In honour of Canada Day our gas in New Brunswick was regulated by the provincial government … yet they now put a quarter of a cent on each litre to pay for the costs of regulations. WTF??? So now, instead of paying the $1.119 per litre that we paid on Friday for our gas, for the next two weeks we are guaranteed to pay not more than $1.124 for a litre (see the extra quarter of a cent?). That’s $4.25 a gallon for everyone not on the metric system.
AND the HST (sales taxes) was cut back by one whole percent … down to 14%. ONE PERCENT!! *cough*[idiots] so now I pay 1.24 for my coffee instead of 1.25. Ames – do you all pay 15% (ops, sorry 14% now) like those of us from Ontario over or something lower?
Lord help me what ever will I do with all the extra money? I mean, yes, if I was to buy a car it would save me a whole $300. And maybe in the run of a year it might add up, maybe with utilities (although those fuckers already raised the electricity costs by 13% this year). No savings in gas since they just raised that Saturday which will balance out the tax cut. Maybe on clothes? And it will drop down one percent to 6% on books and there are no taxes on groceries (unless they are pre-cooked) so there’s no savings there.