Stephen Harper is gearing up for the next election with a plan for rewarding "hard-working Canadian families." Or at least a few of them.
In truth, Harper plans to give something to all families by enriching the Universal Child Care Benefit by $60 a month per child -- thereby providing parents with an extra $2 a day.
Having taken care of the "fairness" issue with this toonie-a-day (almost enough to buy a child an ice cream cone) Harper goes on to propose what really interests him: a new tax cut that moves in the direction of ending progressive taxation, the long-established notion that the rich should pay higher tax rates than the rest.
“This is a welcome critique of conventional economic wisdom. If you thought tax cuts would solve all of your problems, read The Great Revenue Robbery and think again.”
-Thomas Walkom, political columnist, Toronto Star
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The Great Revenue Robbery: How to Stop the Tax Cut Scam and Save Canada
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Corporate executives in Canada will be dancing in their suites to celebrate Corporate Tax Freedom Day on January 30. A research study by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) -- called What did Corporate Tax cuts Deliver? -- shows that by that date corporations will have paid their taxes to all levels of government for the entire year.