Sinclair Secondary School in Whitby had the first all candidates debate this morning, that was open only to the student body. Here were my opening remarks. We were confined to one minute:
As students you work hard to get ahead.
Imagine if you worked hard your entire year at school and found yourself failing at the end of the year.
Not because of your fault, but because your teacher left out 38% of your marks.
That’s exactly what Jim Flaherty did to 2.5 million Canadians, mostly older Canadians, like your grandparents.
These people worked their entire lives to have enough money to pay their bills in retirement.
Jim Flaherty destroyed these people’s savings when he double taxed income trusts.
He claimed income trusts cause tax leakage.
He created that false argument by leaving out 38% of the taxes these Canadians pay to the government,
Jim Flaherty’s actions have caused $92 billion in takeovers of Canadian companies, mostly by foreigners, causing $2 billion a year in lost tax revenue and 2500 people to lose their jobs at BCE.
Jim Flaherty needs to take responsibility for his massive policy blunder which is causing great harm to all Canadians and to your futures.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 12:16 PM