No Left Turn
We have all heard the phrase money makes the world go around. Like so many other matters, I'm extremely ignorant when it comes to knowledge on the stock market, monetary and financial systems. Nevertheless I can honestly say I know how to spend money. Everyone loves moola...it's a necessity in every day life. We depend and need cash to purchase goods and services and most importantly food. Some methods of obtaining dinero are working, government assistance, gambling and illegal activities. Without mazuma people can't and won't survive.
I read an article in the Mountain News (a community newspaper for Hamilton, Ontario) on May 11/17 that prompted me to write this rant. The story was titled, "Ashton wants N.D.P. to turn further left." Niki Ashton is a M.P. (Member of Parliament) for the N.D.P. (New Democratic Party) in Manitoba and wanted to make a drastic turn, further left. She also ran for the Federal N.D.P. Party Leadership but lost to Jagmeet Singh on Oct. 1/17 at the N.D.P. leadership election. Singh had 53.8% of the votes and Ashton had 17.4%. She said "our principles need to connect with our roots, standing up for working people, standing up for people struggling in poverty and for social justice. We need to make the rich pay." She also stated the N.D.P. should be preserving public ownership, increasing the corporate tax rate and objects to bad trade deals...I'm no expert but I reckon this woman can be very dangerous, especially to big business.
The last time I heard the phrase "make the rich pay" was many years ago...it was a tag line for the Marxist Leninist Party whose political ideology was adopted by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Their motto "make the rich pay" was also used by the Communist Party of Canada in the 1979 and 1980 federal elections. I always had a sneaky suspicion the N.D.P. had a flavouring of communism within their philosophy.
The N.D.P. was founded in 1961 after merging with the Canadian Labour Congress and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. At times it has been referred to as The New Left and The Working Man's Party. In the last federal election, Oct. 19/15, the N.D.P. had disastrous results winning only 44 seats from it's previous 95 seats. Alberta is the only province that has an N.D.P. reign. On May 5/15 the electorate voted in a majority N.D.P. government headed by Rachel Notley after forty years of Conservative administration...the P.C.'s (Progressive Conservatives) lost 60 seats...very puzzling and bizarre, a complete change of direction from right to left wing.
Some of the N.D.P. campaign promises in the last Federal election (Oct. 19/15) were expanding public health care including a prescription drug coverage plan, intend to have four years of budget surpluses relying on tax increases on corporations and ending tax breaks for stock options, increasing corporate tax from fifteen to seventeen per cent, creating a national cap and trade system to lower greenhouse gas emissions, promoting interculturalism, expanding funding for public transportation, taking in 9,000 Syrian refugees every year, a universal day care, reducing poverty and increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Hmm...I wonder where their money tree is hidden for all these heavenly, wonderful and heart warming ideas?
Of course there was diddly-squat about job creation, combating terrorism, solidifying our military or any substantial change to our justice system...the practice is fucking ludicrous. The "New Left" ignores the crucial needs and safety of Canadians...similar to Liberals.
If you don't know by now our Ontario Premier "Mommy" Wynne (she cares so deeply about us) is already working her strategy for the next provincial election in 2018. I have to laugh because she has stolen a couple of ideas from the N.D.P....raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour and free prescription drugs for individuals age 18-24 inclusive...you're a bad "Mommy" stealing off the N.D.P....how dare you!
The following is a perfect example of N.D.P. deceit and underhandedness. Our Ontario Godmother aka "Mommy" Wynne needed support for her 2014 budget from N.D.P. leader Andrea Horvath to help pass the Liberal financial plan for the province. The Liberals had a minority government at that time and if Horvath didn't agree "Mommy's" budget would be squashed.
Horvath was an extremely strong advocate of eliminating the H.S.T. (Harmonized Sales Tax) from heat and hydro...you could say she had Wynne in the palm of her hand. Both women discussed trade offs but when the final decision was announced "Mommy's" budget passed and the H.S.T. still remained on heat and hydro, but yet, another new tax was implemented (Horvath's idea) on people earning over $500,000 a year and welfare recipients received increases...Horvath enhancing the term "make the rich pay." I had to laugh in disgust when I read that Horvath said she'll remove the H.S.T. off the heat and hydro in the 2018 election if the N.D.P. is elected...how can anyone believe this story teller...sounds like further falsehood once again.
I receive the impression the N.D.P. likes to punish folks who earn a good or great deal of money. Don't these outlaws realize a lot of wealthy people make this country tick...they own companies and businesses and provide employment for the population. I'm not talking about hospital C.A.O.'s (Chief Administrative Officers) who earn high six digit salaries or even the City of Hamilton, Ontario City Manager, Chris Murray, who earns over $250,000 a year or any other ridiculously high priced bureaucrat. I've always been extremely puzzled and confused on the City Manager's position...why was the job ever created and are the job duties so complex are they too complicated for mayor to undertake? Something tells me just another unreasonable and over-priced government job produced.
Some human beings are born with a silver spoon in their mouths and others have worked hard to get where they are today. Let's look at Frank H. Sherman who was President of Dofasco Steel Mill in Hamilton, Ontario for many years.
In the early 1900's his father and uncle started a small foundry to produce steel castings for the rail industry. He joined Dofasco in 1939 having a metallurgy degree. In 1949 he was designated Vice President and Works Manager and in 1959 he was appointed President...I think we can honestly say he worked his way "up the ladder."
The company is highly respected for their labour relations...a lot of retired employees from the firm will verify that statement. Dofasco's motto was "Our Product Is Steel, Our Strength Is People." It certainly appeared they took care of their employees between incorporating the trust fund for their workers and the annual Christmas party that hosted up to 30,000 people.
The firm side-stepped strikes and work stoppages...they are a non-union shop. The operation pays an average of $17 million in municipal taxes. Over 50,000 people have toiled at Dofasco and as of Sept. 28/12 the establishment employed 5,200 individuals.
I think we can all agree Frank H. Sherman is a wealthy man...and so he should be. However, what gives these fucking leftists the sickening attitude, "make the rich pay" and why should Sherman pay high personal taxes...he was a hard working businessman who created jobs for a lot of people. Let's not forget the company is shelling out $17 million in property taxes...a lot of that cash could go towards hiring more employees.
The phrase "make the rich pay" is, saying it mildly, fucking putrid. An "old" high school friend of mine became an entrepreneur many years ago. After working hard and making the correct decisions, his determination and perseverance certainly paid off for him...he became the President of his own auto group, owning five dealerships in British Columbia. Unquestionably he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He worked diligently to establish and develop his enterprise.
Here is another businessman who has generated numerous jobs...sales people, mechanics, office and support staff and maybe even part-time work for high school students. So, is my buddy rich or wealthy...I don't know. However five will get you ten he isn't eating Kraft Dinner three or four times a week. The bottom line is it's no one's business especially the fucking idiots who thrive on the belief "make the rich pay."
Let's focus on Canadian actors for a moment and why a lot of them live in the U.S. (United States) instead of their birth land. Some of the reasons could be desirable weather, closer to their filming locations, special events they attend and modest taxation and if the N.D.P. ever won a majority federal election the entertainers wouldn't have to worry about the left wing dolts forcing "their make the rich pay" concept on them. I wonder if the N.D.P. waving their "iron fist" of "make the rich pay" on lottery winners who have won more than a few million...wouldn't surprise me at all.
Of course we can't forget about David Miller. Remember him, he was the Mayor of Toronto, Ontario from 2003-2010 and also an avid and devoted N.D.P. supporter. This socialist just didn't "make the rich pay"...he made everyone pay. This devious and immoral leftist introduced the Toronto municipal land transfer tax in 2008. Combined with the provincial land transfer tax home buyers now pay double the tax in the Toronto municipal area. This thief also launched a sixty dollar vehicle registration fee (tax) in 2007.
On Aug. 10/08 Toronto firefighter Bob Leek died at a fire at the Sunrise Propane Industrial Gases in northwest Toronto. Miller refused to attend his funeral because he had a previous engagement...attending a birthday party for his daughter...completely and totally disgraceful on Miller's behalf. I observe this leftist behaviour as unforgivable, SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!!
Government is infamous for their thievery...they enjoy stealing money off hard working people. Nevertheless they try to disguise the word steal using other names that aren't as threatening, bullying or intimidating such as tax, charge, fee, toll, rate increase, levy, tariff and duty excise. I speculate they want to sound like a legitimate, proper and valid business, like Costco when they say your annual membership fee will increase by ten dollars. If these clueless "make the rich pay" creatures some how have their way, the rich will either pack up and leave this country or the owners of companies will implement a higher cost for their products and services...so the middle class will end up paying...make the middle class pay.
The Liberals are infamous with helping themselves to our money but the N.D.P. is notorious and infatuated with the middle class and especially the upper class's cash. Luckily, they only had one opportunity of control and that was at the provincial level of Ontario under Bob Rae 1990-1995. Some of you may not remember but this two-faced phony was seriously considering a new tax for individuals who were mortgage free. Can you believe this extortionist...punishing people who have worked hard all their lives to pay their home off...YEP, that's the N.D.P. for you...don't be fooled by them.
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