Both Lib­er­als and Con­ser­va­tives milk­ing the mid­dle class

Moose Jaw Times Herald - - OPINION -

It is both amaz­ing and mind-bog­gling how our duly elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives within the House of Com­mons ra­tio­nal­ize the im­pli­ca­tions of the Trudeau gov­ern­ment’s pro­posed tax re­forms, when both the Lib­er­als and Con­ser­va­tives con­tinue to waste tax­payer dol­lars in a par­lia­men­tary democ­racy which fails to pro­tect the in­ter­ests of Cana­di­ans, the mid­dle class and small busi­ness, while pro­tect­ing the in­ter­ests of the priv­i­leged who con­tinue to abuse Canada’s tax sys­tem.

It was stated in the House of Com­mons that the Lib­eral gov­ern­ment has al­lo­cated $1 bil­lion to the Canada Rev­enue Agency with the in­tent to in­ves­ti­gate off-shore and other tax-eva­sion schemes.

If the Con­ser­va­tives are the of­fi­cial op­po­si­tion who were elected into the House of Com­mons to hold the gov­ern­ment to ac­count, in or­der to close off the off-shore and other tax eva­sion loop­holes within the tax code, this only re­quires Par­lia­ment to re­peal the pro­vi­sions within the tax code which al­lows for these schemes.

Cana­di­ans pay our elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives to rep­re­sent our in­ter­ests. If both the Lib­er­als and Con­ser­va­tives had any in­tegrity in re­la­tion to pro­tect­ing tax­payer dol­lars and mod­ern­iz­ing Canada’s tax sys­tem, the cost to re­peal the pro­vi­sions with the tax code clos­ing off-shore loop­holes and other tax shel­ters would only cost the Cana­dian tax­payer be­tween $200,000 and $300,000 be­fore a par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee as op­posed to the gov­ern­ment al­lo­cat­ing $1 bil­lion to the CRA with the in­tent to in­ves­ti­gate all those who are abus­ing the sys­tem — clearly dis­play­ing that eco­nom­ics is not an ex­act science, cost ac­count­ing is.

This il­lus­trates that both the Lib­er­als and the Con­ser­va­tives are milk­ing the sys­tem, small and mid­dle class. Dale Dutchak, Moose Jaw

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