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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #165 on: October 01, 2020, 08:01:43 pm »
I don't know if it is a good idea either but the fact is, sales taxes take a larger chunk of lower incomes than they do higher incomes.

Yes, I agree it's a regressive tax but from a consumer behavior point of view, it's better to have something tangible in your pocket than to save money on a purchase. 

Even if lower income individuals would benefit more, that's not the way it would be perceived.  Like Squid said, giving people that money would've gone further in both buying votes and in stimulating the economy.

I really don't understand what they were thinking.

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« Reply #166 on: October 01, 2020, 08:52:42 pm »
Yes, I agree it's a regressive tax but from a consumer behavior point of view, it's better to have something tangible in your pocket than to save money on a purchase. 

Even if lower income individuals would benefit more, that's not the way it would be perceived.  Like Squid said, giving people that money would've gone further in both buying votes and in stimulating the economy.

I really don't understand what they were thinking.

The campaign is just starting and no one has put out a platform including the NDP. Which is surprising seeing as they called the election. I think the platform is just, don't ask questions, just give me a majority.

The buying of votes has just begun.
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« Reply #167 on: October 05, 2020, 09:33:02 pm »
Voted by mail today.

Have never voted as progressive as I have done today.

Figure I won’t regret a Horgan government any more than I have a Campbell and Christy Clark government so why not?

Anyone else think a BC election during a time of complete incompetence from the Trump/Scheer/O’Toole/Kenney/Wilkinson/Ford right is nothing but political gravy for the NDP? 
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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #168 on: October 06, 2020, 01:41:54 pm »
Voted by mail today.

Have never voted as progressive as I have done today.

Figure I won’t regret a Horgan government any more than I have a Campbell and Christy Clark government so why not?

Anyone else think a BC election during a time of complete incompetence from the Trump/Scheer/O’Toole/Kenney/Wilkinson/Ford right is nothing but political gravy for the NDP?

I think that Bonny Henry's performance and it being so appropriate could win the election by itself. I will be hugely surprised and disappointed if B.C. turns right. It would be a statement that B.C. has enough crazies who sympathize with America's madman.
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« Reply #169 on: October 06, 2020, 01:54:53 pm »
I think that Bonny Henry's performance and it being so appropriate could win the election by itself. I will be hugely surprised and disappointed if B.C. turns right. It would be a statement that B.C. has enough crazies who sympathize with America's madman.

And yet Dr Henry was originally hired by a Liberal government, not the NDP.
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« Reply #170 on: October 06, 2020, 02:13:05 pm »
And yet Dr Henry was originally hired by a Liberal government, not the NDP.

What's your point Wilbur?
Fwiw, I'm either NDP or Liberal because I vote for the candidate that's about to win. In my riding it appears to be the NDP shill. Job #1 is keeping the Conservatives out of our lives.
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« Reply #171 on: October 06, 2020, 02:31:26 pm »
What's your point Wilbur?
Fwiw, I'm either NDP or Liberal because I vote for the candidate that's about to win. In my riding it appears to be the NDP shill. Job #1 is keeping the Conservatives out of our lives.

My point is, Dr Henry would  be doing the same thing regardless of which party is in power.
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« Reply #172 on: October 06, 2020, 02:41:03 pm »
Voted by mail today.

Have never voted as progressive as I have done today.

Figure I won’t regret a Horgan government any more than I have a Campbell and Christy Clark government so why not?

Anyone else think a BC election during a time of complete incompetence from the Trump/Scheer/O’Toole/Kenney/Wilkinson/Ford right is nothing but political gravy for the NDP?

For me it's the extreme ideas held by some right wingers that make much less likely to vote conservative.  I know this group doesn't represent all conservatives and not even the majority, but their influence on the rhetoric of right wing politicians seems outsized, even if they probably wouldn't differ much from a left-wing government. 

Also the idea of "tax cuts" solving virtually every problem seems to be the standard for conservative politicians.  I don't live seeing how much I pay in taxes every year, but tax cuts aren't a solution to that.  Fewer perks for politicians/rich people and rich corporations is a better solution, in my opinion.   

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« Reply #173 on: October 06, 2020, 03:10:07 pm »
I think that Bonny Henry's performance and it being so appropriate could win the election by itself. I will be hugely surprised and disappointed if B.C. turns right. It would be a statement that B.C. has enough crazies who sympathize with America's madman.

No, it wouldn’t mean that at all.   For all their serious faults, the BC Liberals are not Trump. 

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« Reply #174 on: October 06, 2020, 03:17:55 pm »
My point is, Dr Henry would  be doing the same thing regardless of which party is in power.

And again wilbur, what's your point.

I can add one of my points to that though. She would never be caught doing the same for the Conservatives, and neither would the Conservatives allow it!
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« Reply #175 on: October 06, 2020, 03:38:13 pm »
And again wilbur, what's your point.

I can add one of my points to that though. She would never be caught doing the same for the Conservatives, and neither would the Conservatives allow it!

Are you actually from BC?   The Conservative Party is barely a blip in the polls.  The conservatives in BC are in the BC Liberal Party. 

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« Reply #176 on: October 06, 2020, 05:38:13 pm »
Are you actually from BC?   The Conservative Party is barely a blip in the polls.  The conservatives in BC are in the BC Liberal Party.

Yes I'm in B.C. and on Vancouver Island. My mind was thinking federal, not So Cred or phony liberal.
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« Reply #177 on: October 06, 2020, 07:08:17 pm »
And again wilbur, what's your point.

I can add one of my points to that though. She would never be caught doing the same for the Conservatives, and neither would the Conservatives allow it!


She is the public health officer, what she says goes. The only option would be to fire her, which would be really stupid from a political point of view.
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« Reply #178 on: October 07, 2020, 01:06:21 pm »

She is the public health officer, what she says goes. The only option would be to fire her, which would be really stupid from a political point of view.

She's put on a stellar performance and that is hugely beneficial to her party in this time of Covid-19 crisis. Perhaps the biggest consideration of all to voters right now.

I'm sure the NDP knows that and will keep her star burning brightly!
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« Reply #179 on: October 08, 2020, 12:31:47 am »
My point is, Dr Henry would  be doing the same thing regardless of which party is in power.
Assuming that party in power let her.  Horgan can probably attribute a lot of good political will to having the sense to give Dr Henry the sway she's had.  A lot of other politicians might feel threatened by her influence and make her feel like moving on, which would be a real loss.
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