Government mandates a regulation on the industry that drives up the price of a product. That makes it indirectly….a tax.
“The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another.”
I mean I get why the Liberals do it. But why are Tories doing it? You can come join me….and Maxime Bernier….on the other side where the grass…..and Canadian economy….are greener. Even Rona Ambronse sees the potential damage to our economy preserving it will cause us with Trump as President. If you think waiting for him to lose office is something we can hold out against, you are wrong. There will be mass layoffs right away in Canada. And Trump isn’t going anywhere for at least 2 more years and likely 6 more years, at which point our economy will have fallen off the cliff.
Of course the Boy Blunder Trudeau will blame Trump, but he should blame his own father who brought about Supply Management back in 1971. Do you not all see the sweet irony which has the drama teaching, hair modelling, selfie taking, pixie dust spreading Prime Minister has to smack down one of his father’s legacies?
Many of those who know me know I do not support Supply Management as it artificially changes the price of goods. I used to work for a dairy co-operative and heard the stories of drivers taking their milk loads and dumping them in the middle of a farm field as part of the process of ensuring the supply did not get into the system.
So how did we get to the point of an auto tariff trade war with the USA?
Well back in 1971, Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s government passed the bill authorizing Supply Management. Little did he know his son would be in power when it became a major sticking point between US/Canada trade relations. Trump is now threatening to levy tariffs on Canadian made automobiles and siting Supply Management (for how little it really affects things) as one of the major reasons why the USA is considering this aggressive trade move.
We are quickly getting to a point in which Baby Trudeau will need to either double down on his father’s legacy and seriously jeopardize Canada’s economy or eliminate the unfair trade practice. Pretty ironic if you ask me. In fact, my view on Baby Trudeau’s stance of measured and proportionate tariffs is this. We can bloody the nose of the USA with equal tariffs but what good is it if we are buried 6 feet under?
If you don’t agree with me, why not take Amanda Lang’s view on it? She is not a raving libertarian like me but even she knows if push comes to shove and the USA proceeds with this, our economy in Canada will be crippled.
or in other words…we would be Officially Screwed.
“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”
“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”
Ford Derangement Syndrome…..it exists. Symptoms include (but are not limited to) the following:
-Does your blood pressure rise when you are at a red light behind a Fusion, Explorer or Mustang?
-Do you think Doug Ford was the Mayor of Toronto and smoked crack?
-Were you a Minister in the Wynne Government?
-Do you feel the urge to give condoms to 5th graders?
-Are you fearful your social assistance will finally run out after 10 years of sitting at home watching Drew Carey on The Price is Right?
-Are you afraid the corner store clerk will not be smart enough to card kids for beer even though he has been carding them for smokes for years?
-Are you the former head of the OPA?
-Do you have a pending contract for a solar installation that will pay you way more than the going rate for electricity?
-Are you a member of a public sector union?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to immediately check yourself in to the nearest hospital or medical clinic funded by McGuinty increased health taxes and start reading Ayn Rand novels and watch episodes of Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose until you recover. Avoid watching any Canadian news stations for at least 8 years. (Longer if Ford wins a 3rd term)
OfficiallyScrewed.com is a website dedicated to logically degrading, demoralizing, and deflating those that our society chooses to shower with press, praise and perfume (not to mention MONEY) for being imbeciles and officially screwing us, usually politically.
We stand for the Average Joe who wonders…
To delve deeper, OfficiallyScrewed.com is the brainchild of a fiscal conservative/libertarian who lost it after hearing about the Liberal Sponsorship Scandal. In essence, the feeling was that we were all being “OfficiallyScrewed”.
Not having any other outlet to vent, this site was created in 2005 to provide a voice to it’s creator. Because the bottom line is You either pay attention or pay through the nose. And I would rather pay attention.
Look out world. I am back….and with a vengeance