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No thread on Canada tax cuts?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by goalmouth, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Personal and business cuts, apparently, Ottawa wants everyone to share the wealth.
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    No, Ottawa wants the affluent and the corporations to share the wealth. Those at the bottom of the economic food chain got shafted.

    The feds have a $16.5 BILLION surplus.

    Instead of cutting the GST from 6% to 5 (a useless economic measure if there ever was one ), they could have transferred that 1% to the cities for improving social housing, mass transit and reducing poverty.

    And the Liberals, led by Dion, are going to abstain on the vote because if they bring down the government (this would be a vote of non confidence) they'll get their asses kicked in the next election.
  3. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    OK, thanks for clearing THAT up.
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I'm not just a communist on the boards.

    I play one in real life as well. :)
  5. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Oh, JR, you're such a socialist. I'll be more than happy to pocket the extra $1,500 next year, instead of throwing it into income-tax coffers.

    If you'd like to send me your $1,500, I can PM you my banking info for an e-mail transfer.

    But then again, I live in money-hungry, redneck Alberta -- screw 'em all!!!

    (Even though Steady Eddie just announced an initiative for affordable housing to end homelessness :D We're not all totally selfish out here.)
  6. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Who or what is Canada?

    ;D Hi Flash!
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Flash, it's nowhere near $1500.00. It's more like $150.00 by lowering the GST and another $150.00 for a family making $45,000 a year. And every single economist and most CEO's will tell you that the GST reduction is a political ploy--it has nothing to do with stimulating the economy.

    And once again, that troglodyte Harper is shitting all over Toronto.

    He could have used some of that surplus to fix the GTA's transit problems--the TTC is the only transit system in North America that relies solely on fares to finance itself. It's a joke and the Feds should be ashamed of themselves.
  8. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    It's the country with a more valuable dollar than ours, BBAM. ;)

    And JR, you're right. If there was ever a more useless tax than the GST, I've yet to see it -- and that's coming from someone in California, which has some of the highest rates of any state.
  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Your city isn't the only one with a huge transit problem, the lower mainland is a disaster. Cutting the GST is a joke, it's nothing more than a PR move. The average family will not even notice it.
  10. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    I'm from Canada. They think I'm slow, eh.
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Never had to do transit in Van, JC. Always drove. How bad is it?
    The Skytrain is relatively limited, as far as routes are concerned, right?
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    that's the problem it services such a small area, you are forced to drive.
    It took me 2 hours to get to GM place last Friday and I'm only 50 km's away. Would have loved to take transit but it wasn't even an option
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