You can tax a product and then give the money to someone in the form of a tax credit or subsidy. Or you can constrict the supply of a product through legislation and thus drive the price up of said product and the manufacturer of that product reaps a financial benefit. It’s two ways of describing the same thing. One is a tax and the other is supply management but they are in effect the same thing.
So the….ahem….Scheer hypocrisy of Andrew Scheer to fight the Liberal carbon tax but support the dairy cartel is simply that. Hypocrisy.
You were born in 1993. The world watched as you crawled along. Being all cute and everything while your teeth popped out one by one.
In 1995 your terrible two’s hit. The Srebrenica massacre in 1995 in Bosnia and Herzegovina showed you were still unable to control yourself as you stumbled and scraped your knee. So big uncle NATO stepped in to clean up the scrape and make it all better.
Over the next decade you had your typical growing pains. Financial ocncerns, 10 new members in 2004 and the largest trans-national election in history.
Then hit your teens and another growth spurt in 2008-2009. My how you were growing.
Then it started. The financial coughing. Mommy Merkel and Daddy Sarkozy tried their best. They gave you some cough syrup and told you it would be better if you stayed out of the cold. But you didn’t. The phlegm became blood in the streets of Greece. They tried to give you more medicine. But it wasn’t enough. Your cough became bronchitis and then pneumonia.
And now here you lie. A mere 18 years old. On the verge of death.
For tomorrow two elections take place. Greece will likely see a minority government that may take decades to work itself out. And it’s hard to believe that after decades and decades of deficit budgets, even France is going to move even further left if they toss Sarkozy out (which is looking to be likely).
And I am sure Germany is tired. Oh so tired. Many are longing for the Deutschmark to come back so they can stop giving unwanted medicine.
Is the EU in it’s final death throes? Is the EU OfficiallyScrewed?
I paid over $6,000 university tuition this year for my son’s post-secondary education here in Ontario. Although an additional tax break or two would have been nice, the tax man strikes everyone except Quebec. While here in Ontario, my TurboTax Canada software remained free of any additional tax breaks this year.
The increase roughly works out to a $300 increase per student per year, which would still leave Quebec with some of the lowest tuition rates in Canada.
The average annual cost to attend a Quebec university — $2,519 — is far lower than university tuition in other provinces.
More math as per John Robson. $2500 is 1/10th of the price of what it costs. The rest is subsidized. Across Canada, the average is twice this rate meaning student’s pay about 1/5th of the actual price of their education. And 1 in 5 Canadians go to University. This means the average Joe out there who does NOT go to university is paying the same amount towards education as someone who DOES go. How wrong is that?
So yes. Get off your asses, get off the street, get INTO the classroom, and sit down on your asses, before the rest of us collectively KICK your whiney, over-entitled asses!!
I told you all before. Three generations of Papadreou’s (George, Andreas and George) have RUINED the country my parents emigrated from. I am ecstatic this day is come and somewhere in heaven, my conservative father is smiling!!
At her final press conference as House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, “Deficit reduction has been a high priority for us. It is our mantra, pay-as-you-go.”
The numbers tell a different story.
When the Pelosi Democrats took control of Congress on January 4, 2007, the national debt stood at $8,670,596,242,973.04. The last day of the 111th Congress and Pelosi’s Speakership on December 22, 2010 the national debt was $13,858,529,371,601.09 – a roughly $5.2 trillion increase in just four years. Furthermore, the year over year federal deficit has roughly quadrupled during Pelosi’s four years as speaker, from $342 billion in fiscal year 2007 to an estimated $1.6 trillion at the end of fiscal year 2010.
Ya gotta love her moxie though. She claims their priority is deficit reduction yet the deficit under her watch goes up $5.2Trillion.
NOTE: for those following my twitter I tweeted Billion and deleted to retweet Trillion. Oops!!)
Mr. Speaker, I would like to say to the Conservative member that the NDP supports wealth creation. However, unlike our Conservative colleagues, we support the redistribution of this wealth in society.
We all know this means dipping (no pun intended) into the pocket of those who have and putting into the pocket of those who do not have with a “commission” for the bureaucracy. How big that commission is? Or who decides who is a have or a have not is not up to you but up to the state.