Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Because of a Bureacratic snafu, thanks to the Ontario Liberals influencing Revenue Canada, I am not entitled to get an early tax rebate cheque on rent


Because of a Bureacratic snafu, thanks to the Ontario Liberals influencing Revenue Canada, I am not entitled to get an early tax rebate cheque on rent taxes I have alread paid. They say wait. We know what is best for you.

Here is my letter to a good friend, who may be able to help:


Jackie,

I always have held the Liberals to be the natural ruling party of Canada...And who really doesn't like Bob Rae?

However, provincially, it's that carpetbagging McGuinty who lately opened a war against the poor. The poor (and pensioners) are not allowed now to get income tax rebates right away, this month, February on their rent. The nanny state of Queen's Park seems to think that if yo...u get your rent rebate early (as most of the poor try to do)--you will probably just fritter it away, or, (horrors!) just spend it on drugs.
So Queen's park has convinced Revenue Canada to spread the anticipated rent rebate over the entire year, in a series of monthly cheques....A new bureaucracy will have to be created for this. Talk about Parkinson's Law!

Every month now (but starting in July!) poor people will get ther rent rebate in tiny cheques of some $62.OO instead of a lump sum of about eight hundred dollars, which is usually a good perk for poor people at this time of year.
Queen's Park seems to say, "Whadaya, whadaya? You get your heating rebate, your HST (hates sales tax?) and combined GST...So stop your bellyaching about not being able to get your rent rebate right away, like the rich people who are, after all people!

So we unwashed are forbidden to claim income tax rebates on our rent, which is pretty high in the first place--like about the full extent of a pension cheque every month! As for those on Ontario Works, egad! Hopeless.
But don't you dare claim a tax rebate on your rent, you unwashed rabble!

It was not my idea to be a starving artist.
Through a divorce, my wife had a better lawyer than I did.

So I am now among the unwashed. Heh. Among the filthy, filthy too....And I can't get my rent rebate because Mr. McGuinty has decided on a nanny state, which knows better than us on how to spend our money. "Tough Luck, Henry muck. You can't get your rent rebate until July. You will then get a whole 62.00.

A two-tier tax system for rich and poor? A new bureaucracy to administer it? Yep.

......So much as I am a fan of the Federal Liberals, the Provincial Liberals remind me of canal water. Every so often there is suction. And we the poor get washed away in the tide.

....Sorry to sound so dour. I had intended to buy an old car with my rent rebate money. Now, thanks to Premier McGuinty, I will be driving "straight eights, or Hush Puppies for some time!
I eagerly await the sixty-six bucks, come July.

Hoo-Ha.

29 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

And so another layer of beauracracy is created and the state goes more into debt trying to save people from themselves. Can't be done

eric1313 said...

it's the shell game.

Whenever things like this happen, money gets stolen from the coffers involved. Often enough for some to get caught occasionally and go down, thus ending corruption in their happy little community.

eric1313 said...

right, i thought so too...


Anyway, good to see you Ivan, and hope they quit rocking your boat.

ivan said...

Charles,

That seems so true. As of today, the Provincial (State) government is in deficit of thirty billion.
This us from Ontario, the former industrial engine of Canada.

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Eric1313,

Thanks for the support, moral and insightful.

I am still smarting over the immediate short-term loss of about a thousand dollars to the Feds because of Provincial manipulation. And this goes for about two million otherfolk in the same boat. Yep. All that money was just sitting there, and vulnerable to jerrymandering.
Seems to me if you dig deep enough into Ontario, Mafia Miltie shows his dark face. Ha ha. Kind of reminds you of Michigan? Certainly old Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Hi folks,

A couple new articles of mine available on this world wide web thingy:

1) North End United Co-Op debacle highlights affordable housing problems. You may have heard about this housing co-op which had to get creditor protection to keep from being foreclosed. Most media coverage has focused on how the contractors are out lots of money, but there's much more to the story, including the continued lack of adequate affordable housing in Halifax: http://halifax.openfile.ca/halifax/text/north-end-united-co-op-debacle-highlights-affordable-housing-failure

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Chris,

Affordable housing is a problem in nearly every Province.

It's that ponzi scheme of developers to "buid,baby, build."

But not roads or affordable housing.

One day we will all pay. There will be designer-dresed hitch hikers on the road.

Anonymous said...

I-V-A-N!
Australia's prime minister and her ex foreign minister are bludgeoning it out for top dog (leadership). he, more favored with Aussie public, but a ditherer with actually 'doing' anything, she rather unpopular, but able to pass 269 pieces of legislation thru a minority gov't!
Political theatre is fascinating, a writer's dream.......
pam xx

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Pam,

Well. Welcome back,strager!


Seems your computer had crashed and you were almost AWOL from us.

We are glad to see you somehow back on the air.


You caught a synchronicity between the Australiand Feds and our Provincial Liberals.

One Dalton McGuinty, himself in a minority government that is going broke,is allowing all kinds of bureaucratic bullying of the electorate to glean money from any source, especially the poor.

BTW, This just came in from Australia:

Letter



Don't ever think that Canada's bureaucratic harassment is any better.





Subject: AUSTRALIAN LETTER OF THE YEAR.

It appears not just in North America have the monkeys been running the zoo!





AUSTRALIAN LETTER OF THE YEAR.

This is an actual letter sent to the DFAT (Department of Foreign

Affairs and Trade) Immigration Minister. The Government tried

desperately to censure the author, but got nowhere because every

legal person who read it nearly wet themselves laughing!






Dear Mr Minister,

I'm in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe this.

How is it that K-Mart has my address and telephone number, and knows

that I bought a television set, a golf clubs and 6 condoms from them back in 1997,

and yet the Federal Government is still asking me where I was born and on what date?



For Christ sakes, do you guys do this by hand?

My birth date you have in my Medicare information, and it is on all

the income tax forms I've filed for the past 40 years.

It is also on my driver's licence, on the last eight passports I've ever had, on all those

stupid customs declaration forms I've had to fill out before being allowed off planes

over the past 30 years.



It's also on all those insufferable census forms that I've filled out every 5 years since 1966.

Also... would somebody please take note, once and for all, that my mother's name is

Audrey, my father's name is Jack, and I'd be absolutely fucking astounded if that ever

changed between now and when I drop dead!!!...



What the hell do you people do with all this information we keep having to provide??

I apologise, Mr. Minister. But I'm really pissed off this morning..

Between you and me, I've had enough of all this bullshit!

You send the application to my house, then you ask me for my address!!

What the hell is going on with your mob? Have you got a gang of mindless

Neanderthal arseholes working there!

And another thing, look at my damn picture. ... Do I look like Bin Laden?



I can't even grow a beard for God's sakes. I just want to go to New Zealand and see

my new granddaughter. (Yes, my son interbred with a Kiwi girl). And would someone

please tell me, why would you give a shit whether or not I plan on visiting a farm in the

next 15 days? In the unlikely event I ever got the urge to do something weird to a sheep

or a horse, believe you me, I'd sure as hell not want to tell anyone!



Well, I have to go now, 'cause I have to go to the other side of Sydney, and get another

fucking copy of my birth certificate - and to part with another $80 for the privilege of

accessing MY OWN INFORMATION!



Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the same spot, to assist in the

issuance of a new passport on the same day??



Nooooo.. that 'd be far too fucking easy.

You would much prefer to have us running all over the bloody place

and then have to find some 'high-society' wanker to confirm

that it's really me in the goddamn photo! You know the photo... the one where we're

not allowed to smile?!.

Signed - An Irate Australian Citizen.

Ivan@creativewritring.ca said...

PS:

The letter goes on to hilarious proportions, but the HTML has conked out on me.

Cheers, Pam, and so glad to see you back!

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Pam,

This jusgt in from Josie, of Vancouver:


Does she have a new e-mail address? I know Susan Parker is trying to get ahold of her too. Can you let her know? Thanks!

Donnetta said...

Oh, the Tax Man. Enuf said. Sigh. D

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Donnetta,

There is a great old song by the Beatles on this. The Tax Man.

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha...your first major mistake is aligning thoughts and political sympathy with the origional little commie,and notable schizophrenic of the political world,uncle Bobby Rae...he can't yet make up his mind where he belongs...he should ask me...ha ha ha...if it were up to him,you wouldn't even be allowed toilet paper without public inventory...and when do the Liberals dance?...according to Rae's scales,Ivan,you're rich,man,rich...so,lie back and think of the Liberals while you're being screwed royally...har har miss purity...

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Tony,

Well, with the provincial Liberals--What, no foreplay?

Anonymous said...

with the liberals,no foreplay is standard scrotus operandus...for most,it's a a huge drawback...for liberals,collecting taxes is akin to the big "O"...for uncle Bobby,it's deciphering between the big "O" and a tax return...uncle Bobby says you're rich,man,rich...lie back and think of uncle Bobby...har har miss purity...ya gotta keep giving...

ivan said...

Brings to mind a line from an old Mexican movies I once saw.

"My friend Jamie. He lend you a boat."

Anonymous said...

with holes in it...how's your C major 13th,kid ?...

ivan said...

Tony,

I am something of a shoemaker at building esoteric chords like C Major 13th.
I brought it up to a lazy version F but I haven't got the big opposable thumb most guitar players have to deaden the heavy E-sting at the same time.

...Or fok it. Bar it right across the F position...You won't stay in that chord long anyway. :)

Anonymous said...

if it sounds good,it is good...sympathies and condolences are in order for you,however,as I noted that uncle Bobby Rae had to really struggle with the most uncomfortable prospect of delivering a public apology to Conserv. MP Toews...Rae looked like he had been invaded by a gigantic parasitic leech which had gained entry through his posterior orifice...what goes around,comes around,barre none...cheers,kid...

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Ah well.

I think I have become a little cynical. Politics and divorce...been halfway though it.

Can't play a C Major 13th.

So cast your broad upon the water?

the walking man said...

How's this one for you Ivan--it seems the city of Detroit will run out of money to meet payroll by April, the scheme then is to not pay us our pensions for the rest of the fiscal year and give that money to them who are still employed by the defucked city.

Funnier still is because i paid into Social Security for an aggregate 50 years, I am $326 per month too rich to get food assistance.

Yep i'd be looking for a rich man to rob every month between now and July and leave him an IOU with the finance ministers name on it.

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Mark,

I fear that Ontario, once a kind of super-Detroit(though more like Insurance, Banking Steelmaking,automobile production) -- is going the way of Motor City.

Mr. McGuinty seems more concerned in ensuring his bureaucrats are guarenteed permanent
employment-- rather than jobs for the actual hard workers.

The middle class seems to be doing fine, thank you, especially doctors and lawyers, all the government payroll.

Seems to me you can't get something out of nothing. All sorts of jobs at Queens Park (Our State Capital, sort-of)--but who will pay for it all. There ain't no jobs. Seems to me Mr. McGuinty is bribing us with our own money, and even there, he holds the large sums due to us poo' folk--right in his finely manicured hand.
I am tempted to be anatomical in my description of the honourable Premier.
Let us hope that The New Democratic Party, which holds the balance right now in Mr. McGuinty's minority government, finally puts the thumb to his annoying cymbal.

Anonymous said...

tons of ontario money was spirited out in an orange chopper,personned/not manned, by someone very light in the loafers,under and on Premier McGoo's watch...ya gotta just love those social engineering liberals...ontario now almost rivals greece in its financial despair and dire straits...don't go up the stairs first...I suspect it's more than thumbs to be concerned with...avast ye swabs...har har miss purity...

Anonymous said...

Gotchya:

//This jusgt in from Josie, of Vancouver:


Does she have a new e-mail address? I know Susan Parker is trying to get ahold of her too. Can you let her know? Thanks!//
I will go and try to find Susan's blog, I remember the red high heels vividly, but the blog name I will play at...bear with me.

Thanks
Pam

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Pam,

We hear you as you resurface.

Welcome to here among the living, mate. :)

Josie says
here is Susan Parker's blog.

http://wwwguilty-with-an-explanation.blogspot.com/

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Tony,

I knew that we should beware of Italians bearing gifts. Or, at least accepting them. Exerpt from news item:



Another red flag was the $1.2 million in loans Ornge reportedly provided to Mazza on top of his generous $1.4 million salary.


...And they won't give me back the tax I paid on rent!

Mazza. Zoom-zoom.

Anonymous said...

yeah,and it wasn't him I was referring to,but the former M of Health...begs the question whose health he was looking after,one would think...you are one solitary soldier in a battle against multi thousands of mindless and robotic gov't. lackies...and this is why,in banana republics,people revolt,essentially because they don't have too much,or anything, to lose...in this country,one of the political/gov't. premises hard in hand is "not to worry,they won't/can't do anything about it"...and,typically,we don't/can't...cheers,David...keep your slingshot,there'll be another day...

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