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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sunday's Ride - 1957 Chevrolet 3100 | Stock: #163 - Las Vegas

Pity the nation whose people are sheep

Andrew Scheer Wants CPP "TAX" Reduced (Canada Pension Plan)

This was tried with the legislation of RRSPs in 1954 and the adoption of the legislation by financial institutions in 1974. It's popularity was limited, especially for Canadians who faced hardship during the early 1980s.

Our current government has taken the right steps in increasing current CPP premiums leading to an increase in future benefits. While the original 2.3% rate was meant to be initial in 1971 with subsequent increases, our government has finally recognized that need, with increases from the current rate of 5% to almost 9%. That will raise new participants and to a partial level, existing contributors, to benefits expected to satisfy 33% of retirement needs, up from 25%.

We can't satisfy the rich

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Friday, September 20, 2019

I borrowed this from a friend - Joe Conservative

"Joe Conservative gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to ensure their safety and that they work as advertised. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry. In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.
"Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for the laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.
"Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union. If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment cheque because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.
"It's noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the Feds because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression. Joe has to pay his CMHC-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime.
"Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house but regulations require bankers to make rural loans. The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification.
He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on government pension and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.
"Joe stops by for a Doctors visit and it costs him nothing because some CCF leader helped to create a National health care program. He picks up his prescription but only pays a fraction of what Americans pay thanks to some whacky Liberal who set up a system where drug costs are negotiated nationally.
"Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Conservatives have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day. Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."

Friday's Ride - 1962 Lincoln Continental, Gateway Classic Cars - Denver #645

Put the CPC lies and misinformation about the sustainability of Canada Pension

Apparently the tired and old saw about CPP being something other than what it is and was is making the rounds - again. So.... if you see it, shut it down, report it as false, post correct information about it to correct those who have fallen for it. Some people think spreading false information is funny. Some do it to deliberately troll. Some are just not knowledgeable in the slightest so... whatever the reason. Correct the lies and falsehoods.
These are some of the correct information sites - not comprehensive by any measure.
(And no - there is no discussion going to happen related to plans and it's not about you or your personal situation, whatever it is.)


The most recent triennial report by the Chief Actuary of Canada indicated that the CPP is sustainable over a 75-year projection period.

The disinformation never ends with the CPC

Bill Morneau: Over the past several days, Scheer and CPC have been sharing misinformation about Canada’s tax system. This is deeply concerning. When politicians ignore experts, and choose to favor rhetoric over facts, we all pay the price. So here are the facts:
According to the OECD:Bill Morneau: Over the past several days, Scheer and CPC have been sharing misinformation about Canada’s tax system. This is deeply concerning. When politicians ignore experts, and choose to favor rhetoric over facts, we all pay the price. So here are the facts:
According to the OECD:

When will his lies come back to roost ?

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thursday's Ride - "BLASTRO" 1985 Chevy Astro Van with a Radical Attitude

4 Things Andrew Scheer’s Weakness Will Cost You—Unless We Stop Him

Since being elected Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer has been clear about one thing: His priority is cutting taxes for the wealthiest Canadians and big business.
His senior finance and economic development spokespeople have said “we need lower corporate taxes” and even pushed for Trump-style tax giveaways to the wealthy.
Because Andrew Scheer will say “yes” to the one percent — that means he’ll say “no” to the things that matter to you.
Here are 4 things Scheer’s weakness could cost you and your family:
  1. Health care. Last month, senior MPs from Andrew Scheer’s team hosted a $250-a-ticket event billed as a discussion on “the business of health care” in Canada. This cash-for-access fundraiser has sparked fears the Conservatives are hatching a plan to pay for tax giveaways to the rich with cuts and American-style privation to our health care.
  2. Retirement security. The last time Conservatives were in power, Stephen Harper told billionaires in Davos, Switzerland he was raising the age ordinary Canadians could collect their Old Age Security benefits. Now the Conservatives under Andrew Scheer are opposing efforts to strengthen the Canada Pension Plan — leading many to worry he’d raise the age of eligibility for CPP too.
  3. Child and family benefits. Time and time again, Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives have voted against the interests of ordinary Canadians. They voted against asking the wealthy to pay a bit more in taxes to give middle-class families a break. And they voted against the new Canada Child Benefit that’s helping families and lifting children out of poverty. Scheer voted “no” to benefits for children, but plans to say “yes” to tax cuts for the rich?
  4. Prescription drug coverage. There are new, multi-partisan efforts underway in Ottawa to expand prescription drug coverage for ordinary Canadians — but Andrew Scheer has opposed all of them. He’d cancel any plan to lower the cost of life-saving drugs so he can give his wealthy friends a tax break instead.
Too many Canadian families are struggling already. The last thing they need is another Conservative Prime Minister who can’t say no to the richest Canadians and most profitable corporations. Make no mistake, Andrew Scheer’s weakness will cost you.