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#2461 Nparker

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 02:14 PM

Details on today's provincial budget can be found here: https://www.bcbudget...019/default.htm


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#2462 RFS

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 02:18 PM

Honestly I like a lot of that stuff. BC NDP have basically become populists
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#2463 Mike K.

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 02:55 PM

Here are the key points:

 

- PARENTS ARE SAVING UP TO $15,000/ YEAR per child through the Benefit

- 20% REDUCTION in the small business tax rate

- NEW CLASSROOMS FOR 5,500 STUDENTS | $191.4 million for new schools in growing communities

- OVER 1 MILLION ADDITIONAL HOURS of care for seniors in residential care homes

- 800+ NEW MODULAR HOMES ARE OPEN and 1200+ are on the way for people experiencing homelessness

- 5 NEW URGENT PRIMARY CARE CENTRES in communities across BC, with 5 more on the way

- 280 NEW TRANSITION HOMES have been funded for women and children leaving violence and abuse

- 37,000 MORE MRIs this year than last, reducing wait times

- 4,900 NEW AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOMES ARE UNDERWAY with more than 14,000 to be built in 42 BC communities

- 22 MILLION+ BC FERRIES PASSENGERS ARE SAVING MONEY from fare freezes, fare rollbacks and free travel for seniors

- ELIMINATING UNFAIR MSP PREMIUMS saving families as much as $1,800/year

- 1,750 NEW HOMES ARE UNDERWAY FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES both on and off reserve


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#2464 Mike K.

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 02:56 PM

Honestly I like a lot of that stuff. BC NDP have basically become populists

 

No kidding, it's hard to take fault with a lot of what's in there. 20% small business tax rate decrease? That's pretty good.


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#2465 rjag

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 03:58 PM

No kidding, it's hard to take fault with a lot of what's in there. 20% small business tax rate decrease? That's pretty good.

 

You should watch Jordan Batemans video on FB  https://www.facebook...05371933551267/

 

He's showing zero investment in any highway / skytrain infrastructure, a monthly $400 million debt increase from $68Billion to $82.4 billion, housing starts reduced from 43,000 to 30,000 per year...thats a huge drop in housing and how is this going towards affordability?


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#2466 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:37 PM

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#bcpoli No new taxes? Check out footnote #6 on page 113. The carbon tax is going up $5 a tonne on April 1 and will raise a further $200 million. Acknowledged in the tiniest type face available to the ministry of finance and in parenthesis yet.

#2467 spanky123

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:14 PM

Here are the key points:

 

- PARENTS ARE SAVING UP TO $15,000/ YEAR per child through the Benefit

- 20% REDUCTION in the small business tax rate

- NEW CLASSROOMS FOR 5,500 STUDENTS | $191.4 million for new schools in growing communities

- OVER 1 MILLION ADDITIONAL HOURS of care for seniors in residential care homes

- 800+ NEW MODULAR HOMES ARE OPEN and 1200+ are on the way for people experiencing homelessness

- 5 NEW URGENT PRIMARY CARE CENTRES in communities across BC, with 5 more on the way

- 280 NEW TRANSITION HOMES have been funded for women and children leaving violence and abuse

- 37,000 MORE MRIs this year than last, reducing wait times

- 4,900 NEW AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOMES ARE UNDERWAY with more than 14,000 to be built in 42 BC communities

- 22 MILLION+ BC FERRIES PASSENGERS ARE SAVING MONEY from fare freezes, fare rollbacks and free travel for seniors

- ELIMINATING UNFAIR MSP PREMIUMS saving families as much as $1,800/year

- 1,750 NEW HOMES ARE UNDERWAY FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES both on and off reserve

 

Most of this is old. The small business tax rate was lowered two years ago under the Liberals!

 

As RJAG said though, surplus that adds $10B to the debt over two years and is based on housing prices and sales starting to increase again.


Edited by spanky123, 19 February 2019 - 06:15 PM.


#2468 Mike K.

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:29 PM

Ok hold on, the 20% small business tax rate decrease is already in play and has been since 2016?

And how does the increases to the carbon tax affect gasoline prices at the pump?

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#2469 spanky123

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:40 PM

Source Gov BC website

 

Small Business Corporate Income Tax Rate

 

 

 Effective April 1, 2017  2.0%  December 1, 2008 - March 31, 2017  2.5%  July 1, 2008 - November 30, 2008  3.5%  January 1, 2001 - June 30, 2008  4.5%  July 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000  4.75%  July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000  5.5%  January 1, 1999 - June 30, 1999  8.5%

 

 


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#2470 Nparker

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 07:05 PM

On a cursory perusal of today's budget I couldn't find a single thing that will benefit me as single, childless, moderate income earner. From my wallet to the rest of the province. You're welcome.  <_<


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#2471 rjag

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 07:59 PM

This budget is actually a non-event budget but whats not being talked about is the $400 million per month added to the debt to pay for it....and thats assuming that A: Property Purchase Tax comes in as forecasted which I doubt especially as they also forecasted a 30% reduction in new home starts which is huge for the labour force and B: ICBC turning the corner isnt by their changes so much as the increases we will all be facing

 

Dropping the interest on student loans is very good and will have very minimal cost to the treasury (aka every single taxpayer), the pre-announcement of the child benefit doesnt kick in till Fall 2020 

 

I will forecast right now that the next Election will be next year likely May. It will come shortly after the next Budget where Horgan will give all renters the $400 renters rebate which will take effect Fall 2020

 

Therefore between the rebate and the benefit they'll campaign on those 2 measures claiming that they will be cancelled if the terrible Liberal party takes power.

 

At this point they will win a majority based on those 2 (perhaps a 3rd) bribes and the Green Party will be wiped off the map and we will settle in for 4 years of NDP majority which gives the Liberals time to sort their $hit out and the craziness will calm down a bit  


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#2472 rjag

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:01 PM

Oh and the other reason why they'll need to call the Election next spring is they have to do it before killing us all with massive Hydro and ICBC increases  



#2473 jonny

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:36 PM

This is a very status quo budget. The NDP is still riding on the coat tails of the most rebust and healthiest economy in Canada, built of course by those dastardly BC Liberals.
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#2474 lanforod

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:31 AM

As someone with 3 kids, I don't need more cash. I'd prefer they run this province with fiscal prudence. Won't be buying my vote.



#2475 VIResident

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:47 PM

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This happened.  I don't want to share my thoughts with NDP and message STOP to the NDP and they un-enroll me from the emergency fire alert program?  WOW. Incredible.  (or the emergency fire alert program has been hacked - what's that a few hundred thousands of users?) - see image and anyone have any thoughts?

 

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#2476 DustMagnet

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:59 PM

 

 

This happened.  I don't want to share my thoughts with NDP and message STOP to the NDP and they un-enroll me from the emergency fire alert program?  WOW. Incredible.  (or the emergency fire alert program has been hacked - what's that a few hundred thousands of users?) - see image and anyone have any thoughts?

 

 

Two possibilities:

 

1) The NDP controls all and you are being punished for refusing to cooperate.
2) CallFire is not what you think it is. (https://www.callfire.com/)

Could be either really, but option #1 is more fun to imagine because it angries up the blood.

It is literally incredible, as in it is not credible.


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#2477 Mike K.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 05:02 PM

When you hard-press the URL in that text, what displays?

 

There actually is a survey at https://bcndp.ca/ssp


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#2478 VIResident

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 05:39 PM

When you hard-press the URL in that text, what displays?

 

There actually is a survey at https://bcndp.ca/ssp

 https://bcndp.ca/ssp pops up 



#2479 VIResident

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 05:43 PM

See how it would confuse a senior, cause angst for others etc. ?

Wrong approach if attempting to garner trust or engagement.  

I might just be sending this to the privacy commissioner for their pleasure.



#2480 Mike K.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 05:54 PM

Ok, so at least it's not a scam.

 

What a bizarre way of conducting a survey, though.


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