Thursday, August 10, 2017

Jamie Biggs-Tillotson UCP apple doesn't fall from from the PC "dynasty" tree of entitlement apparently. Love · Reply · 55 · Yesterday at 8:35pm Manage Julie Ali Julie Ali Lovely way of putting it. The tree of the PCs (split and broken) bears rotten UCP fruit. Like · Reply · 4 · Yesterday at 10:03pm

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Eileen Banks So let me get this straight. We the taxpayer are paying the rent on this apartment. The MLA is making money on it by renting it out when he is not there, such as weekends. He pockets the money he makes. How is this not double dipping? He defends this by saying a lot of people with apartments rent them out when thy aren't around. True. He leaves out the part where those people are paying for those apartments out of their own pocket, not mine and yours.
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Julie Ali Thank you for the clear explanation of the facts. Now I am curious about the folks who think this is a fiscally sound way of using empty space.
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Rena Chiovelli Well, I mean, if you want to get all "detailed" about it....
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Jo-Ann Mason Well said!
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Mike Olesik According to gary feltham, that is not double dipping, hahaha
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Donald Wiwad Julie Ali ; Do you remember Jean sleeping in a tent after the Fort Mc. fire? Was his tax paid aprt. rented out at that time? Just asking. lol
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Julie Ali Donald Wiwad I don't know what this has to do with Mr. Fildebrandt's use of his empty space but there you go. You add your perspective confusing though it is.
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Carol Rodd Derek stands for personal responsibilty (create money through capitalism) and low taxes. 
Meanwhile, the NDP have stolen record amounts of money from our pockets through tax increases. Low information voters are oblivious to this grand theft. 


Wanting bigger government and the government to control your money and how it gets spent is what oil rich Venezualians chose . . . . . look at them now.
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Dean Cail Carol: low information voters are oblivious to the morally corrupt. Derek stands for personal profit at the expense of the taxpayer
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Carol Rodd Dean Cail 
Reality is missing from your comment. Derek took no additional funds from the taxpayer.
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Julie Ali You have got to be joking. Derek stands for using public money to make more money which is fine if he had a loan from a bank, but not fine when he is using the public bank to make money. The NDP are piling up debt but so far I haven't heard of any MLAs in the NDP camp doing this sort of business venture using a loophole that should be closed.
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Harvey Bishop Carol Rodd Noooo, you are wrong once again. As for taxes, the Alberta PCs put most of them there. With Derek's situation, you are defending his wrongdoing. The Alberta PCs, in the last 30 years did the most costliest scandals in Canadian history. The UCP will carry on that legacy, if they were to be elected. They won't get elected.
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Susan Tyndall what a load of BS Carol,if it was a NDPer you would scream foul !
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Carol Rodd Susan Tyndall 
If you buy something that has been given a government grant/subsidy, is it yours?
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Linsey Jacob Gould
 Your current government is going 90 billion in the hole an you're outraged about 2500?
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Daniel Watson The finance critic is acting unethically. Yes that is an outrage. Your argument is akin to some saying that petty crime doesn't matter at all because there are murderers in the world. All has to be dealt with in its own way.
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Dean Cail Daniel Watson hear hear 👍
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Michael Goman Really trying to distract people from refusing to adhear to foip request for costs of PPA changes
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Julie Ali Yes I am outraged. Why do we have entitled MLAs who think they can skim more cream from the herd's milk?
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Harvey Bishop Linsey Jacob Gould The debt/deficit was caused by the Alberta PCs, from them doing multitudes of very costly scandals and neglect in the last 30 years. The Alberta PCs also acknowledged that Alberta would still be in the deficit position it has now, if they were still in power, or if another government besides the NDP were in power in Alberta right now.
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Linsey Jacob Gould I completely understand the difference between ethical expectations and financial ineptitude. However it's not alarming to me at all that this occurs with in the political realm. I imagine everyone is doing it or something different but along the same unethical lines. I don't believes laws are being broken. The thing is people push the limit in respect to employer benefits all the time. Whether it's driving a work vehicle for personal expense, using the company gas card more then you should, writing off semi personal outings as business, taking items from the employer... the list goes on. Basically what I'm saying is for me there is a moral grey area there where I can turn a blind eye. There is simply bigger fish to fry.
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Julie Ali Linsey Jacob Gould You may be able to do it but based on the public yapping here the rest of us aren't able to turn a blind eye.
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Andrew Robert Francis
 'Although he said he’s done nothing wrong, Fildebrandt accused former Wildrose leader Brian Jean’s “backroom operators” of “personal smears” over the apartment on the day after he was critical of his former boss.'

So much for the United right!
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Julie Ali The Wildrose should never have merged with the PCs. There is no united right. There is just a group of folks hoping to become the next government.
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Linda Leahy Typical RIGHT WINGERS only in it for themselves. He is a hypricate.
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Les R. Landry Makes me wonder how much did Brian Jean know and when did he find out.
If he and his caucus knew this was going on, they are all to blame for letting it carry on.
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Harold Ingram There is some very stupid posts here. He charges back for only the time parliament is in session. What is the difference whether hotel room or apartment . Either are legal expenses. Gees the bimbo steals millions of tax payers money trying to legalize child depravity and you people go nuts.
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Yuri Wuensch There "are" some very stupid posts here. #irony
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Harvey Bishop Harold Ingram You are spouting gibberish again. The Alberta PCs, in the last 30 years, were the ones who virtually depleted Alberta's finances from multitudes of very costly scandals and neglect. The UCP is continuing those shady and corrupt practices. Derek's screwup proves that. #ucpisnotready #UnitedCorruptableParty
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Harold Ingram Harvey Bishop the. Oh mouth at it again. Hates the word profit, but doesn't know what it means. A life time welfare recipient that loves socialists because they pay. Eternal freebies at the expense of those who work and pay taxes. A real waste of skin.
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John Smith Harold Ingram "Stupid posts". Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! 

As for "bimbo", well Harper is gone, the PC's are gone from AB, and Brad Wall just announced his retirement today (think rat fleeing the ship). So that is a lot of "bimbos" go
ne having left messes for others to try to clean up.

But you have two bimbos in waiting in Brian Jean and Jason Kinney (think nasty) in AB. And it is clueless voters like you that may well put one of them in to create more havoc again.
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Julie Ali John Smith I think Mr. Wall is not gone. He is probably going into federal politics. Mr. Jean is a nice man and despite your negative chatter about him it doesn't really matter if the majority of Albertans vote for him. Mr. Kenney is a bit more problematic and might be yet another federal MP telling us to look in the mirror and enter the past but there you go. I don't find any of these folks "bimbos". If they got to the top of the power pyramid they are plenty strategic and smart.
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Doris Johnson
 To be fair, I find it hard to find much wrong with Mr Fildebrandt's actions. He is entitled to claim up to $23,160 of our money for accomodation. Instead, he has rented his place out periodically and claimed only $7,720. That means he saved us the taxpayers $15,440. Doesn't seem to be much wrong with that.
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Kelly Winger Your math is off. Re-read. He claimed $7720 over a three-month period and during that period had a minimum of 8 Air BnB renters. Plenty wrong with that.
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Daniel Watson He hasn't deducted his earning from AirBnB from what he has claimed for rent at all.
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Brian LaBelle He had a chance to be a leader and come up with a way to save taxpayers money like you suggested, instead he chose to use our money to subsidize his rental business. 

You know that if somebody was using their AISH payments to pay off a second mortgage on the house they rent out that Derek would accuse them of "playing the system".
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Brendan M. Smith Seriously. You didn't get that he has only claimed for the first three months of the year. He was heading for the whole subsidy, while. Asking a profit off tax supported rent, how is this not clear!
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Dave MacDougall I am agreeing with the Wow comment.
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Julie Ali Brian LaBelle Yup. Anyone on AISH who did this would have income clawed back stat and be kicked off AISH. We have the MLA doing it and no consequences. None.
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Tim Browatzke
 They said they were fiscally responsible. I say it stinks Redford in sheeps clothing! Did you exepect less from the elite?
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Lucia Iorio Like your post!
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Julie Ali All politicians are the same. All political parties are the same. Do you think the NDP are any different than the PCs or the UCP folks? We're just being naive when we think the different brands are unique.


Erik Scott
 "the rules explicitly state that MLAs are only entitled to the actual costs incurred"

So all the money he's pocketed from renting it out is stolen from the taxpayers. People get arrested, charged, and hauled in front of a judge for shoplifting 20 bucks from the corner store. When will we hold scumbags like this to the same standards that the rest of us are held to?
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Julie Ali Politicians make the laws. They are never accountable as a consequence. Only citizens are accountable and get penalties.
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Cam Wilson Julie Ali Yes its called legal corruption, the worst of its kind because it cant l be eradicated.
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Julie Ali Cam Wilson Why are politicians so lucky? Because they know how to make the laws to benefit themselves and not citizens. It's troubling.
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Jamie Biggs-Tillotson
 UCP apple doesn't fall from from the PC "dynasty" tree of entitlement apparently.
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Julie Ali Lovely way of putting it. The tree of the PCs (split and broken) bears rotten UCP fruit.

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