Tax re­forms fair

The Daily Observer - - OPINION -

Shame on Con­ser­va­tive Leader An­drew Scheer. His re­cent ra­dio ads rail­ing against Lib­eral tax re­form would have you be­lieve he’s fight­ing for the mid­dle class when in re­al­ity it’s all about keep­ing money in the pock­ets of rich lawyers, doc­tors and busi­ness­peo­ple.

The Lib­eral tax re­forms are aimed at clos­ing loop­holes. Loop­holes that al­low the rich to sprin­kle their in­come among fam­ily mem­bers who did not earn it. Loop­holes that al­low them to save in taxes what the av­er­age Cana­dian worker makes in a year. Loop­holes that en­able them to avoid pay­ing their fair share.

Like Stephen Harper be­fore him, it’s more about the rich get­ting richer than any al­tru­is­tic wish to help small busi­ness. Just Scheer stu­pid­ity if you ask me.

Ron Hod­gins St Marys

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