December 13, 2016

Notley NDP spend $9M to sell largest tax hike in Alberta history to taxpayers

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Rachel Notley is spending $9 million taxpayer dollars to sell the single largest tax hike in Alberta history to Alberta taxpayers. She’s using your own money to tell you she needs more of your money. I can’t even make this stuff up!

Notley spent $4.5 million on print, TV, radio and internet ads to promote her Climate Leadership Plan and carbon tax. But when Albertans didn’t fall for the green brainwashing, she doubled down, ordering another $4.5 million in advertising spending.

I’m old enough to remember when the NDP thought the wasting of taxpayer dollars on self promotion was a bad thing.

Do you remember those “Building Alberta” signs that polluted every single government funded transportation or infrastructure across the province during Alison Redford’s reign? They were awful, partisan, shameless and expensive. Everyone hated them - except the PCs.

Brian Mason was the leader of the NDP back then and he told the Edmonton Sun, "We deplore the waste of public money advertising Alison Redford

Me too, Brian, me too.

But unlike Mason, I feel the same way about Rachel Notley spending money on advertising Rachel Notley.

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commented 2016-12-14 20:19:01 -0500
Question. Want Alberta to collect the carbon tax or the federal government? It’s one or the other.
Alberta having its own carbon tax makes it exempt to the federal one. I would rather see Alberta money stay in Alberta than go to Justin T hands.
So I say thank you notley for doing this and saving Alberta tax payers money and keeping it in Alberta.
commented 2016-12-14 06:02:48 -0500
@ Stephen E. commented 5 hours ago
What we need now is a tax revolt.

Stephan – I’m getting old – but I have been saying this since I first took an economics study in high school some 40 years ago!
We, as Canadians & Americans & the Free world have to STOP PAYING for our own oppression!!! We need to get as ugly towards them as they are to us. Income tax collection is still not a LEGAL practice in Canada ( the ratification of income tax has never happened – it still is in that temporary state) – so why do we allow the CRA to be as corrupt as the IRS in USA is? Income tax was a temporary measure to fund the war – way back when – but as addicts go – the government got addicted to that revenue & has made everyone believe they are obliged to pay it. There are many precedents that have been made where people have legally challenged the CRA and have won. And it can be done – the more the merrier!
That brings up Chartered Accountants – who are being given their “charter” by the CRA to make sure they thieve from us working people all the $$ the governments want. And TruDope, POS wants to make us pay WORLD taxes!!! .. hell we already are – look at the billions given to the UN – for WHAT?? The UN is made up of the most corrupt despots on earth and we are being forced to fund their bullshit!
commented 2016-12-14 00:48:45 -0500
What we need now is a tax revolt. No one fills out the 2016 tax forms. If three million taxpayers refuse to pay, what can the government do?

Trudeau (aka Baby Doc), Wynne, and Notley: put them in a row boat and shove it off toward Cuba.
commented 2016-12-14 00:30:06 -0500
Ropes and grease go a long way
commented 2016-12-13 23:31:09 -0500
Jail the traitorous cow.
commented 2016-12-13 21:45:28 -0500
Every time I hear the radio ads I call the program director
commented 2016-12-13 21:36:38 -0500
AL PETERSON, thanks for the history lesson on the fall of the Ceasecu regime.
Whereby “the crowd had finally heard enough BS and turned on him, stormed the building and drove him off.” Unfortunately my suggestion that a mass of people do much the same, that is, surround the Alberta legislature and tell Notley and her crew of socialists to get out, gets little traction. I guess that is too ‘radical’ for conservatives.
commented 2016-12-13 21:25:29 -0500
GERRY FLADAGER, “It all starts in the union run indoctrination system (schools)by far left wing teachers then by Marxists profs that turn out snow flakes that be come N.D.Pers”.
Indeed. And yet, sadly the Wildrose Party which focuses on fiscal conservatism fails to understand that and that steps need to be taken to counteract that trend. While attending the rally on Friday I spoke to a few women behind me who disclosed their disappointment that their kids vote NDP.
commented 2016-12-13 21:07:11 -0500
This is deplorable.It is not enough to bring in this tax but to waist more tax payer money is a real insult.With all the unemployed in Alberta.
I just hope the people in Windsor Ontario see just what the hell the NDP are all about and stop voting for this party every election.
commented 2016-12-13 19:23:42 -0500
Notley is a disgusting Marxist, who are just downgraded Socialist’s. She has full intention of destroying Canada, her area of destruction is Alberta. So far, she seems to be doing a good job. Perhaps it is time for someone to stand on her toes.
commented 2016-12-13 19:17:33 -0500
It all starts in the union run indoctrination system (schools)by far left wing teachers then by Marxists profs that turn out snow flakes that be come N.D.P.ers .
commented 2016-12-13 19:17:33 -0500
It all starts in the union run indoctrination system (schools)by far left wing teachers then by Marxists profs that turn out snow flakes that be come N.D.P.ers .
commented 2016-12-13 19:14:13 -0500
I once wrote my invisible MLA, who is even more invisible than the invisible energy minister, and they are the same person, asking for the scientific data supporting the first series of ads funded through the extortion of tax payer money. Still waiting for an answer, since this Non-Democratic Party personage is a hypothetical like a Sasquatch. No point in even trying to find out about this current campaign.
commented 2016-12-13 18:12:50 -0500
Having spent two years living in the Former USSR in the mid 90’s I have a fascination with the collapse of these communist regimes. Recently I have been watching the documentaries on them. On another Rebel article I posted some video of the last day of Ceasescu.

He had a called a huge self-congratulatory rally and was in the midst of a fiery speech extolling the virtue of his leadership and the benefits thereof when the crowd had heard enough BS and turned on him, stormed the building and drove him off. They were living the reality of starvation and deprivation while he was telling them how good they had it and was promising them “sunny ways” ahead. Later he was captured, tried and executed.

The parallel I am drawing is that these deluded leaders believe their own press and assume that the plebeians do, too. They are over confident in their supposed broad-based appeal while living in their cloistered world of yes-men and enablers.. It is just so rewarding to watch the underlings turn on their betters and give them the drubbing they so richly deserve..
commented 2016-12-13 17:32:49 -0500
Sheila, it’s not so much convincing Albertans that the carbon taxes are good for them, it’s more to do with keeping the MSM on side with the NDP government. If any MSM outlet makes an effort to criticize the NDP with any fervor, they will not get the taxpayer to support their existence via ad revenue.
commented 2016-12-13 17:32:21 -0500
Every time I see or hear her lying ads I just off the TV or radio. This is a handout to all her media buddies.