A Little More On the Carbon Tax (ripoff)

I very rarely send my cousin any political e-mail. But I recently sent him one on the Axe the Gas Tax site of Bill Tielemans. He and his wife immediately sent me the following and I want to share it with you. It not only reminds us of all the compounding of taxes but even goes back to the Temporary Income Tax

Feel free to copy and paste this to an e-mail . Then send it to your friends. Or just tell them about this site.

This rumble is now moving across the country and will gain force.

Please don’t let this happen any further in Canada. Canada emits only2% of the world’s supply of Greenhouse Gases and 52% of that comesfrom the Oil Sands Plants. Automotive emissions are less than 20% of
the 48% balance of Canada’s 2% of the World Outcome. Do the math,
it’s such an insignificant amount, it’s a joke. Our fuel prices are now $6.75 per Gallon, equivalent to $6.00 per gallon U.S.
When Canadians realize what a jackpot the politicians can get us into by
supporting a Carbon Tax, they will be out to get any politician that supports
this cause. Dion, Campbell etc. will regret the day they devised this scheme.

Americans are screaming at $4.00 a gallon. Our provincial and federal
governments are ripping us off with high taxes on fuel now. This is such
a cash cow they don’t want to stop. Stop excessive taxation and giving
our money away abroad. We need more support and tax relief for our
senior’s and baby boomers now retiring and trying to find a fixed income
level they can exist upon after working all their lives and paying heavily
into the system.
And I am not an NDP supporter. I am a Senior and a middle of the road conservative and we will be a majority in Canada for the next 20 years, so
politicians, get smart and support us. Do some hard thinking about the future and protect our seniors and all the population from the excessive costs we are facing now and in the future
with more taxes. Technology will fix the Oil Sands problem as they are
working on a fix now to reduce that source in the future.Why us with these programs at this time????
Brian Morris, a concerned Sr. and loyal Canadian, Kelowna BC: Now, a carbon Tax. Politicians have, in the past, used that old bullshit phrase of 'cutting taxes'
to get you to vote for them. Now, Stephan Dionne, has come up with a new
wrinkle on that old lie : Tax your heating oil and anything else you burn to
move your food and everything else that you have always had in your life...
but, he'll lower your income taxes.

CONSIDER THIS from a one person who has bothered to do the homework:When a politician's lips move, I know he's probably lying. Mr. Dion says his
carbon tax will be revenue neutral. So, I went online and found a carbon
calculator and keyed in the annual energy consumption for our household
and learned we produce 17 tons of greenhouse gas. Fully 60% of this usage
is for electricity which we use to heat our home. I have already improved insulation in my walls and replaced my windows and
doors; use the new 'twirley' lights and ensured that my appliances are all Energy
Star products. In the past 20 years, these measures reduced my electricity
usage from 24,000 Kw Hrs per year to 16,000 Kw Hrs per year last years.
What is my reward for this improved efficiency? My power bill is unchanged from
what it was 20 years ago. But, my power bill would attract a carbon tax of $104
in year one
of Mr. Dion's plan and $ 416 in year four. My power bill would rise from
$166 per month to $210 per month in year four.Since I live on a fixed income consisting of CPP and Old Age Security, my income
tax bill runs at less than $200 per year. So, for my household, Mr. Dion's 'revenue
neutral' carbon tax will cost me $416 per year less income tax reductions of about
$10 per year. Revenue neutral? In a pig's eye! This is a tax on seniors living on
fixed incomes. Well, Mr. Dion, you haven't got a snowball's chance in hell of ever
getting my vote. I hope everyone else takes five minutes to run the same
calculations I did and vote to send this joker to the political boneyard.

Jon C. Coates - 70 Ridgevalley Rd. - Halifax, N.S. - B3P 2J9 DON'T BUY INTO THE CARBON TAX ! DON'T BELIEVE ANY POLITICIAN FROM ANY PARTY!Remember when they brought in the National Income Tax. They promised that it
would remain in effect only untill all of Canada's World War One Debt was repaid.
Fooled us good. Debt was repaid, but the tax never came off and will be with us
for all eternity.
How about this Lie, Trudeau imposed a 5% tax on every litre of Gas
in order to establish a National Oil Company called Petero Canada. He swore thatthis tax would come off as soon as Petro Canada was up and running. And so it
came to pass, Petro Canada was established, It was sold to private hands, the
enormous cash windfall was frttered away AND HIS 5% (plus, plus) still adorns our
pumps to this very day. Now how is this for a con job? (PETRO - CANADA stands for
P ierre E lliot T rudeau R ipped O ff Canada)

Take our BC Premier Campbell, PULEEZE. He truly believes that most British
Columbians are brain dead. You will keep paying a yearly escalating carbon tax
at the pump and you recieve a reduction in your provincial Income Tax. The new
Political Buzz Word is 'Revenue Nuetral' Ha . Should this not be called
what it truly is. 'RECYCLING YOUR MONEY' Just Think Folks, Another Bureaucracy
eating up our our hard earned cash to administer a losers dream.
And Remember, once a goverment gets addicted to a Tax Grab, and you let them
get away with it, you have handed them a Carte Blanche ticket to impose new taxes,
to keep raising existing ones and use it to buy your votes to boot. If we condone
all this, then Premier Cambell is right in assuming that we are all BRAIN DEAD in BC.
Walt Grochmal

(all emphasis mine)
(edited for spelling and punctuation)


Anonymous said...


Chevron gas stations here on the north shore have for the past six years had 3.5 cents off at the pumps and now.... there is no 3.5 cents off.

If motorists think they are getting ripped off by Gordon Campbell's Carbon tax of 2.4 cents per litre why are we being silent on Chevron?

Gary E said...

Anon 11:06 AM

I beleive that the 3.5 cent reduction at the pump is/was a sales gimmick. The loss was absorbed by Chevron and probably set up as a tax write off. I think that if they reduced it they only brought their retail prices in line with the other stations. We have been getting a deal from Chevron for a few years now and now its gone. Sad.