October 17, 2017

Gerry Ritz: “The Liberals don’t understand farmers”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

After delivering the keynote speech at our Save the Family Farm town hall meeting in Red Deer, Alberta, I asked former Conservative Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz about the Liberals' worrying tax changes.

Ritz called his audience “the most stressed crowd I’ve been in front of in a decade,” due to uncertainty about exactly how the tax changes will effect farmers.

What is known, he says, is that the Liberals' "spending habits" mean they have "deficits to cover, so they have to get the money from somewhere."

Farmers seem like an easy target, Ritz adds. The Liberals have noted a demographic shift and are poised to try to exploit it:

In five to 10 years, Baby Boomer farmers were on schedule to pass their businesses down to their children; therefore the Liberals are threatening to make that difficult if not impossible. 

Ritz also notes that the Liberals' consultations on these tax changes were done during the harvest season, making it impossible for most working farmers to attend.

To learn more and fight back against the Trudeau Liberals' war on agriculture, visit SaveTheFamilyFarm.ca

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commented 2017-10-17 22:17:57 -0400
This is all part and parcel of the Globalists Agenda 21/30 plans.
– To abolish private property.
– To neutralize the Judeo-Christian ethic that our Creator imbued man with certain unalienable rights including the right to life, liberty and property.
– To de-industrialize and/or depopulate the planet.
– etc.
The back country is being closed off to citizen’s access; the rural/bush infrastructure which is necessarily resource based is being shut down; family farms and other business being taxed and regulated to death; population replacement is happening now – Justin’s Liberal’s have the dregs of humanity flowing over our unguarded, unfenced border; our money has all been given away to Globalist dictators and other fascists and Islamist totalitarians; governments are growing by leaps and bounds and power is centralising even more ‘back East’; everything has pretty much been turned on it’s head.
Etc.
Aren’t we as Canadian citizens, who fund this country, not allowed to fight back against the usurpers? Or are we as polite virtue signaling Canadian citizens expected to bend over and thank that fascist jackboot for stepping on our necks…wouldn’t want to offend any non-Canadians!
commented 2017-10-17 20:59:40 -0400
Farming is the life blood of rural Canada, so is mining, forestry and the related processing industries. Liberals have always had contempt for rural Canada. At first I thought it was just ignorant urban-centric hubris, but in this particular government it seems to be because there is a total disconnect with true Canadians – it’s a hostility based in total contempt for heritage lifestyle and indusries – the tax changes attempt to stress family farming into extinction ending the original heritage free enterprise – much like the soviets hated the independent Kulak farmers in the Ukraine.
commented 2017-10-17 16:12:26 -0400
You can bet lots of foreign money is circling around all these private farms like starving buzzards just waiting for farmers to die with their progeny unable to keep it in the family.
Right out of the Communist manifesto.
commented 2017-10-17 15:32:36 -0400
In agreement with Jamie. McMaster. The Lying Party of Corruption fully understands what it is doing, hence hiding the annonouncement and “hearings” in the summer and refusing an extension. It has an agenda.

The agenda is to confiscate the savings which create a populace independent of government. Land and machinery are the savings for farmers. Passive investment are the savings of small business. If small business can get taxed at 70+%, then wage and salary earners can watch out for their RRSP’s, TFSA’s and RPP’s. They are the next target.
commented 2017-10-17 14:55:57 -0400
RON VOSS suggested: “Sheila, “A lot of questions, what do we do?” Surround Parliament with tractors and combines and be sure to add some manure spreaders!”

Don’t forget to set up a pig compound. Other than the optics of what the Lieberals are doing, it may keep away the Muslim component of Jihadi Justin’s cabinet!
commented 2017-10-17 14:16:01 -0400
In my 45+ years of farming I’ve only encountered a handful of politicians that truly understand farmers… Most politicians and bureaucrats are primarily concerned with implementing collective control measures that undermine private property rights and promote their insidious cheap food policies.
commented 2017-10-17 14:10:52 -0400
Nothing pisses me off more than someone saying “they (Liberals) don’t understand.”

Quit letting them off the hook by attributing it to ignorance. Of course they *&^%$#g understand…..they just don’t *&^%$#g give a shit.

And, you got it RON VOSS. For as long as it takes. But it ain’t going to happen.
commented 2017-10-17 13:34:29 -0400
Sheila, “A lot of questions, what do we do?” Surround Parliament with tractors and combines and be sure to add some manure spreaders!