...To Bring In $2.5 Billion Dollars.
Never mind that 4 percent MSP increase removal for 2017 thingy that the Clarklandians have bamboozled the Lotuslandian proMedia into focussing on over the past few news cycles (Ooooooh! Look! Shiny!!!)...
Because Dermod Travis of Integrity BC has instead noted the fee-for service gouging that has been going on during the entirety of the years of Clarklandia:
Moving out from individuals to the entirety of the British Columbian citizenry, the prediction by Cookie Dough Mike and his minions is that MSP will bring in a collectively regressive $2,549,000,000 this fiscal year (see pg 127).
First: No other government in Canada hauls in money in this completely non-progressive way.
Second: Take away that $2.5B gouge/regressive pretend-it's-not-a-tax and Cookie Dough's new prediction of a $1.9B surplus is completely gone.
Assuming, of course, I still know how to do the new anti-Clarklandian math which is based on fee-for-service subtraction.
Given all that, should we be surprised that the good Ms. Clark is suddenly running around (again) saying that she is going to reform things (for absolute sure this time) because she says "I really don't like the way MSP works."
And, even more so, should we be surprised that proMedia organs like the CBC play this codswallop straight-up?
For those not from BC, those premiums above are monthly...Annual fees are $900 for individuals and $1,800 for families.