Ontario Liberals seem to know how to run your life

By Dennis Thompsett, Owen Sound Sun Times

I used to own a cottage out on Balmy Beach. We visited so seldom that I decided to take it off the grid altogether and save all those taxes and delivery fees you get even if you use no electricity. We could use candles and lanterns and fireplaces. It would be fun. Like summer camp. So I asked Hydro One to take the meter away.

Some smug little hydro gnome told me that would not be possible. And if I took it off myself and threw it out on the road with the trash, I could be arrested and they would put it back. And charge me a hefty fee for doing so.

So I learned my lesson: a deal with Hydro One is a deal with the devil.

Take the 10% rebate announced recently on Hydro One bills. Please. It’s a roofie slipped into your drink. And you will awaken to a very rude surprise.

According to Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan, in his recent Fall Economic Update, electricity rates will rise a further 46% over the next five years. After they’ve already gone up nearly 20% over the last seven months. (Curiously, he didn’t mention this). But, hey, you’ll get a 10% rebate starting Jan. 1.

Of course, that 10% will be off the entire bill, after all the unnecessary taxes and stupidity fees are added. Whereas the 46% hike will just be the cost of the electricity. And all the garbage fees will go up accordingly.

So that 10% is not such a Christmas gift after all. And the government has borrowed the $1.1 billion it will cost, at very high interest rates. So those will be added on your bill, too.

And why are electricity costs going up so much anyway? Ahh well, therein lies a sad but typical hat trick of Liberal malfeasance: bad leadership, bad attitude and bad science.

Let’s start with the bad science. The biggest cost of this unprecedented jump will be “green” technology.

Even though, with Climategate, and Global Warming guru Dr Phil Jones’ confession that the data was fudged. That the planet is actually cooling. That the damning hockey stick graph is scientifically insupportable. That the IPCC (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) had to admit their report was tainted. And that the earth has experienced much warmer periods long before man could have had anything to do with it.

So man-made global warming is a proven hoax. But Liberals just cannot let anything go that gives them more control. So, even though producing electricity through “green” sources will not do one thing to save the planet and will cost 10, 15 and even 20 times the market rate — they are going to force us to pay those higher rates. For our own good, you know.

And there’s the bad attitude. Like all Liberals, the Ontario government Liberals believe you are incredibly stupid. Only they know how to run your life. You do not. So please shut up.

After all, look at the fine government and the responsible stewardship you get in return, eh?

And that’s the bad leadership. Since the Liberals took over, the deficit in Ontario has climbed an additional 90%, 68%, 51% — well, sources differ, but all agree, it’s astronomical.

And figures never lie.

For example, Duncan also boasted that over 75% of the jobs lost in the recession have been regained. Sounds great. But he also mentioned that income tax was down $1.13 billion this year, thinking we’re too dumb to connect the dots. But it means those weren’t real jobs. They were all low-paying McJobs.

Of course you are way too stupid to understand the intricacies of the economy and job creation. So you shouldn’t worry your pretty little head about it.

Smarter people than you are running things.

And all they want in return for all their selfless hard work is your vote in the upcoming election.

Just try to remember this one thing: 10% off your electricity bill.

And Hydro One and your caring government will continue making your life better and better.

Just vote Liberal. It only takes a second.

Then you can go back to your big screen eh, dummy?

8 thoughts on “Ontario Liberals seem to know how to run your life

  1. I hope that you are wrong(?), but I fear that people will not really listen to the other side when the big green machine gets rolling. The Greenies are a force to reckoned with and, no doubt, they will follow their not so secret mantra of confusing the issue to the point where the average Joe and Jill will throw their hands up in frustration!

  2. The biggest threat to “these carpet baggers” is the fact that there is a “Political Awakening” around the World now that the Banksters and Elites have destroyed our once great Western Industrialized Society!

    Also the Internet was an unforeseen “dagger” in the “Elites Plans” to “Globalization of the Worlds Sovereignty”!

    Don’t take my word for it…these are statements made by Zbigniew Brzezinski to a UN Organization several years ago…………he stated that there was a “small window of opportunity” to make this a reality by the Rockefellers and de Rothschilds and others who make up the powerful and RICH brokers of the World!

  3. The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order
    The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom, Part 1

    by Andrew Gavin Marshall


    Brzezinski refers to the ‘global political awakening’ as “a truly transformative event on the global scene,” since:

    “For the first time in human history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive. There are only a few pockets of humanity left in the remotest corners of the world that are not politically alert and engaged with the political turmoil and stirrings that are so widespread today around the world. The resulting global political activism is generating a surge in the quest for personal dignity, cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world painfully scarred by memories of centuries-long alien colonial or imperial domination.”

  4. Uhm…

    Don’t throw your unwanted transformer and meter in the garbage, bring it to the closest Hydro One maintenance garage (they’re all over the place) and get a signed receipt for it. Then tell the “nice people” at Hydro One what you did and when you did it and tell them you will no longer pay their bills. RECORD THIS CONVERSATION! They will of course try and collect ANYWAY because they’re stupid, after which time you call the OPP and have them charged with FRAUD!

    This way you can have the province proceed with action against, well, the province!

    Beauty eh!


  5. Dalton and Duncan have hired about 215,000 public servants in the past 7 years…If you assume an average of $50 K including benefits for each job….that amounts to about $10 Billion per year….That’s where a lot of the annual deficits came from…No secret here…

    They also refuse to deal with the problem of the Underground and Contraband economy…This results in Billions of dollars in lost Tax revenue…They claim that 50% of the cigarettes sold in Ontario are contraband…Talking to friends and retailers, this figure is low…

    I guess that Dalton and Duncan find it easier to extract all the monies that they want directly from your wallets and bank accounts via the HST increase and hydro rate increases….

    Who said that Crime doesn’t pay ? The Ontario Liberals prove everyday that Crime is the preferred way to screw the citizens of Ontario and reward those in the Underground Economy….

  6. The new combined provincial income tax return/hydro bill form:

    “Please record your entire income from all sources:”

    “Send it to us!”

    Oh wait! that was last years!



  7. They are all a bunch of Fascists, we keep forgetting about how the world was 100 years ago and of the wars that took place to remove this type of political thinking and manoeuvring.

    Our lives are what they are because of the out-come of the last great war, but the people of Canada have stopped paying attention and that is why they are back, a new and improved politician who’s only interest is serving BIG BUSINESS and staying around long enough to collect their government pension.

    The world has in some places, become more civilized over the last century, but not so for others. Is it too late, maybe it is, time will only tell? The Ontario Liberal Government figured it out. The residents of Ontario stopped paying attention, and that is why we are in the shape we are in. Oddly enough, we are now paying attention, remember we all have a year or so to think about who we would like to put in power. The question, is there just one party out there, that is capable of dealing with the problem we have before us, the answer is “NO”, so the answer whether we like it or not, is to have a minority government. We can do this, however this possess yet another major problem, which is the people of Ontario themselves, only a small percentage will come out to vote.

    If we think we have problems now, they will be nothing compared to the problems Ontario will have if the McGuinty Bandits get in again.

    You can either think, one year from now, with all that has happened within Ontario because of the McGuinty government or you can think more of the same, for the next five years, it’s your choice?

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