October 07, 2016

Paige MacPherson: “Alberta’s carbon tax is really just rubbing salt in the wound”

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is holding the Alberta NDP government’s feet to the fire over the carbon tax with a new campaign. I spoke with Alberta Director, Paige MacPherson, about the tax that’s going to cost Alberta families a lot more come January 1, 2017. 

There’s nothing good about increased costs for Alberta families at a time of economic turmoil, but Paige suggests what’s even worse is the government is being hypocritical when it comes to vehicles for their own bureaucrats versus regular Albertans.

The impact on families will be significant and will cost couples with children an average of $600 not including the added costs of groceries, property taxes and other basic necessities.

And now, Justin Trudeau and the federal liberals have imposed yet another carbon tax?

The Notley NDP like to say Albertans want this tax because it will get much needed oil and gas infrastructure approved and in place but they didn’t campaign on it, so it looks more like a wealth distribution scheme. If you want to see for yourself what Albertans really think of the carbon tax, visit StoptheCarbonTax.com and check out the results of The Rebel’s poll on the subject.

The majority of respondents said they believe the carbon tax is a cash grab that’s going to cost them with many, including NDP voters, saying they want a referendum on implementing the tax.

During these hard economic times, nobody wants the added burden of more money coming out of their pockets at the hands of a government that already overtaxes its people and always seems to find new and creative ways to take more based on a platform built on myths.

When will enough be enough?

If you agree make sure you sign and share our petition at www.StopTheCarbonTax.com.

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commented 2016-10-07 17:01:45 -0400
I have to borrow money to pay taxes and now this BS!
commented 2016-10-07 15:58:59 -0400
One minute he’s elbowing somebody in the tit and the next he’s rubbing salt in the wound….does his brutality know no bounds…….:-)
commented 2016-10-07 14:22:59 -0400
Holly asks, “When will enough [taxes] be enough?”

As far as the socialist governments are concerned, not until you are taxed 120% of your gross income.
commented 2016-10-07 13:18:07 -0400
This tax will cost a lot more than $600 a month for families in Alberta… For those of you that have a long memory remember this… In two years time everything that are the necessities of life will more than double in cost.
This problem is further compounded by swinging over to so-called green energy.. The batteries used to store the electricity generated by wind turbines and solar panels are made from acid and lead and will constantly need replacing and they are expensive…!!! I just bought a little solar package for an off grid cabin and four batteries that’s right… Four batteries were $2800..!!
The cost of our living well at least double in two years..
commented 2016-10-07 11:57:25 -0400
We get to party like it was the 1800’s. woo hoo!!!!
commented 2016-10-07 11:30:04 -0400
A second suggestion to New Democratic Party members, who are fed up with the Non-Democratic Party government they have buyers’ remorse over. They do exist, I drink beer with a couple in the invisible energy minister’s riding.

Stop party donations citing the carbon money extortion as the reason. Not that the Non-Democratic Party will listen to the mundane concerns of the New Democratic Party grassroots, but it is worth the shot.
commented 2016-10-07 11:20:17 -0400
I have made this suggestion before, and it is a tough one to follow through on, but I did it.

Stop monthly on-going donations to Alberta charities stating specifically that you are doing so because of the household economic burden the carbon taxes impose. Point out to the charity that it can request the Non-Democratic Government make up the shortfall. This may cause a charity backlash against government, because the charities are not exempt from the carbon money extortion themselves. So if they have increased costs due to carbon money extortion, but not receiving donations due to the same extortion on individuals, it could get ugly for the government.

As I say, it is tough to do when one wants to support their fellow citizens. So I have started with the ‘nice to have’ charity I have supported nearly 30 years, CKUA, which is non-essential. My on-going subscription covers the initial carbon tax phase. Choice made easy because of their Green Energy Futures propaganda show. It is going to be tough for the next round of choice, because children’s hospitals and STARR Ambulance are essentials.
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