Gil - (Gil Breau)

Member since September 18, 2009

St. George NB

Habs fan since: 1983
Favorite current player: PK Subban
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy

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  • Comment on A heavy week continues (2010-10-29 14:11:30)

    If he was perfect he wouldn't have let in the OT goal...or any goal :P

     

  • Comment on Plenty to smile about (2010-10-26 15:09:33)

    Moncton area is nice hope you like it down here :D

  • Comment on Gionta to be named Habs captain: report (2010-09-16 08:58:48)

    I think a main reason Markov didn't get the nod over Gio is because of his uncertainty next season. Who wants to give the C away just to see this whole debacle happen again next season?

  • Comment on One more week till camp (2010-09-10 10:58:11)

    Sea Dogs are going to be a really strong team this year.

     

    I'm hoping i get to see 10 or 15 games at Harbour station.

  • Comment on Taking stock of fancy-skating P.J. (2010-09-08 15:51:10)

    I'm not quite sure how 30-ish values for tax rates is at all complicated but I'll bite.

    For example, in 1992 the city of Philadelphia began enforcing the collection of city wage taxes on visiting baseball players who played games in Philadelphia.[34]" wikipedia

    Compensate stuff like that into the base cap calculation for each team. It's honestly not that difficult.

     

    Add to that the fact that most gov'ts that I know of use Jan 1 as the date to change taw laws and rates, so the tax calc could change in the middle of the season.

    NHL uses escrow to compensate for differences in projected earnings and actual year end earnings. This'd be no different, or any more complicated to integrate.

  • Comment on Taking stock of fancy-skating P.J. (2010-09-08 15:07:30)

    I'll agree with that. Redundancy, incompetency, and all the lobbying etc ends up just wasting so much money. But a lot of public resources NEED to be public. Education, Healthcare, Transportation, and the like. Otherwise, those that need the resources can't always afford it.

     

  • Comment on Taking stock of fancy-skating P.J. (2010-09-08 14:48:39)

    Actually its really, really simple. Everything is built into the system by simple adjustment measures already in place for the cap.

     

    From the example:

    If I a player is in Montreal, He's paid 5 million, gets taxed, and receives 4 million in salary.
    Montreal, in turn, has a cap hit of 5 million dollars to their (from above) 75 million adjusted cap. This comes to a total of 15% against their Salary cap.

    Lets say he gets traded to the Tax free Sports team.

    The player is now in a tax free area. His salary is adjusted to compensate for the tax difference. Now, he is paid 4 million dollars. His take home? It's the same; no tax = 4 million dollars in salary
    The Tax free team has a cap of 4 million dollars to thier (again, see above) 60 million dollar adjusted cap. This comes out to be *Ba DUM DUM DUM* a total of 15% against their salary cap.

     

    Like I said....really, really simple. The players would love it. No matter where they get traded to, their salary stays the same. No figuring out which is worth more where at Free agency time, nothing. 

    Its the Millionaire/Billionaire owners who will whine about having to pay more.....

  • Comment on Taking stock of fancy-skating P.J. (2010-09-08 14:28:26)

    Because some of those with needs that can't afford them should get them as well, maybe before some frivolous needs like a billionaire looking for a handout.

    Taxes are like Robin Hood. Just more bureaucratic, less direct, and not always as effective. But the poor do get some help.  

  • Comment on Taking stock of fancy-skating P.J. (2010-09-08 14:24:10)

    I think we should "pass that around" and see how much interest we can garner :)

  • Comment on Taking stock of fancy-skating P.J. (2010-09-08 14:23:03)

    I think the better plan would be to talk to the NHL about it

     

    Make the Cap system adjusted for local tax rates.

     

    So, for example, if 5 million in Quebec might be worth 4 million in a tax free area, thats a 25% difference

     

    So let the cap in the tax free area stay at the flat cap rate of (again, example) 60 million, and in Montreal, where the tax rate is 25%, they have an adjusted cap of 75 Million.

     

    In this way, the normal (or tax-included) salaries in different cities might be way out of whack, but the real (tax-adjusted) Salary is equal.

     

     

     

    Simple, and totally skirts around the contentious tax issue.

    Only issue then is the oh so poor molsons not wanting to dish out more money than other places