“Ballad Of A Thin Man”, Bob Dylan, from the album “Highway 61 Revisited”, (1965)
I hope you’re staying warm this New Year’s January 02, 2018. Much of our great country is under extreme cold warning. In Calgary, on New Year’s Eve, it was feeling like -40°C with the wind chill and it was so cold that Edmonton cancelled it’s outdoors New Years activities over the weekend (those Redmontonians are such pussies).
Back to the Calgary New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, watching TV coverage of the frozen chosen gathered to watch the Big Ball Drop in the windy outdoors, lots of miserably cold beautiful people on display, and I am certain that the Big Ball was the only ball that dropped. All the rest were snuggling up tight and warm. CTV News has reported that much of Canada has been colder than Antarctica – and even colder than Mars!
Toronto has shortened its New Year’s Eve party due to the coldest weather forecast in over 100 years. And it’s so cold in Ottawa that some Liberal Ministers have been caught with their hands in their own pockets for once! Speaking of Liberals with their hands in your pockets, do you know what come into effect on January 01, 2018?
Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax.
That’s right – the long-awaited Liberal carbon tax on everything comes into effect in 2018. Now some of you might note that it is often quite cold in Canada – and you’d be right. It takes a special level of Liberal “Rules don’t Apply To Me” arrogance to jack up taxes on hard-working Canadians who are simply trying to heat their homes in the dead of winter.
So. seriously folks, remember Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax? It hasn’t received any coverage lately, because who in their right mind would want to draw attention to a Global Warming tax going into general revenue in a country whose economy in in the toilet and the weather is colder than Mars?
The Canadian Prime Minister cancelled all outdoor New Year’s Eve festivities because of extreme cold, but found the unsurprising results of the Ethics Commissioner Investigation into the Aga Kahn Vacationgate shenanigans to be too hot to handle, too much of a surprise.
The last impression many Canadians have of Justin Trudeau in this year of Our Lord, 2017, was of him, shock-faced, rattled and babbling incoherently for a TV eternity of a minute and a half.
For all the sense he made, he could have been speaking Njerep ( I have a Masters in Google search) a language that survives only on the tongues of four people in the entire world, the youngest of whom is already 60.
It’s not because the question was tough, nor could it possibly have been unforeseen. He had been found guilty by the ethics commissioner of, not one, but four provisions of the conflict of interest law. I last touched on this matter in January, 2017, almost a year ago in https://notmyfirstrodeoblog.me/2017/01/10/meanwhile-on-other-fronts/
The truth underlying his genuine surprise is the foundational Liberal belief (of all Liberals of every station in life, politician, bureaucrat or voter) that the rules don’t apply to them. The foundational platform plank of all Liberal views is that “RULES DON’T APPLY TO LIBERALS!“ Rules are for the rubes and suckers who vote for us, and especially for the evil dead who don’t vote for us.
So we don’t want any coverage of Global Warming taxes and woe to any MSM who report on it. They might get excluded from the next Liberal Ministerial Press Conference and we can’t have that being talked about in the Ottawa cocktail parties. And this is exactly how the Liberals and the NDP want it, don’t you dare tell the rubes that we are stealing their hard earned dollarettes to fund all our pet projects – from the Big Liberal Carbon Tax Slush Fund.
With this sort of wind(chill)fall for lefty politicians it is (ice)crystal clear that they can’t pass up another trough, and that is what it is really all about. It could never be clearer in just whose pocket, (the progressives) and which pocket, (the one closest to the warm sweaty crotch), that all the Canadian Media (those world famous legends in their own minds) are comfortably curled up in.
But it, the “Carbon Tax”, is still there, and now starting to cost you all your hard-earned dollarettes.
And just in case my American brethren think this is a “Made in Canada” issue, your own EPA has even more draconian powers to tax and waste and sacrifice all our first born children on the altar of their insidious, incestuous daisy chain of abuse.
And the Liberals and the NDP are very tight-lipped about how much it will end up costing you all, you voters you! The last thing all those Left Wing sword swallowers want you to understand is just how badly you are getting screwed to pay for all their special interest parties and projects.
However, thanks to a new RBC Economics report – we now have an idea. During this fiscal year – prior to the full implementation of Trudeau’s carbon tax – “carbon levies are expected to hit $4.8 billion.” And what’s going to happen after Trudeau’s full carbon tax goes into effect in …well, right now?
The numbers are likely going to double! That is almost 10 billion dollars 0f new Liberal taxes for all the Liberal causes like, to name just a very few … “the Aga Khan Foundation”, “National Health”, “National Broadcasting”, and so on ad nauseam. Emperor Palpatine has got nothing on the Progressive Environmentalist priesthood running Canada from the halls of power and corner offices in Ottawa and the Provincial Capitals.
That’s almost $10 billion a year, out of the pockets of taxpayers and consumers – which will hit low-income families the hardest.
That’s money gone from the bottom line of Canada’s manufacturers and agricultural sectors, already in disastrous straits, which will hurt their ability to hire more Canadians. And the revenue generated by this tax will rise each and every year, as Trudeau increases the levy from $10 per tonne to $50 in only a few short years.
When politicians of all stripes and religions all get together to tell the voters that this is not a tax grab you can be pretty certain that we have another BOHICA going on. Check out the “Pan-Canadian Framework“
Just another little political and economic joy inducing tidbit from you friendly Progressive Governments in their nice warm corner offices across the country. “Something to sing about, tune up a string about”, definitely “Something to Sing About“, eh Canada? How are things working out for all you Canadian taxpayers since Oscar Brand wrote “Something to Sing About” waaay back in 1970?
There’s a WHOLE LOT of stupid goin’ on, but Carbon Taxes in the coldest country on the planet raises the stupid bar to a whole higher cosmic order of magnitude. Who would ever have guessed that Canadian voters were this idiotic? Who Knew? It brings a whole new meaning to “Low Information Voter”.