Monday, October 24, 2011

NDP Using Occupy Protests To Justify Higher Taxes

It is becoming clear why the leading NDP leadership hopeful came out so quickly to support the Occupy protests, because it is going to become his corner stone to justify increased taxation. It is the same reason that CUPE is paying to bus its membership to the protests, to keep taxes high so there's plenty of money to go around when it comes time to extort a better deal. If Brian Topp wants to run for office promising to raise taxes, have fun with that. In Canada the top 1% cutoff is around $180K per year. If his policy is to raise income taxes on the top 10%, you'll have many unionized workers taking a hit. He's going to find this tough sledding.

The problem for Topp is that the income gap is substantially smaller in Canada than the United States, despite what Topp said Friday on CTV news. He just kept blaming Conservatives, never mentioning the Obama administration, and then made the ridiculous claim that we have a larger income disparity. That's just not true. There's no reason for Occupy protesters to gather in downtown Vancouver banks because there's nothing fundamentally wrong with Canadian banks. Ours received no bailouts because they didn't need them. There were no CEOs getting fat bonus checks financed by tax payers. The Occupy Canada protests are coming from the same clowns who rioted at the G20 Summit and orchestrated those silly anti-prorogation protests.


  1. Brian Topp should start with the NDP mps who make over $150.000 a year...twice or triple the salary than most 99.9% canadians make. So start redistributing the ndp's own wealth back to the public because it is from them who pay NDP mps' salary not the other way around.

    Unions hot shots take unions dues and the workers haven't the faintest idea how and where it is being spent.

    Frankly speaking Iceman, I don't think that they have the foggiest idea on what soil they live on nor do they have the inclination the position canada is in the world.
    Not one reporter has tried to bring them to reality on the subjects far less question them on the difference fancially status between canada and usa.

    They want everything given to them from the wealthy people and big coorperations that feeds this nation with jobs and if they want to tax the hell of them (cooperations), be prepared for lesser jobs and higher prices to the consummer or... could be, that those cooperations will be gone from here.

    CBC gets money from the public including from the occupiers and not only that, ceos of cbc give themselves big bonuses paid for, by us all. Do you see the occupiers standing sleeping or demanding free food at/from CBC? I don't.

  2. Occupiers want to play 'hard ball' well then, lets start with them first. Most of the occupiers have ipod(which I don't have)they have laptops and other expensive equipments. Why don't they redistribute some of their wealth to the next guy who may not have anything but the clothes on his back.

  3. How else are we going to pay for Harper's record deficits?

    I am not keen to pay higher taxes but running fat deficts means our children will have to pay higher taxes. At least the dippers want to spend big like Harper but are trying to get the current generation to pay its way.

    Harper lives in a dreamworld the way he spends.

  4. Anonymous:
    How quickly you forgot the Coup-Scam by the 3-Amigos that wanted to overthrow the Elected haper gov and bring in a $100'000'000.00 spending spree with no plan to pay for it.
    I guess you endorse the slashing of welfare and ending the Education funding and free health care to avoid deficits because Trudeau took charge with a minor federal debt under $10 billion and went on his spending spreed and told people they could live their entire life in canada and never have to work, then he open the doors to immigration to promise people all the Liberal hand-outs as if they will last forever.
    Paul Martin under Chretien had shifted the $700 million a year costs for welfare from the Refugee policy to the cities they parachuted into, thus Toronto property taxes went through the roof and nobody cares to stop it because it buys votes for liberals in Toronto.
    Refugees are under a federal Policy, i pay federal taxes and provincial taxes to fund these things , i don't want to pay for a refugee to live in the home next to me via my Property taxes as i get closer to losing my home from taxes.
    Chretien got us into the Iraq and Afgan wars
    which nobody protested until harper came to power and then the NDP wanted Omar Khadr back in canada even as a convicted Terrorist.

  5. Want to know how much i make?Less than 25k a year.So the Left can spare me the poor arguement.I still manage to pay my rent, food bills AND have enough to pay my credit card bill each month.Its called determination and living within my means.