Sunday, October 08, 2017
Andrew Scheer's Tax Scam Is Finally Being Exposed
For months Andrew Scheer has been able to pull off one of the greatest tax scams in modern Canadian history.
With the help of the greedy rich and our shameless Con media, he has been able to portray the Liberal government's attempt to make our tax system fairer, as a nefarious scheme aimed at small businesses and family farms.
And get away with it, like a thief in the night.
But now at last some in the MSM are finally shining the spotlight of truth on Scheer, and exposing him for what he really is.
A grubby Con artist spreading fake news for crass political purposes.
In its tax-reform initiative, Ottawa stands accused by vested interests of attacking the middle class, doctors, farm owners and small business. Powerful special-interest groups say these modest tax changes will kill small-business job creation, prevent the transfer of family farms, and send over-taxed doctors fleeing to the U.S. Ottawa is also accused of springing these changes on those affected without warning.
Every one of those claims is a falsehood.
As David Olive points out, not only is the truth NOT on Scheer's side.
Fact: The proposed changes will affect – and only to a negligible degree – people making more than $150,000 a year. That’s not the middle class. Pretax income for the average Canadian worker is $49,510.
Fact: More than two-thirds of Canadian small-business owners earn less than $73,000, and will not be affected by the proposed tax reforms. And again, all small businesses can continue to write off legitimate business expenses. Ottawa will continue to subsidize small business with the low small-business tax rate, which costs Canadian taxpayers $3.6 billion a year in forgone revenues.
Fact: Farm owners, who lately have backed off their initial objections to Morneau’s reforms, will continue to benefit from the $1-million Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption for transferring ownership of family farms.
Those who claim the Liberals should be going after offshore tax havens, are only trying to conceal their own tax havens right here in Canada.
And their grubby greed is hurting the most vulnerable Canadians...
As Howlett puts it, “There are kids dying from bad water in Indigenous reserves while we debate whether or not the wealthy should get to keep unfair tax breaks.”
In a parliamentary democracy like Canada, special interests routinely hijack the public agenda, abetted by a credulous news media and a timid silent majority. We pay a heavy price for that.
Poor people, the sick, seniors, and others are the real victims of this fake news epidemic.
What Scheer and his Cons are trying to do here, is exactly the same as what Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell's Republicans are trying to do in the U.S...
Where the rich are the only winners.
The greedy pigs are stealing our future.
And if there was any justice, for his crimes against Canada.
This Con piggy should be sent to the place where he belongs...
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I feel bad for the poor Indigenous kids. The Chiefs and band councils need to get their shit together because they're responsible for housing under the Indian Act.
The Harper years made many Canadians greedy, so they don't care about the truth as long as they don't have to pay taxes. Polls say Scheer's tax scam isn't working but I don't believe that. I think many Canadians, especially the older ones, are already nostalgic for the Harper era.
Canada is fiscally at least a very backward country. We should be modelling ourselves after the Scandinavian countries where taxes are high, but so is the standard of living. Instead we are influenced by Ronald Reagan thinking, and we are poorer for it.
This is solid and fair policy. Where the Liberals have failed is in selling it. It's not too late to save it, but they need to up their game on the communications front.
Press Progress also had a report on Scheer's little scheme so the word is getting out. So the Cons will live to regret what they have done. Once Canadians realize how the Cons tried to fool ten they'll never believe anything they say again.
hi anon...yes that's true the Chiefs have to do a better job of managing their affairs. But when we are forced to nickel and dime native kids over dental costs because we don't want to set a precedent. Or we have to put ships our navy needs on hold because we can't afford it. It tells me that we're not collecting enough taxes to fund the needs of a modern country....
hi anon...I'm afraid I agree with you. Harper and his gang were always trying to bribe Canadians with tax cuts, and left this country in a statutory debt position. And many Canadians went for it hook line and sinker. As I said in my post, it was extremely shortsighted, and their greed will come back to haunt them...
hi anon...yes, there was a time when Canadians had a completely different approach to taxation than did the Americans. But then the Republicans, and the Democrats to a lesser extent, started competing to see who could lower taxes the most, and that pernicious influence started leaking across the border and influencing Canadians. As a result we now have to borrow money to do anything, and we never have enough to fix roads, improve healthcare, reduce educations costs etc etc..
hi anon...yes it's true, the Liberals could have done a better job of explaining their tax proposals, but one must also blame the media for helping to confuse the issue, and helping the Cons. Even people like Michael Harris and Rick Mercer helped spread the confusion no doubt to save themselves some money, and it really has been an explosion of fake news...
hi anon...I had actually saved that Press Progress report and was planning on using it, but I was too tired and simply forgot. I'm sure however that I'll get another chance. All of us should help spread those kind of stories to our relatives and friends, for the truth will set them free ,and help sink the Cons...
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