BREAKING: Ford raising taxes to pay for subway


mentalfloss
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Rob Ford promises to raise property taxes to pay for more subway lines

Mayor Rob Ford finally told voters how he would pay for more subway lines in Toronto: he would raise property taxes.

Mr. Ford has been campaigning for re-election on a pledge to extend the Sheppard subway, to build a subway under Finch Avenue — both routes that are currently slated to be light rail — and the Downtown Relief Line.

Speaking to reporters at City Hall on Wednesday, he said he would take the “exact same approach” that resulted in the Scarborough subway, which included a mix of property taxes to fund the city’s share, in addition to federal and provincial dollars.

“For the Sheppard line to connect, a quarter of one per cent [property tax hike],” Mr. Ford said. “But that’s just the tip of the ice berg. You need more than a quarter of one per cent obviously. You need the province to get on board, you need the federal government to get on board, which I’m sure they’ll get on board, and you need the 3Ps. We’ve got to get the private sector involved,” he said.

Asked if that means he would tack on another 0.25% tax hike for the other lines, the mayor hedged.

“Let’s take Sheppard first and foremost. That’s been my priority from day one. We hook up Sheppard, connect that. And I’d be looking strongly at Finch, and the DRL. It’s going to be a while. But, it’s very straightforward what I’ve been saying.”

The approved Scarborough subway plan actually relies on a specific property tax hike for the project of 0.5%, ramping up to 1.6% by 2016. The mayor voted in favour of that funding scheme last year, but then opposed it during budget deliberations in January.

Councillor Karen Stintz, who is running for mayor, burst out laughing when she heard of the 0.25% proposition for Sheppard Avenue.

“I don’t think Rob knows how much the subway is going to cost,” she said. “Unless he plans to build the subway over the next one hundred years.” Ms. Stintz supports an LRT on Sheppard

Rob Ford promises to raise property taxes to pay for more subway lines

EDIT: DOUBLE BREAKING -- Ford taking break

Rob Ford taking break to ‘address the substance abuse problem’: Ford lawyer - The Globe and Mail
 
Goober
Free Thinker
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#2
Heard on CBC he is off for a treatment program???
Rob Ford taking leave of absence, lawyer says - Toronto - CBC News
 
mentalfloss
#3
Wtf is this??? ROFL.


The recording, covertly taped by a patron of Sullie Gorman’s Monday night, captures the mayor being unruly as he’s ordering booze, complaining about his wife Renata and making lewd comments about mayoral contender Karen Stintz.

“I’d like to f-----g jam her (Stintz), but she doesn’t want ... I can’t talk like this ... I’m so sorry,” Ford says on the recording. “I forgot there’s a woman in the house.”
 
Goober
Free Thinker
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Wtf is this ROFL.


The recording, covertly taped by a patron of Sullie Gorman’s Monday night, captures the mayor being unruly as he’s ordering booze, complaining about his wife Renata and making lewd comments about mayoral contender Karen Stintz.

“I’d like to f-----g jam her (Stintz), but she doesn’t want ... I can’t talk like this ... I’m so sorry,” Ford says on the recording. “I forgot there’s a woman in the house.”

So why is he is popular with the voters. is it beacuse of all the lying bshxxters they deal with every day.
And Stintz is a 4 latter word. Will not use it.
She is a fringe candidate.
 
mentalfloss
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He's popular because people will vote for any idiot that promises tax cuts.
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

“I’d like to f-----g jam her (Stintz)


does this guy ever stop eating?
 
mentalfloss
#7
Apparently he also said: 'I'm so ****ing sick of politics dude'
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#8
Y'now what? Brian Mulroney won an election by threatening the worst, splitting his opposition and running right through popular opinion....
 
mentalfloss
+1
#9
So he was caught smoking crack...again....on Saturday.

And there's pics!


That's quite a bit of crow for the usual suspects.

Just an average joe with his average crack.


Lol @ that watermark.



Edit: Walt why don't you grow a pair and post instead of just giving me reds.

It's not my fault you voted for this guy.
 
damngrumpy
No Party Affiliation
#10
He finally sobered up and realized the truth was inevitable. I do give him credit for
admitting he's got serious problems he can't fix himself.
Ford is popular because people believe you can just cut red tape and avoid paying
taxes without consequences and that just ain't so.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

He finally sobered up and realized the truth was inevitable. I do give him credit for
admitting he's got serious problems he can't fix himself.
Ford is popular because people believe you can just cut red tape and avoid paying
taxes without consequences and that just ain't so.

It sounds more like it is the exact opposite, but hopefully that will come in time.

Hopefully he takes this seriously, and doesn't just go do drugs somewhere else for a few months and come back claiming to be ready to take back his job.
 
Locutus
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rob ford
 
mentalfloss
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Locutus
 
Locutus
#14
it's alright, it's alright, it's alright...
 
Tonington
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#15


Dangerous!
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

it's alright, it's alright, it's alright...

 
tay
+1
#17
Maybe if he gets treated for his crack problem he will realize he is not supposed to raise taxes.............
 
mentalfloss
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World media 'weigh in' on Toronto's 'scandal mayor'

German media have dubbed him the Skandalbürgermeister; in Sweden, he’s the borgmästarskandaler. Both translate as “scandal mayor,” and on Thursday, many international media were applying that description to Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford.

New footage, provided by a self-professed drug dealer, shows the mayor smoking a pipe that the dealer alleges to contain crack cocaine, The Globe reported Wednesday. The mayor announced he will take a leave from his mayoral campaign.

The U.S. website Gawker also posted photos from the Ford video on Wednesday, saying a man named Jermaine had contacted them, and that they later spoke with another man who offered to sell them the video for a “six-figure” sum.

The new video wasn't the only Rob Ford news to emerge Wednesday. The Toronto Sun posted an audio recording, which it said was covertly recorded at the Etobicoke restaurant Sullie Gormans, in which the mayor swore and made lewd remarks about mayoral rival Karen Stintz.

The Toronto Star reported on a March 15 party where the mayor drank to excess at Muzik nightclub, was entertained by paid party hostesses and was described by eyewitnesses as doing drugs. Mr. Ford also ran into pop star Justin Bieber, and became enraged when Mr. Bieber asked him jokingly: "Did you bring any crack to smoke?"

Toronto’s ‘scandal mayor’: World media weigh in on Rob Ford - The Globe and Mail
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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#19
Apparently, we elect the politicians we deserve.
 
mentalfloss
+2
#20
The people wanted a gangster so they got one.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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#21
Can't let 1930's Chicago beat us.
 
mentalfloss
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Sal
No Party Affiliation
#23
well he never disappoints does he?
 
Locutus
#24
"It gives The Globe and Mail no pleasure to revisit once again the troubling social behaviour of Toronto’s mayor, Rob Ford".

Dr Evil - Riiiight HD - YouTube



even da globe can't say what's on their little minds.

makes them look like condescending, patronizing arseholes.
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
#25
Dam lefties always raising taxes to improve the lives of the citizens.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

"It gives The Globe and Mail no pleasure to revisit once again the troubling social behaviour of Toronto’s mayor, Rob Ford".

Dr Evil - Riiiight HD - YouTube



even da globe can't say what's on their little minds.

makes them look like condescending, patronizing arseholes.

Or, perhaps a sector of the media concerned for the well-being of Toronto?
 
mentalfloss
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#27
This guy is the poster child for the conservative stereotype.


Rob Ford tape transcript: The audio tape of the Toronto Mayor disparaging Karen Stintz

Edited transcript of an audio tape that, according to the Toronto Sun, is a recording of Rob Ford at an Etobicoke bar on Monday evening.

Rob Ford: Put this f—–g flag up…. Tim Hudak goes ‘yeah I agree with all the gays..’

Unidentified voice: You’re the mayor. You went to Queen’s Park with em.

Ford: No the gay organization went to Queen’s Park with it. And there’s a standstill. At Queen’s Park you have to have every member to vote for you.

Ford: No, no, no, and Tim says you know what? That’s right. I think it’s kind of right there.

(mumbling)

Ford: Well I don’t know what the f—. I can’t vote Liberal cause I don’t like what [Kathleen] Wynne’s doing. Not because she’s gay, I just don’t like (the propostion?)

(mumbling)

Ford: And NDP, I’m just not left wing. I am like Tim Hudak. But I won’t put his sign up on my lawn and I won’t give him any money. I might have to vote Green. I don’t know what the f— I’m going to vote.

Malevoice: Vote Green?

Rob Ford: (angry mumbling) I am absolutely going to vote. I’m probably going to vote Green cause the Green guy didn’t say a f—–g word.

Male voice: You’re a business guy. How could you vote anything but PC?


Ford: No, no I don’t mind these guys. I’d rather them vote against me than not vote at all. I’d rather lose to Olivia Chow than lose to anyone.

Male voice: How about Karen Stintz?

Ford: I’d like to f—–g jam her but she don’t want it.


(Much laughter. Mumbling)

Ford: I can’t talk like this. I’m so sorry. I forgot there was a woman in the house.

(mumbling)

Ford: [Something about CSIS] There’s no envelope there’s no secret service.

(more mumbling)

Ford: There’s no secret service!

Ford: I admit, I am not the normal mayor. I’m not the normal mayor.

Male voice: How do you f— your wife?

Ford: I’d f— your wife. I’d f— your wife. I won’t go that far.


Female voice: Oh Nick stop

Ford: Now you’re talking my language.

Female voice: I don’t like where this conversation is going.

Female voice: When was the last time you smoked a joint?

Ford: It doesn’t matter. These guys want me f—–g covered in… But nobody is going to cover me, I’ve got everything under control.

Female voice: Rob!

Ford: Is that your wife?

Male voice: Yeah

Female voice: Rob!

Ford: Get her a shot right now or I’ll f—–g break her little neck.


Female voice: Stop.

Rob: I don’t mind talking politics… I f—–g pound this every day.

Male voice: It’s nine o’clock at night.

Ford: Something over there…. Sorry that was f—–g racist, sorry.

Ford: If you don’t get a shot in two seconds I’ll knock your f—–g teeth out.

(mumbling)

Female voice: Everyone is allowed their down time.

Ford: That’s what I’m saying… It’s after nine. I want to give him two shots cause those two dagos are drinking together.

Male voice: Did you just call me a dago, really?


Ford: I’m f—–g sick of politics dude. Look at my record… I’m gonna win.

Female voice: Rob!

Ford: You have two choices. You have Olivia Chow…. And you vote for Tory, you vote for Chow.

Male voice: You’re splitting the vote!

Rob Ford tape transcript: The audio tape of the Toronto Mayor disparaging Karen Stintz (external - login to view)
Last edited by mentalfloss; May 1st, 2014 at 08:40 AM..
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
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#28
Is that moron Ford still making important decisions? Why is he still there?
 
mentalfloss
+1
#29
Because he cares about Toronto.

'Rob Ford is not Toronto,' Coun. Karen Stintz says
Last edited by mentalfloss; May 1st, 2014 at 09:46 AM..
 
Sal
No Party Affiliation
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

Is that moron Ford still making important decisions? Why is he still there?

rightie tightie...
 

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