Monday, July 13, 2009

Has Harper lost faith in his 31.5% income trust tax?

Stephen Harper's interview with the Globe

"You know, there's two schools in economics on this, one is that there are some good taxes and the other is that no taxes are good taxes. I'm in the latter category. I don't believe any taxes are good taxes."


Dr Mike said...

Harper must of had a brain fart on Oct 31st 2006 I guess.

Dr Mike

crf said...

" I don't believe any taxes are good taxes."

Most people with masters degrees in economics don't repeatedly trumpet their acquisition of a minor degree. But the above statement of Harper's would be a disgracefully idiotic statement for anybody who's passed a grade 12 life-skills course, much less someone claiming to be a skilled economist.

We know that Harper will call the work of actual working economists "dumb" when they write something that He disagrees with. Like if you have a massive deficit, and enormous spending, according to Harper it is just dumb to eventually either raise taxes or lower spending.

Look: the Canadian economy just fell off a cliff. And under Harper's watch. Harper must think the Canadians Economics Association are just dumb. What they write must be wrong! Wrong, wrong, wrong.