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Kathleen Wynne Nickels and Dimes Small Businesses

Today Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals raised miniumum wage in Ontario from $10.25 to $11.00. Either she doesn’t do math or she is nickel and diming.  She announced that she would tag the rise to inflation since 2010 when it was last raised.

Yet by my math when I take the CPI inflation rate in Canada over the past 4 years and multiply the rate by the current $10.25 minimum wage I get a $10.96 minimum wage.

CPI inflation for 2010 – 2.35%

CPI inflation for 2011 – 2.30%

CPI inflation for 2012 – 0.83%

CPI inflation for 2013 – 1.24%

So $10.25 x 1.0235 x 1.0230 x 1.0083 x 1.0124 = $10.955

So she has just tagged in an added 4.45 cents.  You may think this is paltry but it is another way she is nudging Ontario small businesses over the cliff a nickel at a time.

Officially Screwed….again.

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Justin Trudeau Suffers From Premature Ejection

Today Justin Trudeau tossed the Liberal Senators out of the party caucus.

Ask yourself why?  Do you think a party that had control of the Senate for 65 of the last 70 years  would be concerned?  Well there are two reasons.

1)  The Conservatives have been in power long enough to put a lot of Senators in the house and it may be decades before the Liberals have a majority in the Upper House again.  So in other words, it was fine when they ran the show, but now that they don’t Trudeau wants to change things.  Sort of like taking your ball and going home.

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2)  After Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin had their names dragged around the mud pit for the last year, the audit on all the Senators will be coming out soon.  And it’s not going to look good for Mr. Trudeau’s Liberal Senators.  I am predicting that the Liberal Senators are the worst culprits of abuse in the upper house and that some may make Duffy and Wallin look like angels.

So what does Justin do?  He fires his Liberal Senate Caucus BEFORE we find out that they were naughty in an effort to distance them from the party brand.  But what Justin doesn’t realize is no one is going to consider them anything but Liberal and now he has gone and blown his load early.  If he had waited for the audit and then tossed this lot out on their ear after it is revealed that they were terrible spenders he would have looked like a true leader.

Ah well.  He still has his hair.

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Obamacare Continues to NOT Impress

And the hole gets bigger.

Are Americans getting OfficiallyScrewed?

More than 4.7 million Americans had their health insurance canceled as a result of any of the thousand-plus-page law’s new rules, the Associated Press reports, but the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed Tuesday that between federal and state exchanges, just 2 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare coverage.

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How The Free Market Deals With “Minimum Wage” or “Living Wage” Increases

In 2013 there was a bump in discussion with regards to raising minimum wage to what is being termed a “living wage”.

Price Floor

Any Economics 101 student can tell you is that a minimum wage is a price floor. What price floors do is prevent the market from reaching the equilibrium point and in the case of a minimum wage (or living wage) they create a higher supply of people who want those jobs, and a lower number of employers wanting to provide those jobs. This in the very high tech economics language creates “waste”.<a

So how does the free market deal with minimum wage? Well in 2011, McDonalds in Europe knew that the job of order taker at McDonalds was a position that they could replace with cheaper order kiosks. So they replaced the jobs of hourly income earning people with kiosks.

And mark my words, if Ontario raises it’s minimum wage to the “living wage”McDonald's Kiosk level being asked for of $14 an hour, there will be no where left for students to find jobs. McDonalds will bring in kiosks. Mom and Pop shops will lay off students and work the extra hours themselves. The  black market “cash” jobs will make a huge comeback. Tax coffers will suffer as unemployment rises and underground employment markets thrive outside of the sight of the tax man.

What we SHOULD be doing is eliminating minimum wage. Let employers pay people what the job value is based on the supply and demand curves finding that equilibrium point.

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Polar Ice Caps Grow 29% from 2012 to 2013

And here we had everyone threatening global warming was going to melt the ice caps by the summer of 2013. Well lo and behold, they are actually growing.

A chilly Arctic summer has left 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 29 per cent.
The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013.
Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.

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Who Wants to Move To Sandy Springs With Me?

Simply amazing story of a city that turned the Queen Mary in the Harbour and is sailing full steam ahead.

Sandy Springs is OfficiallyAwesome.

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Ontario man shoots himself in head with nail gun – twice

This guy is OfficiallyScrewed and officially nailed.It happened after 7 p.m. Monday at a woman’s home on Thomas Argue Rd. in the Ottawa community of Carp.

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Fake Mandela Interpreter Burned Two People to Death with Mob

Holy smokes!!!

Holy smokes!!!

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Get ‘em while they’re hot

They were a success at the CPC Convention. Now you can get your very own OfficiallyScrewed.com Justin “The Shiny Pony” Trudeau T-Shirt expressing your view that he is NOT qualified to be our Prime Minister.

The T-Shirt is 100% cotton, comes in white text on a harbour blue pre-shrunk t-shirt with a nice thick quality.

Impress your conservative friends, anger your liberal friends and make your statement. Graphic is below and appears on the back of the shirt. The front of the shirt has no graphic on it.

Shiny Pony T-Shirt Graphic

Even Kady O’Malley tweeted a photo of my shirt from the Conservative Party of Canada convention.

 Kady OMalley Tweeted My Shirt

Let’s cover the nation with these shirts before Election Day in 2015. Purchase yours today by clicking the link below. We ship only within Canada. For ordering more than 1 at a time, please contact me at This Link. Same goes for special sizes or bulk orders. I am opening this up to severe discount for people who want to sell these as a riding association fundraiser to help battle the Liberals in the 2015 election.


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Open Letter From Santa Claus To Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson

After reading this article, Old Saint Nick sent me the letter below to share….

Dear James, (aka Mayor Jim Watson),

I was surprised that you would get jealous about Toronto getting $600M for three new transit stops. After all, I have been more than generous to you and your Liberal friends with an embarassment of riches. Jeolousy won’t get you off of my “Naughty List”. You can’t possibly be surprised to know that you are on this list. But just in case you are wondering why, I have noted a few reasons below.

For starters when you got elected to the provincial legislature in 2003, the Ontario Liberal party promised to not raise taxes and immediately imposed a massive health care premium. Lying is something Santa takes very seriously.

Then Santa did his best to give the Ontario Liberals (of which you are one) more money to spend wisely. But what did they do? They decided to drop a cool Billion dollars on eHealth, but their oversight let it all go to waste.

I then gave you and your friends another billion dollar gift and they blew it by giving blank cheques to Orange, the air ambulance company who blew it on things like two motorcycles from Orange County Choppers.

I then gave the Ontario Liberals yet another billion dollar Christmas gift but instead of building gas plants, they selfishly wasted the money to move the plants so they could win a couple of seats near Mississauga.

And guess what? I also gave you and your Liberal cronys another billion dollars of hard earned tax money and instead of sending some to you for your choo choo train, they decided to put up solar panels and windmills that will leave a legacy of debt to be paid off by Ontarian tax payers on their Hydro bills.

And now I am hearing that cronyism is running amock as your friend Kathleen Wynn is creating a bunch of advisory boards and loading them up with liberal party hacks. This is a slap in the face of Ontario taxpayers.

To get on my “Nice List” people need to share. They need to tell the truth. They need to appreciate what they have been given and not throw these gifts away for personal gain or benefit.

I urge you to think about these things. You have the ear of your fellow Liberals. How YOU choose to use your voice will determine if you get back on my “Nice List”.

Signed

Santa Claus

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