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Re: “The Coast runs an unfair contest

Hmmm...strange how folks on here pick out something other than what the Bitch is about and then run with it. The voting method is the same for all contestants. How would you feel if (in any contest) you actually won and then the rules were changed post-win?

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Posted by SirWhinesalot on 03/10/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “CBC wrong about Nova Scotia having "highest taxes in Canada"

Just completed my taxes...paying in again. I am one of those upper middle class folks who continually bolster the income of the province to allow for programs that have nothing to do with me. Did I mention I love paying in extra to help out?

I have no kids but some programs to support children are necessary. The NDP has an odd skew on what is actually important and what is not however! I think education (BOTH primary and secondary) are absolutely critical to increasing the wages and investment attractiveness in this province. Mr. Dexter disagrees and would rather give Irving $302 million to help get them ready for the shipbuilding. (really...would Irving have walked away from a $25 billion contract without these forgivable "loans" from Darrel???).
NSCC is facing cuts due to the provinces cutbacks of around $6 million...meanwhile the Digby ferry to Saint John receives $6.5 million.
I drove by a large group of teachers/staff on Friday who were protesting educational cuts...very sad to see this.

BUT WAIT! Aren't we paying a sizeable amount of taxes? Shouldn't we be able to afford services comparable to our "poorer" neghbours in New Brunswick who pay less taxes? One would think so...the real question would (and should be) not how much taxes are being paid, but rather, where in Hell is the money going!
Did I mention that we have children starving in NS? Maybe we can fix that by giving millions of dollars to save a couple of jobs at a paper mill or by giving millions of dollars to companies who say they will invest here then leave after a couple of years without retribution or recompense for the money they received. In the meantime, while we wait for these well thought out plans to pay off, lets just get the public to donate their "extra" money to help these kids and a miriad of other worthy causes! It is absolutely pathetic that we have starving and uneducated people when the money coming into the province is so poorly spent.

Sorry to have veered off topic a little bit, but, the true question is why are we paying so much in taxes when there is so little returned in the way of services? Make it one or the other here please...low taxes with lower amount of services or high taxes with a high amount of services (like Quebec)....or perhaps somewhere in between but not the unbalanced model we currently have.

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Posted by SirWhinesalot on 04/22/2012 at 3:47 PM

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