A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
It reads like this;
Don’t Insult My Sacrifice
I, _____________________, as a New York City police officer, request that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refrain from attending my funeral services in the event that I am killed in the line of duty. Due to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito's consistent refusal to show police officers the support and respect they deserve, I believe that their attendance at the funeral of a fallen New York City police officer is an insult to that officer's memory and sacrifice. _______________________ Signature
After what di Blasio did to his police department, if I were a cop and got a call from the mayor needing assistance, I'd be real tempted to stop off at Dunkin Donuts on the way, have a couple of custard filled with a cup of coffee before responding.
Cops tell de Blasio: Stay away from our funerals | New York Post
The dirty truth is the new harsher penalties for selling untaxed cigarettes in NYC went into effect this year. It was the former Mayor Bloomberg that was responsible for that one. He is also responsible with his war on tobacco raising taxes on a pack of cigarettes so high that it has created the black market problem in NYC. They say almost half the cigarettes consumed in NYC are untaxed. If a person consumed a pack a day at NYC rates, in a week's time they would have put out $91.00. Middle class/lower incomes can't afford it so the black market took off. This is where loosies, selling one cigarette at a time for around .50 to poor people became popular. They could buy 6 smokes for the day at around 3.00 and not have to put out $13 bucks for a pack they did not have. It also helped people like Garner supplement his income, tax free. Whether you bought a loosie or a full pack from him, he was making money on the deal. Now between the loss revenue due to untaxed cigarettes and rich people leaving the city in droves due to the burden of higher taxes put on them, these big government types who need revenue to fund it saw how much they were losing to the black market they had created and the word came from the top to crack down on untaxed cigarettes. They need smokers paying the taxes. After all it is smokers that pay the taxes that fund SHIIP (Medicaid, Seniors and children) and other government programs so non-smokers don't have to. Even this year when Obama started talking about his new daycare proposal he announced his answer on how to fund it: from smokers. The President proposed a 94 cent per pack increase in the federal cigarette tax, with revenue going to support a much needed expansion of early childhood education. Every damn program out of the federal government comes with a responsibility of states to provide a certain amount to receive federal funding.
If anyone is to blame for Garner's death it is big intrusive government always needing revenue to feed the monsterous kitty they have created. Because that is what led to the police of NYC being forced to uphold the laws of their city that treats such a crime as selling untaxed cigarettes darn near the same as a criminal charged with grand theft auto. De Blasio needs revenue and he went the easy route to find it just like mayors and governors across this country do everyday. Sin taxes. Yet now he, Holder, Obama, Sharpton all big government guys want to blame it on racism. *puke*
Last edited by vesper; 12-13-14 at 07:45 PM.
Criminal? Get real.
First it's not clear that Garner was selling anything when he was arrested. Second selling loose cigarettes, strictly speaking, isn't a crime, selling "packages" is. Third, even then it's about as criminal as a guy who rounds up his charitable donations on his income taxes. We're not talking Ted Bundy here.
As for the cops they can do what they want. di Blasio is just as much the Mayor of Eric Garner as he is of the cops.
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?
The new harsher laws/fines involving selling any untaxed cigarettes went into effect this year. You get arrested and take a trip downtown. The police officers are under orders to enforce the laws.
But hey let's make it racist instead of addressing excessive taxation on cigarettes which has created the black market.
Let's get Holder, de Blasio, Obama, and Sharpton making it about race.
And just for you here is a video of a protest group over this racially charged case marching down the streets of NYC. Listen to what they are chanting.
"What do we want?" "Dead Cops!"