP already have 1.1 Billion in government spending earmarked…not only that but I guess they feel they are more qualified than parents to decide how to spend that Liberal backed RESP money. All parents out there should sit back and take notes from these experts on how to plan their own child’s education.

The millions going into daycare is not going to save families jackshit…if they think day care providers are going to pass their own 20% savings on to parents, they are living in a dream world. This funding for early childhood education helps day care providers only…it does NOTHING for parents. Thanks NDP!

OH and yes the education system needs MORE school aids & support workers like I need a bullet to the head…ridiculous.

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Ain’t socialism great.

And I’m a poet, but the pay sucks so I have to drive a forklift.

WTF?

[quote=“herbie_popnecker”]the education system needs MORE school aids & support workers like I need a bullet to the head…

Kind of obvious you prefer Atilla the Hun to the NDP. Don’t let reality get in the way of dogma.
BTW there’s THREE youngsters in my tiny town back home with their parents who used to work in the film industry. Can’t live in the Lower Mainland on what they pay at Wendy’s. And a 7 year game designer driving a truck. The end of the HST means a 7% increase in costs for those industries that create jobs and products out of nothing at all.[/quote]

I find it comical that the NDP pushed so hard for the HST to be scrapped, directly damaging the film industry by increasing their costs by 7%…they either have to absorb that cost or risk losing business to the other provinces. So now the NDP is coming in with this big million dollar rescue package for that industry…total bullshit.

Also building materials are going up 7% as of May 1 across this province. Looks like retailers are passing the 7% PST expense on to the consumer…which is exactly what is going to continue happening across the board this year as retailers/service providers deal with losing the tax savings the HST provided them.

That’s right, the NDP fought against the HST when it was in. It’s called political opportunity and if you don’t understand that, you don’t understand politics.
What’s sick is Libs didn’t have the nuts to stand up to a freaking political zombie and a silly referendum. 1,000 ways to have quashed that but noooo…
Of course if you really want a gov’t to do what they think is right and to hell with the opinion of the majority - vote Conservative.
I run a business and these arseholes cost me a lot of time and money to implement the HST and more again to get rid of it. Not a nickel of compensation for all the trouble. And everytime they open their bsuiness freindly mouths their meaning ‘small business’ is Telus, Enbridge, RBC, Canfor, WalMart. Not your corner baker, cabinetry shop or boatbuilder.
Gov’ts are like fish, terms are like days. No matter what kind they stink after three. You toss 'em out.

if governments are like fish then the NDP would be the fugu fish :wink:

[quote=“herbie_popnecker”]That’s right, the NDP fought against the HST when it was in. It’s called political opportunity and if you don’t understand that, you don’t understand politics.
What’s sick is Libs didn’t have the nuts to stand up to a freaking political zombie and a silly referendum. 1,000 ways to have quashed that but noooo…
Of course if you really want a gov’t to do what they think is right and to hell with the opinion of the majority - vote Conservative.
I run a business and these arseholes cost me a lot of time and money to implement the HST and more again to get rid of it. Not a nickel of compensation for all the trouble. And everytime they open their bsuiness freindly mouths their meaning ‘small business’ is Telus, Enbridge, RBC, Canfor, WalMart. Not your corner baker, cabinetry shop or boatbuilder.
Gov’ts are like fish, terms are like days. No matter what kind they stink after three. You toss 'em out.[/quote]

What a bunch of bullshit. There was a petition to recall the HST and the people spoke strongly and opposed it. Silly referendum huh? You can blame the arseholes, the voting public, who voted in favour of abolishing the HST for your costs.

The Liberals would be the drunk monkey.

Yup, the voting public is to blame. They elected the BC Liberals, who promised not to implement the HST. It’s the voting public’s fault because they didn’t realize the BC Liberals were lying.

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Yup, the voting public is to blame. They elected the BC Liberals, who promised not to implement the HST. It’s the voting public’s fault because they didn’t realize the BC Liberals were lying.[/quote]

Listen, I was as opposed to the HST as anyone, particularly how it was implemented. It’s not fair though to now say that they didnt have the balls to stand up to the referendum. Support for the HST was greater around the time of the referendum because people understood it better but that wasn’t enough to stop the public from making a very important point to our provincial government. The HST was introduced to us in a really bad way but ultimately it was us, the voting public, who chose to have it abolished.

Right, the voting public chose to have it abolished, because the voting public didn’t vote to have it established in the first place. They voted for a party that promised not to bring it in.

Democracy trumps “I know better than you.”

If the BC Liberals didn’t lie about it the fiasco wouldn’t have happened.

I don’t blame democracy for the added costs of HST. I praise it for holding the BC Liberals to their promises.

I don’t “blame the arseholes, the voting public, who voted in favour of abolishing the HST for your costs.” Clearly this is the BC Liberals’ fault, not democracy’s fault.

Agreed. The Liberals have proven themselves to be pathological liars. It is time for them to go.

I agree with you to a point. To chastise the Liberals for not standing up to the referendum when we all know that would not have went over well with anyone, is wrong. I don’t agree with how the HST was implemented, and being a card carrying liberal member I was embarrassed. Despite this, prior to the referendum there was a lot of information on cost provided and yet we chose to abolish it. Sure the Liberals brought it into effect in a very wrong way, but we made the choice, knowing the costs, to abolish it. This was a referendum based on principle rather than what was actually best for us.

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Agreed. The Liberals have proven themselves to be pathological liars. It is time for them to go.[/quote]

Gordon Campbell was a liar and now he’s gone. Adrian Dix is a con artist and he might be our next Premier. Scary.

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And I’m a poet, but the pay sucks so I have to drive a forklift.

WTF?[/quote]

Because being a professional in an industry that grosses more than movies, music, and porn combined is the same as someone trying to be a poet. Right.

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And I’m a poet, but the pay sucks so I have to drive a forklift.

WTF?

Because being a professional in an industry that grosses more than movies, music, and porn combined is the same as someone trying to be a poet. Right.[/quote]

Right. If you are in demand, then the pay will follow. If you overestimate your worth, you will be disappointed.

So anyone out of work isn’t just having trouble finding a new job, but has in fact overestimated their own worth? That’s a pretty broad brush you’re using there.

Well if the reason they are looking for a new job is because there isn’t one, then there is no demand. Or, if there are jobs but they don’t pay enough and you are forced to drive truck instead, then your worth as a video game designer is lower than you wish.

I think the video game designer is a great example. It must be an extremely competitive industry, so the companies will not settle for second rate work. So if you cannot find work, or if you think the pay is too low, that means there is either someone else better than you earning the money, or there are too many like you.

under the recall referendum rules that was used for the HST states that 50 + 1 % of the public that voted in the previous election was needed to get rid of it. Clark unfortunately changed the rules to a simple referendum where just the majority of the ppl that voted on the referendum was needed to get rid of the HST. If I recall if she just let the recall referendum rules stay the same instead of changing it then the HST recall would have failed for there was not 50 + 1 % of the previous election voters. was alot less. so yes the recall won but under the wrong rules. sort of like Adrian Dix saying he made a mistake, no mention of him stating he broke the law and got away with it. see 2 different things.