“You have to either leave it alone or unfix it,” Mr. Flaherty shrugged Wednesday. “We were going to see the largest telecommunications company in the country not pay corporate taxes, lay off another 1,500 workers bringing the total to 4,000 and continue increasing text messaging fees and other service fees, while grossly under funding its capital investment program, given the $44 billion of junk bond debt caused by my income trust blunder of a policy. That's a clear and present danger to fairness and my re-election chances. I thought we had to act....”
The above mock quote is derived from the justification that Flaherty gave on November 1, 2006 for his broken income trust promise as reported in the Globe, which read:
“You have to either leave it alone or fix it,” Mr. Flaherty shrugged Wednesday. “We were going to see the two largest telecommunications companies in the country not pay corporate taxes. That's a clear and present danger to fairness in the Canadian tax system. I thought we had to act.”
PS: Who is the smaller man in the above photo? Flaherty? Harper?
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 8:12 AM