Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jim Leech loves discrimination.....just so long as it shafts others!

Talk about hypocrisy and politicization of Teachers’. Why would the pension fund managers of Teachers’ comment on a tax measure (pension income splitting) that occurs beyond the purview of its investment management. Will pension income splitting affect the performance of Jim Leech’s fund? No, so why mention it in this press release? Who wrote this....Stephen Harper or Jim Flaherty?

Meanwhile we learn that Jim leech loves discrimination......just so long as it shafts others. Namely the 75% of taxpayers who pay for Teachers’ pensions , the same 75% of taxpayers and who can’t own income trusts, like Teachers’, free of the 31.5% tax.

Teachers' response to new federal income trust policy

November 1, 2006
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has advocated for a taxation policy on income trusts that does not discriminate against pension funds, and we are pleased to see that this is the case with the government’s announcement yesterday (October 31, 2006).

The reality is that, in a protracted period of low interest rates, it is important to find alternate investments with yields that help make up the difference. Income trusts have allowed us to do that in recent years. The challenge will be to find the investment vehicles that will replace the income and cash flow that income trusts have represented to us, but we are confident that our investment team will find them. The four-year implementation period for this new policy will enable us to gradually make any necessary adjustments to our portfolio.

There is good news for pensioners and other seniors over age 65 in this new policy, which will help take the sting out of the new tax policy on income trusts for them: the age exemption tax credit will be increased by $1,000 and income splitting will be permitted.

Deborah Allan
Director, Communications and Media Relations
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

1 comment:

Dr Mike said...

Ok Mr Flaherty , it is time to level this playing field just like you said.

Take away that pension fund carve-out.

Make those tax stealing partnerships such as law firms pay their fair share & tax them prior to sorting out those pay stubs.

Slice 31.5% off of corporate dividends & then send the rest to the shareholder.

Double tax everyone on their dividend income & that is everyone.

That will be more like it & certainly everyone should be happy as there will be fairness for all.

Dr Mike Popovich