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Why the private sector shouldn’t do public sector work

The main difference between a service performed by the public sector and the same service performed by the private sector is that the latter must generate a profit. That profit has 2 financial effects: it drives up prices or it drives down quality, which the purpose of either is to increase the profits generated. And […]

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Alberta’s proposed equalization referendum is a $1.4M shiny object

If passed, the referendum ultimately will change nothing for Alberta and will cost us over a million dollars in the process.

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Liberals create car, boat, and plane tax instead of a wealth tax

The new tax will raise less than 2% of the amount that a 1% wealth tax proposed by the NDP would’ve generated.

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Cutting taxes is a ridiculous political strategy

It’s impossible to maintain service delivery if the cost of delivering that service and the number of people accessing it both increase, while also reducing tax revenue.

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Taxes are payment for services rendered

They’re not payment for future services, and certainly not benevolent gives from corporations and the wealthy.

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UCP remove film tax credit cap they created

The UCP recently changed the film & TV tax credit to remove a $10 million cap that they implemented just last year.

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Debunking the propaganda in Kenney’s supreme court response

Jason Kenney didn’t like the Supreme Court’s decision on the federal carbon tax. In his response, he left out a few glaring details.

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Funding public services benefits us indirectly, too

I often hear people claim that their tax dollars shouldn’t go to this or that thing because they will never use it or they think it’s a waste of money.

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Oil & gas projects provide tax revenue & create jobs. So what?

Specific projects should be judged based on their specific benefits, not benefits they share with hundreds of other projects.

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How Alberta’s personal income tax is scamming poor people

The more money you make in Alberta, the better off you are come tax time, compared to the other provinces.