Stephen Harper is famous for having mislead seniors when he promised he would never raid seniors’ nest eggs by taxing income trusts. As bad as that broken promise was, he took his deceit to an even higher level by falsely invoking seniors in the Ways and Means motion by saying the goal of taxing income trusts was:
“strengthening Canada’s social security system for pensioners and seniors”
What a load of Stephen Harper Income Trust tax, that fraudulent claim surely is. A snake oil salesman exercise in false invocation of the vulnerable members of society.
Just like the following claim that CARP made in their February 2008 magazine ad that appears above which states:
“7. CARP has been vigilant in key financial areas like successfully fighting to preserve income trust tax status”
Well you could have fooled me. First the battle to preserve the status of income trusts for average Canadians on a par with that of pension funds and partners in law firms is far from over as no tangible progress has been made to right this inequity.
Furthermore any pending victory will not be something that CARP can claim any role in whatsoever. CARP is more concerned with preserving two of its major advertisers, Manulife Financial and Power Corporation owned Investment Planning Council than it is interested or serious about advocating on behalf of seniors for, since doing so conflicts with the interests of its advertisers.
By the way: What exactly is a CARP certified Investment Planning Council Representative? Does the OSC know about such an arrangement?
Don’t take my word for it concerning the utter lameness of CARP, here’s what Grover had to say on another blog site:
“Perhaps CARP really means that they successfully supported Flaherty in keeping the new tax thus helping him rob the very people that CARP should have been standing up for.
Sadly, I joined CARP once and quickly found out just how useless and spineless an organization it really is when it comes to things that actually matter such as fighting the unfair taxation regime imposed by Flaherty and Harper.
I let my membership lapse because I could no longer stomach their lack of action when it came to looking out for the financial well being of our aging investors.
Perhaps their initials should really stand for Conservatives Against Retired People.”
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 3:34 PM