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pepper
post Apr 24 2006, 12:01 AM
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i'm laughing my ASS off over here. some brilliant mo-fo decided to start stealing bilboards and selling the scrap metal, ha ha! with the price of metal these days, not to mention the amount of eye pollution all over the goddamn place, it's a worthwhile pursuit. i want to say "ooh, stealing, so bad!" but all i can think is "Right ON!!"
fuking funny man. jam that culture good.
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chachaheels
post Jul 16 2006, 05:02 AM
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How anyone could have fallen for the GST bullshit is beyond me. It was a "cut" calculated to help huge business and wealthy people making large transactions. Small businesses and ordinary people "saving" 1% tax (and getting 1% less back in GST returns) are not going to benefit in any way--services which are necessary and which once were wholly dependent on tax revenue for funding are all going to shut down.

I charge GST on my consultations and I pay GST on my utilities and on the remedies I sell, which I buy in advance. I've paid 7%, but I'll only be able to charge 6% when I sell them. That's a loss for me, as it would be for anyone with a small business of their own. If I raise my rates to cover that loss, I look like a big bad meanie (like the reactions below would suggest).

Any big business, such as Starbucks, would love to have that phoney reduction--ultimately, it means they can raise their prices to cover any anticipated loss (as they've done), and after that's covered, the extra price increase just becomes pure profit. A nice bump in pure profit, at that.

The best thing to do about places who will obviously benefit tremendously from that fake tax "cut" is to just stop buying from them. That extra $18 a year you're paying to Starbucks since they upped their prices to cover the GST drop? Save yourself the whole $2100 a year and make/bring your own sandwiches for lunch.

Use the money to support a candidate who can get Harper pushed out of office as soon as possible.


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pepper   Pardon me (I'm Canadian)   Apr 24 2006, 12:01 AM
culturehandy   Pardon me (I'm Canadian)   Apr 24 2006, 08:16 AM
dusty   Pardon me (I'm Canadian)   Apr 24 2006, 08:29 AM
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dusty   Pardon me (I'm Canadian)   Apr 25 2006, 07:11 AM
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doodlebug   Pardon me (I'm Canadian)   Jul 3 2006, 01:29 AM
dusty   So, I saw someone wearing a Bust t-shirt and carry...   Jul 11 2006, 07:43 AM
erinjane   Did anyone else get to the Winnipeg Folk Festival?...   Jul 11 2006, 08:59 AM
runningwestward   So to beat my new favorite I-hate-the-conservative...   Jul 13 2006, 02:05 PM
dusty   And to make matters worse....grrr... Harper prior...   Jul 13 2006, 02:13 PM
bluejupiter   just skimming that article made my blood pressure ...   Jul 14 2006, 08:28 AM
runningwestward   It's not just the mom and pop shops either. St...   Jul 14 2006, 02:49 PM
tatiana   Yeh, I've noticed some places doing this. :ang...   Jul 15 2006, 12:56 PM
tyger   If prices were calculated so that, with tax, they ...   Jul 16 2006, 11:06 AM
battygurl   Tyger, I think the Wednesday evening would be good...   Jul 18 2006, 08:31 PM
culturehandy   I also noticed the GST thing. I buy two newspapers...   Jul 20 2006, 06:45 AM
plynn   I don't mean to sound evil here, but does anyo...   Jul 21 2006, 09:22 AM
tatiana   I caN see evacuating people on vacation there, but...   Jul 21 2006, 03:45 PM
oceandessa   Vacationing or residents - these people are Canadi...   Jul 21 2006, 05:38 PM
oceandessa   I just thought of something else: The death of ~ 3...   Jul 21 2006, 06:05 PM
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