December 15, 2016

“Suddenly, people are talking about taxation”: Did Vision Vancouver go too far with latest budget?

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator
 

For the past five years, NPA councillor George Affleck has been fighting against the policies, tax increases and spending of Vision Vancouver and Mayor Gregor Robertson at Vancouver City Hall.

Yesterday I met with Councillor Affleck to discuss the budget, tax increases passed by the city, how the city mistakenly gave a large developer a $1.5M construction waiver, and the story I broke last week on the tenuous land swap and documents that revealed a connection to the China Investment Corporation.

Watch as councillor Affleck explains why he voted against the tax increase and how difficult Vision Vancouver and city staff have made it for anyone to look at and evaluate the budget.

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commented 2016-12-16 13:54:51 -0500
Those poor overtaxed people of Vancouver; their old beat up 2bedroom house is only worth 1.2 million dollars. They could easily sell and move to a nicer city in BC and live like a King for their remaining days. They actually wanted the rest of BC to help pay for their drug addict problem.
commented 2016-12-16 13:09:35 -0500
Tax those entitled and sorry bastards in Vancouver until they bleed – preferably to death.

If they would get on board with the folks who want to build a couple of pipelines I would feel sorry for them.

I hope those bastards are on the street sleeping in garbage bags to keep warm and dry before the end of next year.

I would not give any of them the sweat off my left testicle – more entitled than the frogs in kebec – and THAT is saying something.
commented 2016-12-16 13:09:34 -0500
Tax those entitled and sorry bastards in Vancouver until they bleed – preferably to death.

If they would get on board with the folks who want to build a couple of pipelines I would feel sorry for them.

I hope those bastards are on the street sleeping in garbage bags to keep warm and dry before the end of next year.

I would not give any of them the sweat off my left testicle – more entitled than the frogs in kebec – and THAT is saying something.
commented 2016-12-16 11:53:34 -0500
Vancouver a den of loons . . . lol
Vancouver has always been loonie town . . . back in the 70s they banned Nuclear Weapons . . . and to this day not one has fallen on Vancouver . . . must have worked!
The home of the fruits and nuts . . . and nothing is ever going to change.
commented 2016-12-16 08:59:47 -0500
follow the money, im betting the mayor has quite a few deals cooked up to line his pockets. IF THEY GAVE A SHIT ABOUT AVERAGE PEOPLE HOUSES WOULD NOT BE A MILLION DOLLARS FOR A DUMPY RUN DOWN HOUSE.
commented 2016-12-16 00:48:47 -0500
Sorry Christopher…. Story was hard to follow because of sound breaking up constantly.. Either a lot of people trying to gain access or technical glitch?….
commented 2016-12-15 22:11:43 -0500
WILSON , keep working on those chi-comm papers
I think the mayoralty election next will a different outcome , including councillers
commented 2016-12-15 21:34:24 -0500
This guy has a real challenge with just about everything. I have a real challenge with more taxes.

I have an even greater challenge of having to collect them to the benefit of this Politician.
Maybe— ,since we are ALL so inconsequential—— we should STOP collecting taxes.
And then you BUMS would be fucked.
commented 2016-12-15 20:12:39 -0500
So, yes, the bureaucrats need to do their job free of politicians. However, they also must take direction from the politicians in power, according to the democratic mandate those politicians were elected under. That is, if it is the regressive left in power or the progressive right, they must do the the job mandated by the decision of the people. Too often we see bureaucrats thinking they are the decision makers, and Affleck’s statement only confirmed that.