Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Andrew Scheer's Disastrous Day In The Commons
It should have been a crowning moment for Andrew Scheer. His first day in the returning House of Commons, as the new leader of the Harper Party.
His first chance to face Justin Trudeau, deploy his creepy grin, and claim he's trying to save small businesses from his greedy clutches...
But sadly for Scheer it just didn't work.
He lost his grin, he lost his argument.
Although he did gain a new nose.
For lying like a thief, or a Con artist.
Scheer kicked off the first question period of the fall sitting by accusing Trudeau of hiking taxes on hard-working, middle-class small business owners.
"As Conservatives, we believe in raising people up, not tearing people down," Scheer said. "Conservatives wake up every day trying to think of new ways to lower taxes. Liberals wake up every day trying to find new ways to raise taxes."
Trying to portray himself as a champion of the little people, instead of the sinister stooge of the rich.
Only to look like a clown, and give Justin Trudeau the opening he needed to portray himself as the champion of all those Canadians who want tax fairness...
"(Conservatives) have been going around the country telling every doctor they meet that they stand with them, that they will defend their right to pay lower taxes than the nurses who work alongside them," the prime minister said.
"We don't think that's fair."
Which sent the hapless Scheer flying in the general direction of the canvas, as even the old Con Mark Bonokowski knew he would.
Scheer needs to show he has balls of brass, and he needs to show that he has them now.
As he enters the autumn fray, however, Scheer would be best not count on Trudeau’s proposed tax on small business, as in removing the loophole that allows “income sprinkling” to family members in order to reduce the tax load, as his way of hurting the Liberals’ popularity.
If polls can be believed, it would appear most Canadians are jealous of having no such loophole to be exploited, have no private corporation to hide behind, and are therefore siding with the Liberals.
Especially since Trudeau has the facts on his side, as the distinguished expert Michael Wolfson points out here.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau's proposals for tightening tax breaks associated with private companies is generating several kinds of response on social media and in mainstream media. The most evident is an impressive deluge of evidence-free rhetoric claiming that the proposals are an attack on everything from the middle class to maternity leave for female doctors to farmers and even mom-and-pop corner stores.
Requiring millionaires who use their CCPCs for aggressive tax planning to pay more tax is certainly not an attack on the middle class or mom-and-pop corner stores.
As well as the support of a new and mighty alliance called the Canadian Coalition for Tax Fairness.
Organizations from different sectors across the country representing over 4 million Canadians have come together to form the new Canadian Coalition for Tax Fairness — in support of the federal government’s efforts to close unfair tax loopholes that allow some wealthy Canadians to reduce their taxes using private corporations
Unfair tax loopholes exacerbate inequality, undermine the integrity of our tax system and diminish the ability of government to fund the social and physical infrastructure needed to ensure a healthy and growing economy.
Who along with many nurses and doctors will stand up for our values.
Doctors across Canada who support Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s proposed tax reforms say they want their voices to be heard above the din of criticism from colleagues and medical societies.
And will almost certainly make the grubby Scheer look like a sweaty capitalist pig serving the interests of the One Percent...
Which is not exactly what a politician wants to look like in these troubled times eh?
And the even better news?
Yet another poll is suggesting that Scheer and his ghastly Cons are going NOWHERE.
And so soon after this one...
You know, I don't know who is advising Scheer these days, whether it's a cabal of religious fanatics
Or the same old gang of Con losers...
But if I was Scheer I would fire them tomorrow, because they clearly don't know what they are doing.
And one thing is for sure.
He doesn't either.
He's a liar, a fraud, and a Con artist.
And we're going to destroy him long before the next election...