發文作者:kahoo | 七月 17, 2007

DEFEAT: 苗大偉受挫

23對22票—
推遲「開徵新稅」投票 10月省選後再抉擇


精彩重溫:

Part 1 (starts at 19:30):
市長
苗大偉向納稅人打主意!!!– 建議市政府徵收土地轉讓稅,以及收取$60的汽車登記年稅
http://www.torontofirstradio.com/archive.asp?filename=ampart12-7-16-2007.asf

Part 2:
李家豪: 苗大偉政府不斷喊窮
,但卻豪花300萬裝修辦公及會議
http://www.torontofirstradio.com/archive.asp?filename=ampart13-7-16-2007.asf


Responses

  1. So, Mayor Miller says he has to raise tax otherwise services will be cut or significantly reduced.

    Has he ever talked about efficiency? Gee, 3 Million spent over some innovation.

    Have they looked at running government operations more efficiently and effectively? I always wonder that one day the majority of the tax revenue will mainly pay for the salaries of the people running the services, leaving so little for services, let alone upgrades and future development.

    Politicians are paid relatively well so they can come up with better plans. Raising taxes should be the last resort and it’s no brainer solution.

    Perhaps, their compensation should be based on how many promises they have kept or how less they have broken. Any self-serving salary raise will only be effective after next election, when they can still be able to hold on to their seats.

  2. What a nice surprise and what a relief!

    I did anticipate the bill was going to be passed; and I am so glad that my anticipation was wrong.

    此一役顯示 city hall 班食塞米市議員當中有一半仲有得救, 其餘一半就 …….. 唉!

    This outcome marks a huge blow to Mayor David Miller’s leadership. And although municipal election is more than 3 years aways, his days are numbered.

  3. cytodex: Well said. I can’t agree with you more.

  4. 睇下佢個衰樣:

  5. Somehow the photo does not show. Sorry. But if you take a look at today’s newspaper, you’ll see.

  6. From what I gather, there are two section to this new tax proposal.

    1. $60/year/car in toronto
    2. An fee in Toronto’s land transfer process.

    I am against the 1st one, but I am pro the 2nd one.

    It will affect the local housing builders, who are trying to sell their houses within Toronto’s boundaries.

    That I have no problem with whatsoever, infact, I am agreeing with this. If you don’t want to pay this land transfer tax, simply don’t have a land transfer within Toronto. its as simple.

    Now, think about it a bit, why were there 23 votes against this? I wonder if the everyone in toronto’s council would vote against the builders, would we have Toronto version of Tung Kin Wah?

  7. Well enough said. I can’t disagree with you more.

  8. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070718.NEXT18/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/

    Check that out…What a nice piece of news in the morning on a Wednesday….

    Maybe it is time Federal and Provincial government start aiding Toronto on this.


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