Monday, March 14, 2005

JETSGO Downfall Highlights Canada's Tax Grab

A nightmare weekend for all the hard working Canadians who have looked forward to a "holiday". 17000 people left to their own devices to get airborne and try and enjoy a much needed break form this brutal Canadian winter and our brutal Canadian Government.

Bad enough to have your dreams almost dashed let alone the misery that awaits you when you look for some "fair play" here on refunds of the actual booked fare.

Immediately on hearing of this closure, MasterCard and Visa told their customers that they would be getting a full refund on the charges related to the bookings. Also TICO, our Ontario travel insurance agency announced a full refund on the flight booked through travel agencies.

What is not clear or maybe is too clear is that our Federal Government will not refund, I repeat: WILL NOT, refund any taxes that were paid to them. This makes up at least half of the price of an airline ticket. Airport rental fees, Fuel Tax, Goods and Service Tax and on and on.........

Our Minister of Transportation was on TV spouting his "no involvemnet" in Jetsgo's demise because they are a private comapny.............. Yada Yada........"no taxpayers money will be used to bail this company out....." and on and on.............

What he meant was that the poor Canadian suckers who bought tickets for a Jetsgo flight can forget about getting any taxes back from the Government.

Don't even think this is wrong even though the tax or Goods and Services was charged even though there were no Goods and Services rendered. Fuel Taxes were charged even though no fuel was burnt. Airport Taxes were charged just for the priviledge to be able to stand in lines for the opportunity to hear you were being screwed and you had better like it!

It's quite alright for the Government Reps to fly anywhere in the world at the drop of a hat in private jets at our expense with no haslles, red carpet treatment and empty seats around them while all the while the poor hard working folks who support these troughers get screwed over when they just worked for at least 52 weeks and scrimped and saved their pennies for a few days in a climate that may make everything facing them for the next 52 weeks all "worthwhile".

Hopefully when all these folks get back from their "vaction" they will have enough fortitude to launch a public outcry and demand that the Government "come good" for what amounts to yet another "Tax Grab" by our venerable "leaders".

Blame Jetsgo for whatever you want but dig deeper and you might find there is more to it's downfall than poor management. Jetsgo's idea to provide an affordable alternative to Airline Travel for the working poor was admirable even though probably doomed from the outset. After all, why would a small upstart company be allowed to challenge the status quo of the major airlines operating as a monopoly in our gracious country. How dare working class people demand a fair shake and cheap seats to travel when only the rich and priviledged few of this country "should" be able to enjoy air travel?

Shame on you workers!.........the next time you want to go south.............hitch hike!

11 Comments:

At 8:49 PM , Blogger Online Incomes said...

Hey I was just blog surfing amd I found your blog! Looks Great!

I also have a cheap plane ticket flight
It deals mostly with cheap plane ticket flight plus other stuff,
You can save up to 50% your next flight!

You should check it out if you get a chance!!

 
At 12:54 AM , Blogger Mohawk Man said...

What kind of @#$% is this?

confused,

MM

Next Time Travel in style with charter plane

 
At 12:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice. If you liked this, Then you may also find this a useful site cheap travel insurance
It contains much infomative stuff.

 
At 5:12 PM , Anonymous airfare cheap said...

Hey I was just browsing and found your blog...very cool!

Check out my site and blog
airfare cheap

 
At 10:51 PM , Anonymous Cheap Flight said...

Hi, I was recently surfing, checking out the latest information on discount airline ticket and I came accross your site. While discount airline ticket was not what I was searching for, I found your site to be an interesting one.

Hi, maybe you can drop by my site one of those days discount airline ticket

 
At 7:26 PM , Anonymous Cheap Flight said...

I recently came accross your site site while searching for information on airline tickets. Did not find the info on airline tickets which is what I was really searching for, but found your site to be rather informative.

Great if you can pop over to my site some day http://www.cheap-flights.ebizempires.com

 
At 10:25 PM , Anonymous Cheap Flights said...

Just browsing and found your blog

Love it!
cheap flight

 
At 9:21 PM , Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 12.15
oakley sunglasses, louboutin shoes, michael kors outlet online, prada outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, oakley sunglasses, nike free, oakley sunglasses, replica watches, burberry outlet, christian louboutin, nike air max, tiffany jewelry, tiffany jewelry, ralph lauren outlet, ray ban sunglasses, burberry factory outlet, cheap jordans, longchamp outlet, michael kors, ralph lauren polo, michael kors outlet online, replica watches, gucci handbags, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, uggs on sale, michael kors handbags, nike outlet, nike air max, uggs on sale, uggs outlet, christian louboutin, prada handbags, uggs outlet, tory burch outlet, louis vuitton outlet, louboutin uk, longchamp bags, longchamp outlet, ray ban sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton handbags, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, uggs on sale, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton outlet

 
At 9:23 PM , Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

louboutin pas cher, timberland pas cher, nike trainers uk, true religion jeans, nike roshe run pas cher, nike air max pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, lunette ray ban pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, lululemon outlet, michael kors outlet online, michael kors, coach outlet store online, coach purses, new balance, nike air max, hollister uk, michael kors, lunette oakley pas cher, true religion outlet, nike tn pas cher, replica handbags, nike air max uk, longchamp soldes, nike free, longchamp pas cher, north face uk, ralph lauren pas cher, michael kors uk, north face pas cher, vanessa bruno pas cher, true religion outlet, polo ralph lauren uk, nike air force, converse, vans pas cher, nike roshe uk, burberry pas cher, sac guess pas cher, true religion outlet, nike air max uk, ray ban uk, hogan sito ufficiale, jordan pas cher, hermes pas cher, mulberry uk, polo lacoste pas cher, nike free pas cher, abercrombie and fitch UK

 
At 9:26 PM , Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

chi flat iron, iphone cases, wedding dresses, hollister clothing, reebok outlet, herve leger, converse, mac cosmetics, iphone 6 plus cases, vans outlet, jimmy choo outlet, giuseppe zanotti, timberland boots, ray ban, celine handbags, polo ralph lauren, vans scarpe, iphone 6 cases, ghd hair, beats by dre, oakley, mont blanc, p90x workout, iphone 6s cases, instyler ionic styler, valentino shoes, north face outlet, mcm handbags, abercrombie and fitch, insanity workout, iphone 5s cases, bottega veneta, gucci, nike air max, hollister, iphone 6s plus cases, nike air max, new balance shoes, lululemon outlet, babyliss pro, soccer shoes, north face outlet, ipad cases, asics running shoes, nfl jerseys, s6 cases, nike roshe run, softball bats, soccer jerseys, salvatore ferragamo, hermes handbags, louboutin

 
At 9:29 PM , Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

sac louis vuitton, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, supra shoes, coach outlet, canada goose outlet, doke & gabbana, hollister, montre pas cher, pandora jewelry, swarovski uk, ugg pas cher, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, links of london uk, moncler uk, moncler, louis vuitton, canada goose jackets, louis vuitton uk, thomas sabo uk, barbour, moncler, moncler jackets, lancel, canada goose outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, barbour jackets uk, canada goose, replica watches, karen millen uk, moncler, pandora jewelry, juicy couture outlet, swarovski jewelry, canada goose jackets, toms shoes, louis vuitton, marc jacobs, pandora charms, ugg uk, canada goose uk, canada goose pas cher, moncler outlet, bottes ugg pas cher, pandora uk, wedding dresses uk, moncler, moncler pas cher, sac louis vuitton, converse shoes outlet
ninest123 12.15

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home