Tuesday, April 24, 2018


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Thoughts on Taxation


I see that Mr. Miller wants input to his "round table" on the new tax regulations.

Here is mine, and I hope that he gets some participants at the table who are pensioners, working poor, salaried employees, students, farm and factory and retail and food service workers etc. The vast majority of these people can't benefit from tax loopholes through income sprinkling, converting income to capital gains, or dividends from the family business. etc.

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Trash Talk


Yesterday was garbage/recycle day for me. I put out our recycles in the blue box.

I am trying to follow instructions to the best of my ability.

Cardboard folded, cans washed, and plastic film in a clear plastic bag.

I must have run afoul of the rules governing this type of recyclable because the bag was not taken.

I looked up instructions on the internet. They are specific to the point of being impossible to comply with.

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OPEC Holding the World to Ransom


The recent jump in oil prices and the controversy about Canadian Supply Management under attack by Mr. Trump makes me wonder who is running the Canadian economy.

What does OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) or any other of our supply-managed commodities have in common?

During the period prior to 1999, prices for petroleum products hit rock bottom because of over-production.

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