Comment 87708

By Shempatolla (registered) - website | Posted April 06, 2013 at 01:42:13

This is simply code for prepare to be bent over the table and reemed again John Q Taxpayer.

" Revenue Tools" really? Is that what they're calling shake downs now?

If anyone thinks this money is going to end up anywhere but general revenues to fund the government of the day's pet projects and entitlement programs you're dreaming/

We currently have in Ontario:

  1. a tire disposal fee built into the cost of new tires. They range anywhere from $5 to over $300 per tire depending on what you're buying tires for. Rates went up April 1 2013. This money was/is supposed to be put towards highway maintenance and infrastructure. It isn't

  2. annual vehicle licensing fees to the tune of over $3 billion dollars a year

  3. A gasoline tax, and a federal fuel excise tax and HST on both of those

  4. Provincial Income tax

  5. Municipal Property tax

  6. If you're a business owner, business licensing and HST on those licenses

  7. The Employer Health tax

  8. Corporate Income tax

  9. Hydro Debt retirement charge

  10. Ontario Health Premium

  11. If you're a business owner WSIB premiums at up to and sometimes over %14 of your revenue

  12. Federal Income Tax

  13. HST on almost everything you buy, rent, or consume.

And Metrolinx is suggesting up to 11 MORE " Revenue Tools" to fund their new empire? And make no mistake that is what it is going to be.

No thank you.

The government doesn't have a revenue problem. It has a spending problem. When we start electing people who can find better things to do with oh...... around a billion dollars of our money to cancel gas plants where their constituents don't want them, I think you'll find there is plenty of money to fund transit at a workable level.

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