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Old 12-11-2014, 02:09 PM
 
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I've never voted for the PCs. But they're still better than the two mainstream hard-left parties in Ontario politics. Ontario isn't geographically and demographically suited for being a "social democratic" or "socialist" state, but apparently most Ontarians don't get that fact. Most people don't live in Ontario cradle to grave -- in essence many of our tax dollars are spent educating and supporting people who will eventually move on and contribute nothing to our economy in the future. Now Wynne wants to set up a Pension Plan which will mean even more money being funneled out of province to retirees living in sunnier foreign climes...

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If only the Conservatives were in power, everything would be peachy. Right? Not a dime wasted.

ALL government does harm to the people it supposedly protects and represents. Their job is to secure high salaries, exorbitant pensions, and skate to a nice patronage appointment once they and their co-horts have gorged their full.
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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Wouldn't it be easier just to waive the fee? This idea would just crease another needless column on the tax form, which many poor don't even bother filling out anyway...
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  • Charge $10 for each doctor's visits. If one is really poor and has to see the doctor many times, he will get the credit in tax return.
The HST was forced on us and simply should be scraped. Period.

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  • Reduce HST to 12% and gradually to 10%. Savings from public sector wage makes that possible.
You mean give up control of a highly profitable business to - more than likely - foreign owners?

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  • fully privatize LCBO. No reason necessary.
We certainly need a unified and efficient public transportation network, as in some European countries. It's long overdue and the current hodge-podge approach in some regions is slow and clumsy.

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  • invest in public transportation: trains, subways, buses, and stop subsidizing car driving. All drivers should pay the full cost of using the roads without a cent of subsidy. Start provide funding to the TTC.
If you want to stop subsidizing car driving, then why should we subsidize the auto insurance industry. Insurance rates should remain high to deter car ownership (works for me) so the above is more appealing to Ontarians.

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  • reform the auto insurance industry and crack down fraud. The fact it costs three times to insure a car in Toronto than in Chicago is crazy.
  • Stop subsidizing sunset industries such as automobile. In Ontario is not as competitive as Alabama, stop trying to subsidize it to be "competitive" at taxpayers' cost. It is a death spiral. Jobs will be lost, so be it.
That's the reality of our geography. Unless we become an attractive place to invest in and run a business then this is how it will always be. But the vast majority of Ontarians are smitten by unrealistic socialist promises made by the Liberals and NDP.

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  • Do more business with the outside world besides the US. Trading 78% with US is a stupid thing and subjects our economy to the cyclical risks of the US economy.
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:54 AM
 
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Well we got out carbon tax, that's for sure.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:45 AM
 
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Now she wants to increase tax on beer, too.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:34 AM
 
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Did Wynne actually time the announcement about booze in grocery stores to smooth over the fact that she's raising taxes and selling off part of our hydro? Talk about smarmy...
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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I am not against taxes, but working for the government it is pretty obvious that a significant portion of our taxes are wasted by the government.

I don't care about carbon tax. If Wynn does raise HST by 1%, I will seriously consider leaving. A government can't just raise tax whenever it runs out of money due to its own incompetence.

HST was a scam already. Where is the supposed benefit to consumers by a supposedly more efficient tax system? I see nothing except I need to pay 5% additional taxes on electricity, my gym membership and haircuts (wait, not this. I cut my hair for $8 in China, no tax. Scr*w you, tax man!)
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:52 PM
 
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You keep making these pronouncements - I'm wondering why you'd think I will actually take them seriously. If you really do work for the government do you really expect me to believe that you'll give up such a cozy career just for a percentage point of sales tax?
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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IA government can't just raise tax whenever it runs out of money due to its own incompetence.
You've just described the primary function of all governments, everywhere.
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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It doesn't matter what the tax was, how reasonable it is, or how low it is to begin with, someone will always complain simply because it's going up.
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Old 04-27-2015, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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So now the truth is coming out, instead of cutting needless spending, Wynne wants to raise the HST and implement a Carbon Tax.
She was McGuinty's right-hand man and went right along with him as he merrily destroyed Ontario's economy. Why should these actions surprise anyone?

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I don't care about carbon tax. If Wynn does raise HST by 1%, I will seriously consider leaving. A government can't just raise tax whenever it runs out of money due to its own incompetence.
The biggest demonstration of incompetence has been shown by the brain-dead idiots who keep voting Liberal despite the countless scandals surrounding these shysters like a toxic miasma.

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