April 21, 2016

Alberta homeowners hit with rate hike — Notley NDP insist it’s NOT a tax increase

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator
 

Get ready for another tax hit, Alberta. The NDP have increased corporate taxes, implemented the outrageous carbon tax and now they’re increasing property taxes in the form of the education property tax, which is paid by homeowners and funds 32% of educational costs. 

But Rachel Notley and Danielle Larivee insist that it’s not a tax – it’s merely due to increases in home assessments. Calgarians will see a 10.2% increase, while Edmontonians will see a 8.7% increase. In Calgary, this means about a $170 jump and in Edmonton, a $109 dollar jump based on average home prices.

The Calgary Real Estate Board has predicted benchmark prices for homes will decrease by 3.44% this year, while home sales have dropped off 26.4% in the city and sales are down by 2.2%. Overall there is less demand and homes will sell for less in Calgary. Forecast price comparisons show just how dire the housing situation is in Calgary compared to previous years. Royal LePage also says that this year Calgary will have the weakest real estate market among all major cities in Canada, while home prices will continue to increase in the rest of the country.

Another thing about this is that it’s not the NDP collecting the tax, it’s municipalities – so they have to deal with the backlash from citizens rather than the provincial government.

Every time the government increases taxes they use one excuse – “Alberta still has the lowest taxes in Canada” as if there’s still room for citizens to be taxed even further until we hit that ceiling. And with all of this spending like they’ve gotten a hold of their parent’s credit card, they will no longer be able to use this as an excuse.

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commented 2016-04-23 23:52:07 -0400
To lynch or not to lynch that is the question. Whether tis nobler to endure the agonies of Big Government and abject fucking stupidity inflicted upon us by the so called “Progressives”. Or to take up plowshare / sickle and hammer out implements of violence…

Oh what am I saying… isn’t that what Progressives and Bolsheviks when they don’t have their way???

But in all seriousness these fuck wits have got absolutely no clue what all of this Idiocy is doing to us Economically:

- higher trade deficits
- more debt
- lower tax revenues

- eventual loss of faith in the Canadian Dollar
- Canadian Dollar Collapse (if the USD does not collapse first – remember that Bill Moron I mean Morneau sold a more substantial chunk of out gold reserves… in exchange for… what? IOUs from other countries in the form of bonds / debt obligations?!?!)
- Bare grocery shelves (who will want to trade with us after all?)
…….
I could go on…
commented 2016-04-22 11:33:00 -0400
The next hit will be from Baby Doc Trudeau. Notley is tearing down her province, and then layer on what the Liberals will be doing to the country.

Every Liberal run province is doing much the same, so generally, we, the taxpayers, are screwed.
commented 2016-04-22 11:00:28 -0400
I hope that the 40% who voted in the NDP last year have extreme difficulties getting home mortgages. May they (NDP supporters) spend big time on rents and never own a home. Thanks for nothing, Rachel.
commented 2016-04-22 10:34:29 -0400
Ever since May 2015 time in Alberta has slowed down to eternity in NDP hell. I can’t wait for the next provincial election.
commented 2016-04-22 10:00:17 -0400
Hey REBEL staff , can we not employ some up coming political cartoonists on this site , that we could count on every day -- maybe invite us plebes in the audience
commented 2016-04-22 07:21:39 -0400
Lefty 101. Pay off your pals in the public service unions so the money and support keeps rolling in and the taxpayers pick up the tab. It doesn’t get any better! Just ask Junior and Wynnie.
commented 2016-04-22 03:13:53 -0400
My car insurance suddenly went up $1,000.00 from last year. What the bloody hell is going on, are all these bastards governments and insurance companies, etc., gone all insane to rise their rates and fees when we are already totally maxed out. What the bloody hell is going on?
commented 2016-04-22 03:13:22 -0400
Typical leftist government response. The economy has collapsed, so the government increases taxes.
commented 2016-04-22 02:49:20 -0400
The truth is that in May 2015 too many Albertans had a collective brain fart, and while pissed off at Conservative lies, did not go to the logical alternative – the Wildrose Party – because of a dozen opportunists having earlier crossed the floor – they elected The Notley Devil… So now you’re LIVING WITH IT… How you deal with it will be instructive to “Conservatives” across Canada who are watching… This is something that Canadian history will record; and will be good teaching material for all Conservative parents to their children from St. John’s to Victoria… DEAL WITH IT!…
commented 2016-04-22 01:44:08 -0400
Just about every day Sheila reports on a Notley story that is not beneficial to Albertans & in between that Holly reports more of the same so since the NDP took over how many stories is that. Notley has no morals either because if she did she would stop & think of what she is doing to Albertans who are bleeding but no sir she wants to bleed them to death. Keep on laughing Notley while you can before all this backfires on you.
commented 2016-04-22 01:29:11 -0400
What an ignoramus she is. I guess of they do not call it a tax then it does not come from your pocket or some other progressive BS? Thanks to her i pay almost nothing in income tax now, i wonder when she will figure out that killing jobs does not pay the bills?
commented 2016-04-21 23:12:59 -0400
God Bless Notley then come and get her, I am sure she can help you in heaven.
commented 2016-04-21 22:34:26 -0400
If anyone can’t tell by now, Notley is a shameless narcissist. That’s why she can laugh and lie and think everything is such a joke, while she and her party of fools destroys lives, and livelihoods. This total lack of empathy and compassion are the two biggest traits of a narcissist. Notley thinks she’s untouchable, as all narcissists do, because they think they are smarter than everyone else. Hopefully she will get a taste of her own medicine, when we get the chance to throw her out of office. She should already be in handcuffs!
commented 2016-04-21 22:03:55 -0400
The people of Alberta are having a hard enough time trying to keep it together. What the hell is Notley doing?? Is she a mini Kathleen Wynne who is beating Ontario to death.
commented 2016-04-21 21:59:47 -0400
Notley’s actions can only be described as political bloodlust, a desire to destroy anything in her path, megalomania on display , completely unrestrained. The NDP is operating as a typical textbook socialist /Marxist tyranny.
Albertans should be demonstrating at each and every MLA office, demanding the resignation of the individual members. And what of the opposition parties? Still having their little spat over who will play the fiddle while Alberta is burning down? It is shameful what is happening to Alberta. And we thought Ontario was bad off .
commented 2016-04-21 21:32:19 -0400
The further left you go, the bigger the lie you can tell.
commented 2016-04-21 21:06:40 -0400
ACUUNA commented 2016-04-21 14:25:21 -0400
ever wonder why the man needs to clamp down on everything right now? pay more, earn less, no guns, less rights, more reasons to imprison you.
put it all together people….”

Not only that but a full court press to destroy the family shoving LGBTQ agenda down our kids that’s it skool :)

Bringing in a bunch of Muslims that hate our way of life and telling us we are “intolerant.”

Trying to legislate families off of farms using safety regulations.

The shit just goes on and on. It’s starting to feel little like the twilight zone for those of us with a still functioning brain.
commented 2016-04-21 20:48:58 -0400
NDP Notley is probably the stupidest lying pig in politics, – - – - and the next step is for the voters in Alberta to throw her out of office.
commented 2016-04-21 20:21:50 -0400
I cannot believe how ridiculous she looks every time I see this pic. My blood boils when I see the arrogant look on her mug. She seems to think this is all a big joke screwing with the lives of all the unemployed. Between this ass wipe and Trudope this country of Canada is going to be ruined for the next 50 years and we will be the butt end of the joke to all of the civilized world…. madness
commented 2016-04-21 19:37:05 -0400
Sylvie Novi, here’s an idea, phone your MLA be it Wildrose or PC and complain and also tell them that if they are not willing to get people out in large numbers to stage rallies against this tyranny that you will not vote for them in the next election. I guarantee that enough people start raising hell with these lazy opposition mla’s that they will find away to mobilize the more than 70% of Albertans whom oppose the ndp. They have the resources, we have loaned them our vote, it’s time that they earn they’re pay check and lead the majority to revolt. Time to take our province back!
commented 2016-04-21 19:15:45 -0400
I hope this NDP’s will end like bubbles that will burst and just dissapear! This Nutley is just so insensitive with the Albertans needs right now! She is just laughing at those people who voted for them! Well to me I feel good too, for those who voted for the NDP’s that they will feel all the taxes that the NDP’s are getting inside their pockets! Feeling is mutual now!
commented 2016-04-21 19:10:32 -0400
Exactly Peter Seymour. When?? it is NOW we need Change. Change this system that allows extremist like her to keep the destruction agenda of idiotic brainless ideas. There needs to be a way to remove her from the office. I know nothing about rules of political parties, I just see when something is clearly idiotic and makes no logical sense and needs to be changed. Is there no way??
commented 2016-04-21 19:05:11 -0400
Another truism. Watch what socialists/communists do, not believe what they say…….
commented 2016-04-21 18:52:58 -0400
You know what they say about death and taxes
Death of dreams and plans
Death of companies—-providing employment
Death of provinces
commented 2016-04-21 18:19:24 -0400
When are the people going to rise up? What in the hell is it going to take to get people to listen?
commented 2016-04-21 17:06:06 -0400
Vile, contemptible, spiteful, vindictive, lying, thieving,,,,Bitch! I could go on.
commented 2016-04-21 16:15:17 -0400
I sure hope the people of Windsor can read.They have voted NDP for years.
commented 2016-04-21 15:58:03 -0400
Communists at work.
commented 2016-04-21 15:57:22 -0400
No it is not a Tax, it is just plain robbery and extortion. Par for the course for Socialist scum.

Alberta don’t you wish you had voted Right as opposed to Marxism ?
commented 2016-04-21 15:36:51 -0400
Not a tax increase? Who does Notley think she is – Wynne or McGuinty? Levies and fees are “not taxes” according to the socialists, their reasoning behind that is if it is technically not a tax then they can slap another layer of “official” tax on it. Works that way in Ontario for a number of goods and services.