Jill what are your feelings on current gas prices? Would you welcome a ten cent/litre increase, while we hover around $1.30/litre?
Of course I wouldn't, but are you implying that if the Conservatives are re-elected they actually plan to DO something about decreasing the price? I'm actually curious. Cause it would really help their reputation if they did something NOW!!
No, my questions weren't spawned by the conservatives and their impact on gas. We would benefit from having a Canadian oil refinery, but no one has tackled that this round.
I can't link in pages from my phone, but if you wind up interested I can tell you where I've found it.
Information from the article:
Harper has brought up that Layton willl be responsible for a ten cent/litre increase for gas with his 20 billion dollar "hidden carbon tax" plan. That may sound like a "Hail Mary" sound bite borne of desperation, but there is some third party validation for the claim. Jack Mintz, chair of the School of Policy Studies at the University of Calgary, estimates that an NDP cap and trade plan with a price of $40/carbon tonne would indeed see gas prices rise by 10 cents/litre. "Ultimately people bear the brunt
" Dr. Mintz
See, that's what kills me. The left see themselves as for the people, but everything they do screws us a bit more. The trickle down effects everyone financially. Old taxes will be raised, lord knows what they are going to want to tax next. How many items that we buy are already higher than 13% tax, and we will see more of an increase ("green taxes" being the main example, tagging on already expensive items such as televisions and appliances)? Not only are they taking money from us here, but by raising corporate taxes they (companies) will be forced to raise their prices costing us more there as well. They brainwash about these "evil corporations that don't care about people" instead of considering what we get from having them, and keeping their costs low. The country cannot run off mom 'n pop stores.
Yes, Harper has spent. But there is a HUGE difference between one time costs and starting programs based off unproven theories that are a yearly expense that are supposed to become permanent fixtures. Really, stop and think where all this money is coming from!
Inspite of all the minorly important reasons that people have given for disliking Harper he is the only person who as PM can lower our household costs. Liberals flat out refuse to consider tax reduction because they like their padded pockets too much. With the NDP's platform it is flat out impossible to give the people a break on their expenses, because if they do there is no way to fund these programs they are touting. They benefit from having people rely on their system.