Friday, July 17, 2009

Hands-Up America, Hand-Over Your Purse,..........

We Did

Socialism costs Ontario Canadian taxpayers... dearly!


Going by current government figures easily obtained off the Net, 45 cents of every provincial tax dollar alone, is spent on health care. This does not count federal transfer funds if, as, and when granted, and of course, funded by the same taxpayers.

This equates to a current level of 43 billion dollars to maintain a socialist health care system, that is showing signs of failure with even that amount of tax dollars up front. Presumably, this 45 cent figure includes Premier Mcguinty’s new healthcare surtaxes payable annually and self- tabulated on tax returns that can average as much as $500 per individual or family.

Crunching the numbers in population comparison, (13 million in Ont./ 306 million in the U.S.) Ontario’s less than stellar healthcare (in bang for bucks) if applied broadly to the U.S. would cost one trillion dollars.

Keep in mind, Ontario’s expenses are from an annual `operational` budget of a socialist scheme, fifty plus years on. The U.S. will have tremendous start up costs as well. I wouldn`t be surprised if start-up costs would be more than double of annual operational budget and much more if new infrastructure was deemed essential.

Here is how socialized energy cost Ontario, Canada`s manufacturing equivalent of Detroit.

First off, electricity in Ontario is typically referred to as Hydro and our electricity provider Ontario Hydro. My guess is that this is probably due to the fact that most of Ontario`s electricity once originated from Niagra Falls hydro electric generators.

When electricity is controlled by socialist dogged politicians, politicians who want to get re-elected keep costs artificially low and bow to politically-correct illogical green ideology.

The artificially low costs controlled by Ontario politicians produced a debt which had to start to be paid down at some time. Hence, in the last few years all electricity users now have a pay-down-the-debt-charge in one of many earmarked tax collections..not called tax increases.

Whereas funds are earmarked to be spent on specified limited projects and programs, now ostensibly at least, special taxes are `earmarked for collection` and they can be called fees or non criminal fines, for that matter.

The fact that the Ontario Government lent a politically correct ear to energy environmentalists who drew the line at all major electricity generation, (essential to major electricity `consumption`) that included nuclear energy, left Ontario in a current socialist- typical huge deficit.

Ontario`s openly activist homosexual/ Energy Minister, George Smitherman was recently moved from the Health Ministry and is infamous for saying he doesn’t think seniors should be uncomfortable in adult diapers for extended periods of time without a change, because he personally tried adult diapers, and presumably said such, in an attempt to keep down a major long term ‘free’ health cost. Can the U.S. expect the same from the non-girly man, Governor of California when it comes to government savings to be deferred to latest sexy socialist causes.

Mr. Smitherman just recently found out that Nuclear Electric Generation is now triple the costs it used to be only a few years ago, and along with Premier McGuinty, decided they won’t be going ahead with any new Nuclear Generator development without offering any alternatives, like buying all future electric needs from Quebec which had the foresight not only to produce enough for their own electricity needs, but damned the environmentalists with a mega giant hydro electric dam and make billions in selling electricity out of province.

Let it also not be forgot that upon election time, McGuinty promised ‘green’ groups he would shut down coal and oil fired generating stations as well.

So here is my latest hydro bill of a property in a ‘Southern’ Ontario rural property (primarily vacant while I rent elsewhere), where patients must drive a minimum of an hour to get to an emergency room and much farther to get on a waiting list for a family doctor.

$54 dollars in sixty day, actual metre- read electricity usage, (the actual only charge consumers used to get) in a total bill of $195.00 that’s balanced out with pay-back the debt charges, delivery charges, and taxes on something socialist provided electricity used to collect taxes for, to subsidize with.

As it now stands, I will have to sell, rent-out or get off the grid ( propane operational costs must be cheaper than this, if one could afford the initial equipment outlay). I don’t earn the kind of living environmentalists do, whoever they are and wherever they work, perhaps downtown Toronto or Ottawa.

These are only two of the socialist costs to Ontarians. The next largest cost is government controlled, and teacher- union supplied, education.

Paul Gordon

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