April 04, 2017

These Alberta businessmen correctly predicted the death of philanthropy under NDP

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Who could have possibly predicted that philanthropic, charitable donations and corporate sponsorships would dry up as the economy worsened under the listless direction of the hapless and incompetent NDP?

Well, maybe the business leaders of Alberta way back in May 2015, just before Rachel Notley was elected Premier in that protest vote.

Watch as I remind you of what a group of businessmen who held a meeting to endorse the PCs had to say about how increased corporate taxes and the NDPs unfriendly business policies would have a chilling effect on their bottom line, in turn leading to fewer donations to local hospitals and charities.

​At the time, the left lost their minds accusing the businessmen of blackmailing Albertans into voting conservative and said none of their predictions would come true.

In an interview then NDP candidate, Rachel Notley, said she didn't “believe Albertans ​are going to take terribly kindly to being threatened by people around how they should vote and where they should put their political choices”, adding “I don’t know that that was a terribly helpful message to deliver to the majority of Alberta voters that one would sort of leverage the health of kids for votes for a certain party.”

But here we are a little under two years later, and the businessmen were right as we’ve seen corporate sponsorships of all manner dry up.

Like always, Notley was just plain wrong, and now that time has proven the businessmen right, we all owe Rachel Notley a big fat “I told ‘ya so.”

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commented 2017-04-05 08:22:00 -0400
DEBORAH GRAUPNER commented 14 hours ago
No charity allowed. They want the people begging the government for food, clothing and shelter. Rather than let charities assist where there is a need. The NDP will kick you in the teeth, and then laugh at you. They are psychotic!

DEBORAH GRAUPNER commented 18 hours ago
You also hire less employees, and lay them off to ensure your business remains profitable. This is basic economics, something which the NDP commies will never get, because they don’t want to. This is on a personal level too! If you have to buy the necessities of life, then you have less to give. This is all about destroying people’s lives based on the globalist agenda that Notley worships and follows. She can follow it all the way to hell, as far as I’m concerned.

PETER NETTERVILLE commented 18 hours ago
It is only common sense and basic math that when a corporation’s bottom line shrinks due to loss of business, the donations they make regularly to charitable organizations is also going to stop.

But the NDP and the leftist community in general (esp. the left/socialist media) are common sense and math challenged. Just look at how they have handled Alberta’s economy for evidence of that
commented 2017-04-05 08:08:41 -0400
Leftist Ideology is hateful, bigoted, evil and has no right to exist 💔 it’s guilty of crimes against humanity 💔
commented 2017-04-04 21:18:34 -0400
@ Gerry Fladager commented 2 hours ago
The pic. of this air head would make a great driving range target.

…also is a satisfying shooting range target!! – especially when pinned up right next to TruDope. Only problem being after shooting a whole lot of light into them – their presence persists! …still has it’s “calming” effects. …almost as good as Prozac.
commented 2017-04-04 20:41:58 -0400
Apparently discussing cause and effect is threatening.

Gravity does not exist, if you believe.
commented 2017-04-04 20:19:11 -0400
Mongrel i agree , this is just part of the commie plan.
commented 2017-04-04 20:05:14 -0400
The dipps will never see a single seat in AB again – frankly there are many who should be thrown in the brig but they will run like fleeing felons back to the eastern rat holes they came from before the whole thing comes crashing down next election.
commented 2017-04-04 19:18:48 -0400
The pic. of this air head would make a great driving range target.
commented 2017-04-04 18:34:13 -0400
Sally said, " It’s pretty hard to give what you don’t have."

Well, for businesses it is, but not for the government. They just increase the taxes and borrow more for the World Bank, an unlimited supply of money as far as the socialist NDP are concerned.
commented 2017-04-04 18:08:04 -0400
No charity allowed. They want the people begging the government for food, clothing and shelter. Rather than let charities assist where there is a need. The NDP will kick you in the teeth, and then laugh at you. They are psychotic!
commented 2017-04-04 17:10:39 -0400
we aren’t corporate entities but our charitable giving in the last two years has seen about a 90% cut…family first…
commented 2017-04-04 16:55:56 -0400
Private charitable donations are down? Perfect say the NDP, now they are the only source of cash in town. Count them votes!
commented 2017-04-04 15:48:54 -0400
Of course there is less money for charity! It’s pretty hard to give what you don’t have. In our little family alone we have cut out all charitable contributions & we were committed to giving for years & years. Let’s just hang on, 2020 is getting closer each & every day. 2019 is even closer & maybe we can eject PM Just-in, but if the byelections are any indication of how things are going federally, it does’nt look too good.
commented 2017-04-04 14:53:38 -0400
However, it is not as if this is not what Notley wanted. Regressive socialists want the public dependent on government and only on government. Strong charities funded independent of government undermines this goal. It is the same way regressive socialists are opposed to strong families who support each other independent of government, or family savings that guarantees independence. Hospital and food charities are particularly opposed by regressives, think of the regressive attack on alternative medical care funding, or the regressive UN raconteur lecturing Canada about supporting food banks.

Motley is a true regressive. When the stats came out that charitable donations had significantly decreased, particularly childrens’ hospitals and Sally Anne food banks, she probably cartwheeled in joy before sitting down with her out of province mercenaries to toast the fact with fine champagne…they may have even let McCuaig-Boyd out from under her desk to join the toast.
commented 2017-04-04 14:36:42 -0400
You also hire less employees, and lay them off to ensure your business remains profitable. This is basic economics, something which the NDP commies will never get, because they don’t want to. This is on a personal level too! If you have to buy the necessities of life, then you have less to give. This is all about destroying people’s lives based on the globalist agenda that Notley worships and follows. She can follow it all the way to hell, as far as I’m concerned.
commented 2017-04-04 14:20:43 -0400
It is only common sense and basic math that when a corporation’s bottom line shrinks due to loss of business, the donations they make regularly to charitable organizations is also going to stop.

But the NDP and the leftist community in general (esp. the left/socialist media) are common sense and math challenged. Just look at how they have handled Alberta’s economy for evidence of that