September 18, 2016

Petition to support Alberta brewery grants a sign of desperation from Notley NDP?

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

I’ve previously explained NDP missteps on beer tax policy culminating recently with giving grants to selected Alberta brewers to cover the cost of the tax increase. This is clearly a protectionist policy that gives Alberta breweries an edge instead of sticking with free trade policy that would be in everyone’s interest. 

The NDP have clearly received a lot of backlash about this decision and it appears they’re now getting desperate.

Over the weekend, they posted a petition for people to sign in support of the tax.

Watch as I show how they have played with what to call this grant and also resorted to misrepresenting the Wildrose Party’s beer tax policy proposal.

Attacking the Wildrose 6-Pack Plan is just more fear mongering from the NDP, attacking what they falsely deem “scary” conservative policies.

Meanwhile, the NDP are making life difficult for Albertans by increasing taxes wherever they can and driving away business.

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commented 2016-09-19 15:27:28 -0400
a petition for those who support the tax. Who in hell would be stupid enough to sign a petition to support yet another tax grab. Make your own booze people cut the crooked gov out of all the revenue. \Barter trade what ever but CUT THEM OUT.
commented 2016-09-19 14:48:48 -0400
The results of this phoney petition have already been decided. It’s just another NDP propaganda tool.
commented 2016-09-19 12:12:15 -0400
Yo – Tip for beer lovers -

- for those of you who’s provincial government is not engaged in monopoly protected borders, and you have access to it – “Beau’s farm table Marzen” made in some small town in the Ottawa valley – had a friend smuggle some of this out to me – one of the best fully authentic Oktoberfest lagers I have ever tasted – wunderbar!

Get some if you can and tell me that craft brewing is about yuppie snobs.
commented 2016-09-19 12:06:10 -0400
I think the small brewers would agree that they have a superior product which sells itself on quality alone, all they need is a level playing field – the market has been so monopolized for the large national corporate brewers for so long, all that need be done is to break up their monopoly of inter provincial sales – which this globalist consortium in Edmonton does not seen to grasp.

Not surprising that a globalist government would act in direct opposition to their ideals of being anti monopolist and isolationist. Laws like this mean Alberta brewers will face the same regulatory wall if they attempt to export their goods as well – very poorly though out.
commented 2016-09-19 05:02:16 -0400
The NDP knew there would be many people “crying in their beer” after losing their jobs, homes and livelihood. They had to tax that too!
commented 2016-09-18 20:58:47 -0400
Yo – Dieter – blow that classist flatulence out your butt. Real bear is what it is. Corporate abominated beer-like mass produced shite is what it IS.
commented 2016-09-18 20:55:57 -0400
Holly go interview the owners of the Wild Rose brewery if you want to see how craft brewers view this appeal to crony capitalism.
commented 2016-09-18 18:30:10 -0400
This is a play to Hipsters and their craft beer pretensions. Of course, those same Hipsters are going to have to play for higher taxes, but do they care? It’s not like any of them actually work. They are the product of a coddling, trophy for anything society that their numb-brained parents favoured.
commented 2016-09-18 17:44:40 -0400
I wonder why the champagne socialists composing the Non-Democratic Party did not increase wine taxes by $1/litre on Quebec, Ontario and BC wines. Or why it is the expensive specialized craft brewies that get the Alberta tax break? Can it be that they are elitist in their liquor tastes being ever more important and sophisticated than a plebeian unemployed labourer. I assume when they go after hard liquor it will be common rye and rum that will be taxed, not brandy or single malt.
commented 2016-09-18 16:56:12 -0400
In other news, the Alberta NDP announced their logo for the provincial Election 2019. Campaign signs will feature a picture of the local candidate and Premier Notley with the logo “I’m with Stupid”. Communications director for the NDP has stated that Stupid is most closely identified with the NDP government and has garnered the most support in focus groups. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees has confirmed that all unionized public sector members will be ordered to wear the “I’m with Stupid” lapel badges with pride.
Breaking News: the NDP government has announced that he chocolate ration has been increased from 30 grams a day to 20 grams. All hail Chairman Notley. Double Plus Good!