Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The Translink Tax Fraud Continues
Global is reporting that "The B.C. government has introduced legislation that would allow TransLink to charge a one-time fee to new developments across Metro Vancouver to help pay for the mayors’ glutton council’s 10-year transportation plan."
Translink already receives a billion dollars a year from a regional gas tax above and beyond federal and provincial gas taxes. No private company would be allowed to continue let alone expand operating under a billion dollar a year deficit yet the Mayor Guttons keep on spending.
In addition to the billion dollar a year regional gas tax, Translink receives a tax levy from everyone's BC Hydro bill. Unlike ICBC, Translink is not breaking even it is grossly over budget and no one seems to be addressing that fact. Translink also receives a tax levy on everyone's property tax. Residential and commercial as well as a parking tax. This is tax fraud at it's worst.
It's time to stop the SNC Lavalin fraud in British Columbia once and for all.
Any company needs to be breaking even before it expands and burns more taxes on the dirtiest construction company on the planet that underbids and overcharges government contracts more than Lockheed Martin. We do not need or want LRT to Guildford. Stop the tax fraud.
Taxing new construction doesn't increase incentive to build. New construction creates jobs which in turn pays income tax. Companies that build rental units in Surrey should be exempt from this tax. That would give contractors an incentive to build rental units. Just sayin.
Boeing is good, Bombardier is bad, Lockheed Martin is worse but Translink is horrific.