If you believe our Con media you might think that the entire country was rising up to fight the Liberal government's plan to make our tax system fairer.
If you believe Andrew Scheer, you might think that millions of middle class Canadians are as mad as hell at Justin Trudeau for calling them tax cheats.
Even if he didn't.
If you believe Pierre Poilievre, you might think that Canada is in a state of rebellion.
https://t.co/oWIRCpe0V4— Pierre Poilievre (@PierrePoilievre) September 21, 2017
Rebellion brewing in N.B. against Prime Minister Trudeau’s proposed tax changes
And sure enough, here's an anti-tax protest in Saskatoon...
Brought to you by the people who believe that taxes equal death, not medicare.
But it's no mass rebellion, and most of the sound, and the fury, or the hot air, is not coming from the middle class.
It's coming from the Con porkers of corporate Canada...
For whom greed is a virtue.
Or in the case of John Manley, coming from the big fish.
A business owner has informed John Manley, the head of an organization representing Canada's largest corporations, that he has moved billions of dollars outside the country since the Liberals formally proposed their tax changes in mid-July.
The greedy grubbers of the One Percent, who would have us believe that if they have to pay more taxes they'll leave the country. And we'll be reduced to eating grass, or gnawing on branches.
Instead of like myself, celebrating their departure.
And of course when you see the Con tool Andrew "Silver Spoon" Coyne tweet something like this...
You know that this "rebellion" is fake news. You know that Justin Trudeau must be doing something right.
And that as even the Con fluffer John Ivison is forced to admit, Scheer's phony tax revolt is doomed to fail.
The Liberals are intent on changing the rules that allow small-business owners to defer taxation by using private corporations to make passive investments. The Conservatives have leapt on the issue, suggesting all small businesses will be hit including mom-and-pop firms and farmers.
But, as will become clear when the government releases its refined proposal later this fall, very few individuals in these categories will be affected. Of the 1.8 million private corporations used to save on personal income taxes, just 36,000 hold 80 per cent of the taxable income. The numbers suggest a massive concentration of wealth in just 2 per cent of these vehicles.
Sooner or later Scheer will be exposed as a liar, a film flam man, and a Con artist...
When more details emerge on the income bracket occupied by those who are sheltering their money from the Liberal tax storm, it will be hard for the Conservatives to paint them as victims.
Or maybe, if we're lucky, he'll be remembered as the hapless Con clown who fell face first into a Liberal trap.
Indeed, when it becomes clear that conscientious mechanics and sons of agricultural toil are exempt from the changes, the opposition may well regret having expended so much political capital on the issue.
That is the calculation the Liberals are making.
They may even be drawing the Conservatives into a trap, where the opposition is forced to defend “small business owners” even after it becomes clear those affected are high net-worth individuals.
A clanking, wanking, dead man walking..
But then it seems most Canadians already know that, at least judging by this latest poll of polls.
The Liberals have come under fire for their proposed changes to the tax system from the opposition, small business owners, doctors and even members of their own caucus. But it's had no impact on their standing in the polls. Instead, the Liberals are more popular today than they were on election day almost two years ago.
The Conservatives under Andrew Scheer have 30.9 per cent, down about one point since the election, while the New Democrats have slipped four points to 15.8 per cent.
When Canadians realize how the Cons tried to con them, Trudeau's numbers can only grow.
And when his phony tax campaign blows up in his face.
Andrew Scheer won't know what hit him...
Canadians hate Con cheaters, or would be Republicans.
And we are going to destroy them....