Hey, you, get off of my cloud.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Looks like we can afford those tax cuts...

Well, well, it looks like we ended up with about $14 billion in loose change behind the sofa cushions for the last fiscal year. By my reckoning we could have afforded that second GST reduction, a return to the lower incomes tax rates enacted in 2005 and a business tax cut too.

I guess the real question is whether we'll share in that $30-40 tax brak evenly, or if it will be handed out as yet another spending program in tax cut clothing.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Illegal Trade?

The Liberty Dollar may get some national (or even international attention) as a couple in Wisconsin have been charged with offering a $20 medallion in exchange for goods. Read the full story here.

While I'm not a money crank I certainly see no reason for any government to get involved in the free exchange of goods. The way the US dollar has been going lately, I think many people might be happy to take silver in place of legal tender.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

It's not a surplus...

...it's an overtaxation!

Politics is as much about winning the war of semantics as fighting on the actual issues, how successful would the pro-choice movement be if their opponents had been successful in labeling them the pro-baby killers?

So as our federal government announces its tenth (give or take) annual surplus I call on everybody out there to start calling it what it is, an overtaxation.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Brand New Day?

(Please excuse the pun, a friend of mine had a bunch left over from Stockwell's 2000 leadership and I got a great deal.)

One of the best healthcare developments in a long time is the election of Dr. Brian Day as the head of the Canadian Medical Association. Dr. Day laid out a series of goals that respect universal healthcare access while attacking the state's dangerous monopoly. You can read more here, but the key message for Canadians is this "“No one wants to adopt a so-called American-style health system … there are systems with universal coverage and no wait lists. They do deliver better care at less cost than here in Canada.”

If Dr. Day can sell that message we might actually start to make some progress.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lindy Live at the LSS

Just in case you missed it here's a small taste of the biggest and best Liberty Summer Seminar yet...

More video to come soon!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Nothing Special

In honour of the upcoming Liberty Summer Seminar I'd like to send this one out to the Nanny State. See you there!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The CMA Gets it Right

Here, here.

The goal of all Canadian governments should be to see that everyone has access to health care; this can be achieved by paying for the care of those who can't afford it. Owning hospitals, employing doctors and nurses, banning health insurance and preventing doctors from working both publicly and privately are all measures that are not only unrelated to this goal, they seem to be preventing us from reaching it.