Commentswhen is Ontario's MPP's going to stand up for the consumers and throw a shoe at McGuinty.
For goodness sakes man, how much funding and bleeding out of Ontario consumer pockets does the average Ontario citizen have to take before the Glee Club Liberals figure it out.
Caterpillar didn't leave because of wages. Oh it may have some implications. But the biggest expense a company incurs into its operating budget is, ENERGY!
The single biggest expenses Ontario manufacturing incur are energy uses.
The federal government isn't to blame on an American company leaving. It's the stupid Ontario Green Energy plan forecasting another decade of massive energy increases. Companies like Caterpillar are dying from eco-liberalism. Factor in excessive interventions by regulation by the Energy Minister and other liberal lead provincial ministry offices. Hardly an Ontario industry or manufacturing outfit can work in this province.
Yes, wages make up a sizable portion of the full budget of a manufacturing firm. But clearly, not all wage cuts can save a company from death if the energy they consumes still causes its product shipped off the dock to cost way more than other company building a similar product. The Ontario company either shuts down or relocates. And that's exactly what Caterpillar has done.
Sure the "save jobs" crowd, and pointing fingers at the company looks good. But the sad fact is, Caterpillar couldn't exist in Ontario because it cost too much money to produce the product here and elsewhere. Ontario is pricing itself out of competition because of liberal regulations.
And Ontario Liberals have no idea what industrialization is. they think it's some sort of social agency.
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100 British MPs Revolt Over Wind Farm Subsidies
Posted by Guest Column on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Critics say wind farms are inefficient because the wind cannot be guaranteed to blow at times of greatest energy demand. They are also said to be unsightly, blighting the landscape.
David Cameron has been hit by a major protest by Conservative MPs over the Government’s backing for wind farms, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose. A total of 101 Tory MPs have written to the Prime Minister demanding that the £400 million-a-year subsidies paid to the “inefficient” onshore wind turbine industry are “dramatically cut”. The demands will be a headache for Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary, who joined the Cabinet on Friday when Chris Huhne resigned after being charged with perverting the course of justice. The Tory MPs, including several of the party’s rising stars as well as former ministers, say it is wrong that hard-pressed consumers must pay for the expansion of onshore wind power. A Downing Street spokesman said: “The Government has commissioned a review of subsidy levels and we are proposing a cut for onshore wind subsidies to take into account the fact that costs are coming down.”—Patrick Hennessy, The Sunday Telegraph, 5 February 2012More...
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