It speaks volumes when you see the sort of mental processes behind those that support this government's insane initiatives.
Naivety at its finest. You see the same puppets making these silly comments as supported the referendum. They blindly follow without understanding basic economics and the impact of 'Ready, Fire, Aim' policies so loved by ideologues like the NDP.
They are playing identity politics, talking about the 'rich speculator' or Chinese money launderer screwing over the common working man and denying them access to the type of house in the type of neighborhood that their parents owned.
Nothing gets the mob whipped up like the thought of some rich Daddy Warbucks having to pay 'that little bit more' or that offshore Chinese money launderer...
No clue that 2-3% mortgages had more of an impact than anything in driving up the prices, no clue that these rich asians are not buying up swaths of Fernwood or Esquimalt and leaving the properties empty.
Can anyone not see a correlation between this xenophobia and the mobs demand to identify the culprit and have a ritual execution? The Progressive Left needs to blame someone
Where are all the empty homes?
Since when is it a crime to own a 2nd property?
This is Germany 1936 all over again except its not the Jews being blamed for societal issues its the rich person or the developer or the rich foreigner...These people that dont see their own xenophobia and internal racism disgust me.
"Economics and politics must both deal with a basic fact of life: What everybody wants adds up to more than what is possible. Economics deals with this by rationing through prices. Politics deals with it by lying and promising more than it can possibly deliver."