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Alberta’s new socialist gov CAN’T raise the wage…until economy picks up. Huh?

And here we were told by the fact, evidence, and science-based economists of the Alberta NDP that if the government forces employers to raise the minimum wage to exactly $15 per hour, it will actually fix the economy, make it grow, create jobs, and whiten teeth, etc. So how could this be?

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Actual quotes from the article, which, notwithstanding the hilarity, is written as a serious article:

…the government indicated the move would create more jobs and ensure workers in the province receive a living wage.

In an interview Wednesday, Notley said her government will examine the minimum wage issue as Alberta grapples with low oil prices and the economic downturn. …

… An internal government document prepared last June showed the province can’t currently evaluate the impact of its plan to hike Alberta’s minimum wage to $15 per hour and that “significant job loss” could be a “realistic possibility.” Prepared for Labour Minister Lori Sigurdson, the note was obtained by CFIB through a freedom of information request. …

Maybe if they raise the wage to $45 per hour, it will fix the Alberta economy. Well either that or resign and call an election.

Continue Reading | Thursday December 17, 2015 at 7:58 am 0

Socialist NDP HATES those state-owned monopolies – which they created

British Columbia has a state-owned and state-run car insurance monopoly, which is of course completely unnecessary, purely ideological, and universally hated  – by all sensible people except its creators, the socialist NDP (circa 1973).  Or… maybe by them too?

The reason it is hated starts largely with the fact that it utterly sucks, to use the proper economics terminology.

Sun_re_ICBC-2015-11-10_0758Today it was announced that “the corporation” (yeah, “the corporation”) was going to stop allowing monthly payments for insurance premiums to be paid by credit card (because you know, what business accepts credit cards these days?!). And yes, “corporation” is what a sycophantic liberal media like the Vancouver Sun calls a state-owned, state-run politbureau when they want to whitewash the socialism; and yes they also call Apple a corporation as if it is exactly the same kind of thing.

Anyway that announcement prompted Adrian Dix, the leader of the opposition socialist NDP, to say this, and we kid you not, this is an exact quote:

The change will be a major inconvenience to some customers, and is the kind of thing ICBC can get away with only because the Crown agency has a monopoly on basic insurance and drivers can’t take their business elsewhere, said NDP critic Adrian Dix.

“What they are doing is making things harder for their customers and clearly, given what they say the fees are, a lot of their customers were using this method of payment,” Dix said.

Of course the “they” that Dix refers to is his own party’s state-owned, state-run monopoly behemoth, which he calls a “Crown agency”perhaps because “state-owned and state-run” sounds too North Korean; and it is one which, according to himself, “makes things harder for customers.”

Karl_Marx_thought-bubble-no-competition!But if you’re waiting for the part where the Vancouver Sun reporter, Rob Shaw, laughed out loud and demanded in disbelief that the socialist leader revisit what the frick he just said about it being a government operation and there being no competition in the marketplace, you’ll be waiting a long time. No such questions were asked by the reporter. No remark about it whatsoever. Apparently it was all good. Perfectly acceptable.

Unbelievable. It should have been the feature part of the article. There should be a 2-page investigative analysis about the BS that is the NDP (and their own shoddy reporting, but yeah…).  This kind of reporting, this kind of intellectual dishonesty, and lying, and lying by omission, is why low-information Sun_re_ICBC-2015-11-10_075713voters vote for the NDP or Liberals, so why would the Left ever start to do things any differently?

While we’re on this left-wing politician/media cabal-fest, note how the liberal-left’s media division, like the socialist NDP itself, absolutely forbid the use of the proper terminology, which is “state-owned” and/or “state-run,” to describe the left-wing monstrosity in question. Aside from “corporation” and “Crown agency,” they also whitewash it with crap like “the public auto insurer.”

Continue Reading | Tuesday November 10, 2015 at 9:34 am 0

NDP mired in NDP employee-gate

NDP-GATEAmong the more remarkable bits of this story is how the liberal media is barely covering it, if they’re covering it at all.

NDP accused of trying to stifle conflicts as two more staffers file lawsuits

Two former NDP staffers say they were wrongfully dismissed and allege the party tried to silence their complaints.

…And the coverage betrays the usual display of biased reporting. If it were happening in the Conservative Party, there would be wall-to-wall front page coverage, and tons of anti-Conservative innuendo, and sneering mockery; and of course copious examples of ever-so-earnest media shock and outrage, and the constant demands for exacting answers to a thousand pointed questions.

Also see:

NDP accused of trying to silence harassment claims, two more staffers say they were unfairly dismissed

Continue Reading | Monday November 24, 2014 at 8:26 am 0

Fruity and effete – today’s NDP

The NDP has a contest to decide their next bumper stickers: Here’s two contenders. Let’s call them Fruity and Effete. By which we mean both the stickers and the NDP today.

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Continue Reading | Friday November 21, 2014 at 9:39 am 0