Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Joe Oliver's Monstrous Assault on the Future
It is without a doubt one of the most irresponsible statements I have ever heard, and it comes courtesy of the old Con zombie Joe Oliver.
Who not content with delivering a smoke and mirrors budget worthy of a Con artist as I pointed out yesterday.
A so called balanced budget which is intended only to give them an excuse to try to buy the next election, by bribing some of the wealthiest Canadians.
Now says take the money, suck it up, and let future generations pay for it.
Amid criticism that it favours the wealthy and will saddle future governments with a tax leakage problem that could cost billions, Finance Minister Joe Oliver defended his budget's plan to almost double the TFSA limit on Tuesday, saying we should "leave that to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's granddaughter to solve."
Even though that burden can only grow, on the backs of a generation which is already facing a grim future of lousy jobs, crushing debt, no benefits, no pensions, and no hope...
The doubling of the TFSA limit to $10,000 per taxpayer every year was a core plank of Oliver's balanced budget. But critics including the opposition parties and private sector economists have said the populist move will create a revenue problem for governments down the line, as more and more investments get protected from taxation.
And along with all the other tax cuts for the wealthy, and the way he Cons are piling on debt, will eventually cripple future governments ability to pay for ANYTHING.
Economist and research fellow with the Broadbent Institute, Rhys Kesselman, recently estimated that doubling the limit could cost Ottawa almost $15 billion a year within a few decades.
Even though Oliver and his Cons are only mortgaging the future so they can bribe voters with their grotesque porky party...
And even though this pathetic statement is not only callous it's fraudulent.
"I heard that by 2080 we may have a problem. Well, why don't we leave that to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's granddaughter to solve that problem."
"If you have to go to 2080 to say there's a problem with the program I think you've got a pretty good program," Oliver said.
Because although I don't object in principle to tax free saving accounts, especially for seniors who are seeing their savings eroded by low interest rates, how many Canadians can afford to stash away $10,000 a year?
And the effects of the Con's criminally unsustainable tax policies are already being felt and already affecting Canadians of all ages.
With the Harperites claiming poverty as an excuse to not strengthen the Canada Pension Plan, and making poor seniors wait until they are sixty seven to claim Old Age Security.
While they make plans to slowly strangle medicare...
So if the older generation thinks they won't be affected they are tragically mistaken. For not only will there be an epidemic of poverty in this country.
Many poor seniors, especially in the less wealthy provinces will end up in second rate, understaffed hospitals,getting third rate care.
So these selfish Con policies will end up hurting us all young AND old.
And the good news? This should be a wake-up call to ALL generations.
It will definitely help us motivate young Canadians to get out and vote in the next election.
Once we start spreading Oliver's message all over the country...
And when we couple it with this one aimed at older Canadians...
We will finally unite young and old Canadians against the greed and selfishness of the Cons.
And our message will be this one:
Stephen Harper and his Cons are trying to kill government, so they can turn us into a cruel jungle.
Organize, unite, defeat them.
Send them to the court of history.
Charge them with crimes against the future of humanity.
And let its judgement be a harsh one...
You know, the greatest, most sacred responsibity any generation of human beings has is to pass on the place we lived in, and the planet we lived on, for such a relatively brief time, in as good or better condition than we found it.
And with their criminally irresponsible views on the economy, and their criminal inaction on climate change, they have violated that sacred oath.
And they can't be punished enough...
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