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got my plate sticker today and the province has decided to sneak in an extra fee. because my truck is registered at a higher g.v.w. the sticker is valid until dec. 31 and does'nt expire on my birthday. the fee is $142.00, however, in fine print it rises to 174 bucks if renewed after dec. 1. FRIGGIN' OUTRAGEOUS !!! :swear:
 
Then they are talking about an annual $250 test for seniors once they hit 80 to see if they are competent. A money grab. All the driver statistics prove that 80+ year old people are not the driving problem that these people are claiming. It might sound like a good idea on the surface but numbers don't lie. People texting are by far and away the biggest problem out there and little is being done about that. Cars need a signal jammer that won't allow phone calls until the car is sitting still. I see idiots driving along mindlessly blathering along. I never go out that I don't see a few of them. These are the problems. Most old people realize when the time has come and they don't drive any more. That's the way it was with my folk. I know 30 year olds whose time has come too. :(
 
I got nailed with that here this year. Cost me $80 more to declare my GVW (which they insisted I do). I have yet to meet another person that had this happen in Sask. And on top of that, the limit for the extra fee is 5000kg (11000 lb) combined weight. When your 3/4 ton truck weighs around 7000 lbs by itself that means I can only pull a measly 4000 lb trailer weight included? I have a flat bed that weight 2500 lbs which means just my truck and EMPTY trailer is only 1500 lb from their limit. They claim it is because the higher weights are harder to stop therefore cause more accidents! I am pretty sure the brakes on my truck ( and trailer) can stop me just as well as a family car if you're paying attention.

Sorry not trying to steal the thread but it isn't a one province problem apparently.



T
 
It's all about increasing government revenue, plain and simple.

How come when any of us needs more money we have to reduce our costs yet when government needs more money they just increase taxation? Shouldn't they look for ways to trim the fat?
 
A lady I know isn't getting her contract with a local college renewed so cuts at the bottom are happening. The guys in the armed forces are seeing major cuts. With the government, the cuts are always at the bottom and we end up with everything top heavy with redundant management. A few years ago, when they are tightening things up at the hospital in Peterborough, people came out of the woodwork trying to make themselves look busy and involved. Workers there had never even seen some of them before until that point. Same happened at the local high schools when Harris was trying to cut the fat. Everyone in the schools was getting programmes going to make themselves look busy. It was so obvious that even our kids were laughing at the antics. We need outside efficiency experts to go in and cut the fat where it really needs to be cut. It's not that difficult if the right people are put in charge. GM used to have a pretty good method. If they had three plants building the Chev, one with 4000 employees, one with 3000 and one with 2000, the company would make the 4000 plant figure out how they were going to get the work done with 3000. Trying to match the 2000 might backfire but they knew that the 3000 was safe. The government could do the same thing with all the departments that they have in different areas.
 
I got nailed with that here this year. Cost me $80 more to declare my GVW (which they insisted I do). I have yet to meet another person that had this happen in Sask. And on top of that, the limit for the extra fee is 5000kg (11000 lb) combined weight. When your 3/4 ton truck weighs around 7000 lbs by itself that means I can only pull a measly 4000 lb trailer weight included? I have a flat bed that weight 2500 lbs which means just my truck and EMPTY trailer is only 1500 lb from their limit. They claim it is because the higher weights are harder to stop therefore cause more accidents! I am pretty sure the brakes on my truck ( and trailer) can stop me just as well as a family car if you're paying attention.

Sorry not trying to steal the thread but it isn't a one province problem apparently.

T

I'm sure the soccer moms that run around town in their half tons and HD trucks to pick their kids up from school don't really care and anywhere the government can get money with additional fees will continue....Not really sure where this rant comes from except I think your in the minority of people where people actually use their trucks as trucks. SGI probably thinks it's a great idea since they don't get many complaints from "truck owners".
 
It can't be worse than Canada Post announcing today that a stamp is going from 63 cents to 84 if you buy in bulk - otherwise a full dollar a stamp for singles!

I think I'm going to be breaking down to buy a few 100 stamp rolls since they stopped putting the price on them they are good for mailing one regular envelope regardless of how old they are..................

Cheers,

Garry
 
A lot of it is inflation folk. Over the last few years the governments here, and south of the border have been printing billions and trillions of dollars. That eventually shows up as inflation. Three years ago, the cheapest apples in the local store cost 69 cents a pound. Now they cost $1.29. Stamps will be going up about 33%. If you keep track, a lot of other stuff has gone up a lot too. Wages and jobs are taking a big dump. Reality isn't very pretty these days.
 
also sounds like everyone in Ontario will be paying another .05c / ltr gas tax next year to pay for Toronto transit, plus more each year after also hydro prices going to double, we're really considering leaving Ontario before the big exodus starts and head to Southern Alberta, getting sick of Ontario Government politics costing us needlessly. 1.3 billion dollar gas plant comes to mind. Guess i'm one of the lucky ones because i'm retired and can get away from this crazyness
 
political mismanagement,greed,and outright theft is a huge problem in this province. nothing happens beyond a half-assed inquiry. nobody goes to jail,that's reserved for the poor sap that loses his job and can't make support payments. :swear:
 
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