Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave
Not at all. That is my point. about 50% pay no taxes at all but use the bulk of government services so how can they say that the rich are not paying their fair share?
In BC it is the LIberal party that has the best interests of non government workers at heart. The NDP is against every economic generator to come along. And we are talking big projects that provide lots of high paying union jobs. The NDP is only interested in raises and even less work for their militant and lazy government union backers. But don't let facts come in the way of your lack of knowledge of politics.
It is also the big union pension funds that own significant shares it the large corporations and demand high quarterly profits to sustain their pension payouts.
What are you statistics on how much the bottom half of society uses? Do they use international airports as much as the rich; publicly funded sports arenas and stadia as much as the rich; universities and technical schools as much as the rich; industrial infrastructure as much as the rich. I could go on, but it is highly likely that the wealthy use a good deal of more of the publicly funded infrastructure than do the poor.
And since when is it only unions that have stock portfolios? Try to use some of that vaunted knowledge that you claim to have.
Also, what have the views of political parties in BC got to do with this? Read the thread and stop trying to draw it off topic; especially into an area where you are out of your depth. Anyone who actually believes that the NDP opposes any project that will create jobs for the average citizen clearly does not know what he is talking about.