Carbon Tax is too honest and direct.
Green Shift is unproven and vague.
Stephane Dion should use the tried and true name of Tax Fairness Plan. It worked marvelously for Harper and his egregiously unfair and grossly inequitable income trust tax, in which average Canadians pay a 31.5% tax on RRSP holdings of income trusts, but large pension funds do not.
Stephane could assure himself of 99% press support for his new tax plan. Even Terry Corcoran, arch denier of all things “global warming”, would sign up. All Dion needs to do (as Harper did with income trusts) is say that he is “leveling the playing field” and preventing the “unfair shifting of the tax burden on average Canadians”. The sure fire argument will be that it will “strengthen Canada’s social security system for pensioners and seniors”
Maybe the Toronto Star can write a piece in blind support entitled “Carbon Tax 2.0”
By calling it a Tax Fairness Plan, the Liberals can drop the requirement that the Auditor General audit the plan every year to ensure it is revenue neutral.......simpler just to issue 18 pages of blacked out documents.. That’s the new standard of proof for all major news organizations in Canada: CBC, CTV, BNN, Globe and Mail, National Post, La Presse, National Enquirer.
PS: The Liberals are wasting their time asking the Auditor General to annually audit their Carbon Tax, since Sheila Fraser never got off her idle butt in response to the numerous requests that she numerous request that she investigate Harper’s phony and unproven allegations. that income trust cause tax leakage. As such, Sheila Fraser is a major disgrace to her office. Her reasons for not doing so, completely political. Maybe her next posting will be the RCMP, or head of Canada’s nuclear regulatory agency.
Monday, June 30, 2008
News Flash: Dion to rebrand Carbon Tax as Tax Fairness Plan: Sure to bamboozle the press and any inquisitive naysayers
Posted by Fillibluster at 4:40 PM