Today President Barack Obama stated:
"It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda”.
This is exactly what Stephen Harper, Jim Flaherty and Mark Carney are guilty of “distorting scientific data to serve a political agenda”.
Harper made a promise during the 2006 election that garnered him hundreds of thousands of votes with his promise to never tax income trusts.
Once in office, he found himself the target of intense lobbying to reverse that promise. He needed a good excuse to reverse his promise.
That excuse was the excuse that income trusts cause tax leakage. Such a claim is a totally fraudulent argument, as it is false, and the falsehood caused Canadians to lose $35 billion.
Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what talking head Jack Mintz had to say to me in an email correspondence of November 28, 2006;
“I do want to point out that there is a serious flaw in some analyses especially on the taxation of pension and RRSP accounts. Finance was not right to treat the impact as zero.”
The effect of this is to distort the facts in order to concoct the tax leakage argument. Proper inclusion of these taxes would mean that income trusts DO NOT cause tax leakage.
Stephen Harper is a fraud and a liar. His tactics are completely out of place in a modern democracy. The NDP may be easily fooled. Doesn’t mean that we should.
I for one, refuse to be lied to by my government. Why are others so willing to be lied to, especially the press?
Monday, March 9, 2009
Posted by Fillibluster at 6:58 PM