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  • EDfromRED
    April 21, 2013 - 17:31

    The Justice & Education Dept. cuts show how little the PC's care about common people! We might as well bring back paupers prisons and workhouses for poor orphans and widows. This government has a steady pattern of taking us backwards as a society...except when it comes to Muskrat Fall's, where they 'bend over backwards' to grant every monetary wish they desire.

  • Wondering
    April 20, 2013 - 15:47

    As one of the 1.6 percent who makes more than 150,000.00 per year, I find it appalling that all those with income way below me will be paying about 50 percent more to heat their homes in the near future, thanks to Kennedy's efforts to sanction Muskrat falls. And most of these low income people have been convinced, by Kennedy that this is necessary, to avoid blackouts. I, like Kennedy, and the other 1.6 percent, can afford higher costs for electricity to heat our houses, but will NOT pay higher costs. We will install the more efficient heating systems to offset this cost. So we will (shamelessly, I suggest) shift this 10 billion Muskrat Falls cost to the poorer people, who can't afford to do this.. But lets make believe that I and the other 1.6 percent will be paying the loins share for this high power source, and will equally pay the power bills. Wake up people. 60 percent still support this project. Lambs to the slaughter! Time for the media to again ask: Do we need that expensive power? Especially given their forecast are again off substancially. Look at their record? Less production and lower oil costs for Holyrood, the very opposite of what they forecast!!!!! This must give Ed Martin nightmares. And shouldn't it? Wishful thinking doesn't change reality.

    • Just Wondering Too
      April 22, 2013 - 12:22

      I'm just wondering too, if it's just a coincidence that we've had major power outages lately without storms, hurricanes, freezing rain, sleet, etc.; or, could it be that someone wants us to think we need another power source, say....Muskrat Falls.

  • Tom Baird
    April 20, 2013 - 12:56

    A broader critique of the Jerome Kennedy and Glen Littlejohn's statements that afternoon can be found through the link. "Provincial Tories talking BS on taxes... again.". http://www.occupynl.ca/2013/04/provincial-tories-talking-bs-on.html

  • Foghorn Leghorn
    April 20, 2013 - 08:48

    I will offer another wrinkle in this calculation, deduct the thousands of people who are working in Alberta and commuting back and forth to NL. Who consider NL home for taxation purposes.

    • Sylvia J.
      April 21, 2013 - 09:24

      GOOD POINT Foghorn!

    • BC
      April 22, 2013 - 09:37

      Nfld doesn't become a preferential place to file taxes in until you're making something in the order of this $150,000. The lower brackets are quite a bit higher than Western Canada.

    • Foghorn Leghorn
      April 25, 2013 - 08:44

      @ BC - I can assure you that any of the tradespeople that are employed in Fort McMurray in particular are making well over $150,000. It would be an interesting statistic to see how many people actually fall into this 1.6 percent category.