June 08, 2016

OUTRAGEOUS: Notley NDP REJECT Wildrose amendment to exempt charities from carbon tax

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Bill 20, the NDP’s carbon tax has passed the amendment stage of the legislative process and it remains largely unchanged.

The NDP shot down some passionate attempts by the opposition parties to make this catastrophic tax on everything a little less painful for Albertans. One amendment in particular was brought forward by Wildrose MLA Angela Pitt. It was called Amendment 3 and it should have passed with flying colours. The amendment sought to exempt charities from having to pay the carbon tax.

Pitt was trying to mitigate the damage to Alberta charities and struggling Alberta families who are relying on these charities in the worst economic downturn in a generation. Now those overburdened Alberta charities are about see an added operational cost for heating, travel, groceries and electricity. Food banks all across the province are bending under the strain of increased demand with some, like the one in Fort Mac, seeing a nearly 75% increase in demand year over year. Charities are also seeing fewer cash donations, and the dollars they do receive, won’t go as far as they used to. Oxford House, a charity that helps recovering addicts live independently, even says they will have to lose a bed space in one of their three houses to offset the carbon tax.

These are real Albertans poised to be hurt by the carbon tax. They’re hungry families, women and children in need of shelter, homeless people and recovering addicts.

But the NDP would not support Amendment 3. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips, the architect of the carbon tax says that Alberta charities can offset their increased operations costs by finding efficiencies. She said an exemption would also create too much administrative burden.

Has Phillips ever been to a food bank? They’re mostly volunteer run, and they take costs very seriously because they are committed to feeding as many hungry people as humanly possible. They already keep costs low. They aren’t leaving all the lights on and the fridge doors ajar when they go home from work every night.

When the NDP voted down Angela Pitt’s amendment, they voted for taking food out of the mouths of struggling families and for making running food banks and Meals on Wheels more expensive. Every charity in Alberta, including the Red Cross and those working to help rebuild fire ravaged Fort Mac, will have less money to direct to “on the ground” efforts because of the NDP.

The NDP like to paint themselves as the party that helps the poor and the afflicted, that they’re self styled advocates for the vulnerable like NDP MLA Marie Renaud says she is.

We all just saw who really cares about the impact of the carbon tax on the poor and it was us mean old conservatives.

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commented 2016-06-09 17:51:37 -0400
It seems that the food banks have been taken over by the faux refugees, who are being paid $61 per day for food, for each person. They are double-dippers, and many people that donated on a regular basis, are no longer doing so, because of their actions. I would like to contribute again, but I’m not giving anymore to the refugees, who are taking food out of the mouths of those who really need it. I just wonder how much these people are taking away from Canadians, Canadians who really are in dire straights?
commented 2016-06-09 09:53:31 -0400
NANCY LITSAS, just to clarify, several years ago, while Danielle Smith was still the leader, Wildrose bought into the myth of man-made global warming.
commented 2016-06-09 02:49:52 -0400
Its obvious Petunia Pig Phillips should never be in need of a food bank. Frumpy little pork chop, isn’t she?

DJBT,STPC,WTS and NN
commented 2016-06-09 02:43:12 -0400
BILL ELDER: When these jackasses are turfed, they should be vilified for the rest of their lives for what they are doing to us. In fact I hope they get ran right out of the country.

Douche Phillips, she of the University of Stutter,Stammer, Lies and Deception ( the same one Justy attended by the way), should show some semblance of concern for the people of Methbrige and Alberta, er a um, and that recitation by Ms. Phillips makes me wonder if the legislature hasn’t turned into a Grade 6 course titled Government Ineptitude in the Modern Era-it’s 2016. How did she convince the voters, was the competition that bad?

LEVI CHAMPION: You seem like a very bright young man, and your posts proved very informative. Exposing Phillip’s flippant treatment of you while she was on the campaign trail is useful information. It exposes her uber douchitry. I hope we hear more from you Levi, I think there may even be a future in politics for you. In fact here is a challenge. If you have interest, hone your political skills and knowledge, and take that bitch down in the next election. I can tell already, you are on the right track.

NDP SUCKS: Well done on the email to the food bank. Good thinking.

DJBT et al
commented 2016-06-09 02:35:00 -0400
I’m not sure where charities are going to find these funding efficiencies when they have already cut to the bone as it is. I wonder how Shannon Phillips will like it when the local foodbank has to close its doors?

This is what a sociopath looks like, and Shannon Phillips has all the markings of one.
commented 2016-06-09 02:04:51 -0400
Trevor Johansen, just to clarify, the PC are for the carbon tax. They stated there were parts of the bill they didn’t approve of and that’s why they voted against this particular bill.
commented 2016-06-09 02:03:56 -0400
SHHHH no one tell the NDP we exhale Carbon.
commented 2016-06-09 02:03:22 -0400
I wonder if Union halls will get a free pass?
commented 2016-06-09 02:02:51 -0400
NICE operations like the Hope Mission in Edmonton who provide overnight warmth and heating vehicles will have to pay a tax for helping the homeless when the donations they get are from already taxed income. I hope the NDP all end up homeless one day. They make me truly sick.
commented 2016-06-08 23:57:56 -0400
We really need some politicians who don’t come from the uh uh uh uh uh school of speaking…
commented 2016-06-08 22:58:46 -0400
The NDP know full well that in a 1000 days or less they will be out of office and never see the light of day again. Put the hammer down because they will never get another shot. When people get a bill in the mail for their carbon tax and their food costs 20% more the PC and Wildrose should make sure to tell them who to blame.
commented 2016-06-08 21:20:20 -0400
Well the NDP is only being fair here, their stealing from everybody equally, okay, okay maybe some more equally.
commented 2016-06-08 20:09:25 -0400
Well much better to go hungry if it means colder winters. What a godless bunch of sinners.
commented 2016-06-08 19:27:46 -0400
Brian Topp,
Please get the f8ck out of Alberta !
And oh ya, take rachel with you.
Thanks
commented 2016-06-08 19:07:25 -0400
If it is an administrative burden that can be mitigated by a simple remedy which even if the NDP are adamant at this point could be made as an amendment or post enactment regulation.

All charities who submit proof of having paid carbon tax in their operational budgets receive a re-imbursement grant based on a percentage of their overall cost of service delivery…if this is still too much administration (which I find hard to believe because leftists love to grow bureaucracies that employ their supporters)…then a one size lump sum can be paid as a rebate much like GST rebate schemes.
commented 2016-06-08 17:52:17 -0400
I sent an e-mail to the food bank in Lethbridge informing them of their MLA and her carbon tax and how it will affect charities such as food banks. I asked them to inform the people who use the food bank about this NDP decision and that their MLA just made it harder for the food bank to help the less fortunate citizens of Lethbridge.

Shannon Phillips is a disgusting creature and I hope and wait for the day when that smile is wiped from her fucking face.
commented 2016-06-08 16:56:50 -0400
People like Shannon, the self declared witch, hate human beings. Especially those who care about humanity. Shannon and her ilk care only for the destruction and misery that they cause. They get off on hurting those who don’t bend over for their lies. I can’t wait to show her to the door…
commented 2016-06-08 16:36:23 -0400
And Socialists/Communists absolutely hate Charities of all kinds as they expect the Centralised Government to be the all encompassing Charity for everyone in the district. The NDP hate us (People) because we’re not complete State drones yet.
commented 2016-06-08 16:29:04 -0400
I’m from Shannon Phillips riding, and she is a Horrible girl dog, She paraded around during her campaign as a saviour to people fighting against Redford her first time around when she lost (2012), her second time around she had more support for her “endearing” little face, as soon as she was elected she began Tyranny Speech in public and Chastising groups who opposed her views, she is a Climate change SS Commander and she has put on a noticeable amount of weight since she’s been in office flying around on Taxpayers dime, hotels and meals – in the name of Climate Change I might add – She is sexist and ageist. When she came to my door to campaign she was trying to talk to me about the NDP and I said simply said nicely “not interested” and she accused me of being someone who doesn’t vote “oh, I see, you don’t vote” she said it with an insinuation that it was because I am young. I snapped back and told her “I have voted in 6 different government level elections, so don’t assume” she sneered at me and left.
commented 2016-06-08 16:13:14 -0400
How can you tell that Shannon is having difficulty responding to this amendment with the truth; ah, ah, ah, ah, um, ah ah, um……..Perhaps Ms. Notley should have taken the time to prepare her with the government line?
commented 2016-06-08 16:12:34 -0400
Imagine the absolute inhuman attitude this Shannon witch has over our struggling, vulnerable people in Alberta. She sounds like muslim brain dead trudope. What a disgusting parasite she is. My God, what in the hell is wrong with these ndpees in Alberta, why such hatred and couldn’t-care-less attitude towards us, what in the hell is wrong with these ingrats. Surely to God, even all these union parasites that voted these evil creeps in realize that they will also have to pay $300.00 to $400.00 a month more as well. This garbage evil carbon tax will make us pay more for everything we buy, Everything. I am just blown away at the enormity of this extra tax. This will bring us down considerably. Imagine pensioners making $1,100.00 a month, they will not be able to survive, young families and the enormous cost of raising kids, etc. What a disastrous tax!
commented 2016-06-08 16:02:39 -0400
Based upon the stuttering and stammering by Shannon Phillips indicates she knows damn well the registered charities should be exempted.
commented 2016-06-08 15:58:56 -0400
Another great article, Sheila. It was almost nauseating to listen to Minister Phillips suggest that abatement of tax costs to charities could be achieved through “efficiency programming”, a term that would be far better applied to a plan to reduce government spending for a government that managed to administratively spend almost as much in their first year as the corrupt Redford regime spent in their worst year that included some of the costs for the “Sky Palace”, than it would be to apply it to charities that are currently fighting tooth and nail to pare every penny they can from their costs to even be able to remain at a reduced level of service to those in need.

And while I am on my rant about being nauseated …. is she trying to emulate, or compete with, PM TruD’Oh for the number of “um’s” and “uh’s” required to complete any unscripted sentence?
commented 2016-06-08 15:57:11 -0400
Of course it’s going through without any amendments.

This is what it looks like when a government doesn’t give a shit about the consultation process. In fact, it’s likely they have completely given up on getting reelected. Heck, they probably hope that one of them has an “accident” so they can score the sympathy points. But when the premier is medicated, does anyone really care anymore?

So…drive it into the ground, Notley. You will know things are going great once the unemployment rate hits 35%.
commented 2016-06-08 15:50:37 -0400
What are these larcenous Bolsheviks gonna do when they must return to their communities after the impending political correction and they must face all the angry mobs of people they have damaged?