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Christy Clark’s Next Megaproject and Elon Musk

Monday, BC Premier Christy Clark will unveil her new economic action [!] plan for the next BC megaproject sector.

Fresh from the announcements of the soon to be massively successful LNG job fair this month, the BC premier announced that Elon Musk will be a key investor in the new BC Unicorn Ranching sector.

Beaming, the premier announced that the next big thing is that Unicorn Ranching will take the Pacific Rim by storm, bringin’ a wave of prosperity like nothing we’ve ever seen, except for LNG.

Projected to bring in $1.01 trillion to BC’s economy over the next 7 generations, it will provide enough tax revenue to build fixed crossings from Steveston to both Gibsons and Sydney, as well as convert all hospitals, government fleet vehicles and private jets, and voucher schools to LNG-powered local ecosystems with sunflower green roofs.

Unicorn Ranching will provide 433,000 net new job years through to the end of the century, allowing us also to create a new graduation stream allowing the equine-inclined to leave school after grade 8 to work full time wrangling and manning new Unicorn Dude Ranches to be situated in key areas near 108 Mile Ranch and Vanderhoof.

Elon Musk may be a key investor.

First Nations consultations will occur at the beginning of the next decade. 2017 Throne Speech talking points are already being developed and Elon Musk, who does ride horses, may have heard of this plan; at least his people have been emailed.

 

Embracing BC NDP Corporate Tax Increases

It’s time to start this new era of the BC NDP by pre-emptively spinning the fear-mongering campaign that the BC neoLiberal party will embark on any hour now: that the new BC NDP will raise corporate taxes and destroy our economy and put everyone out of work. Far from true, despite the 30 years of indoctrination we’ve been brainwashed with.

A couple things to consider:

  1. Corporate tax cuts don’t create jobs and grow the economy because of any unicorn-inspired trickle-down theory elfin mythology. Why? Because that great bastion of communism, the Globe and Mail, says so. So don’t be duped by government rhetoric to come because the BC Liberal party is funded to the armpits by the corporations benefitting from the tax cuts. They’re hardly unbiased.
  2. The BC Liberal party has been in a corporate tax cut frenzy for a whole decade to create a justification for the “New Era” “tough choices” of cutting services, privatizing, contracting out, closing hospital beds, undermining crown corporations’ social capital, cutting people off welfare, closing schools and generally eroding the public sector. Would you like some proof, beyond how the first $500,000 of corporate revenue will be tax free in 9.5 months? Try this from the BC Liberals’ own budget documents from the fall of 2010, it’s textbook Shock Doctrine:

So when you start hearing how the new BC NDP will be bad for business, remember these facts.

Facts are good. They are the silver bullet for voodoo fear tactics. Embrace hope and principle and reject zombie neoliberal economics designed to impoverish the poorest 95% of the citizens.

And if you would like to read more about how low corporate taxes have dropped in BC in this past decade, read all about it here.