Tim Hudak is coming out of the gate looking like a complete moron. Of all the pressing and urgent issues of the day, the best thing this neanderthal could come up with to pander to the electorate is the concept of lowering taxes to allow beer to be once again be sold at a "buck a beer".
How about rolling back the horrendous HST instead of the lousy tax on beer, Mr. Hudak?
I hesitate calling this guy a moron, but that's what this mover is deserving of. Tim Hudak has even surpassed low water mark of Ontario politicians seeking favour from the electorate when idiot Jim Flaherty ran on a platform of "jailing the homeless", back in 2002.
Tory leader calls for lower beer prices
Published On Tue Feb 08 2011
Ontario’s Conservative leader raised a trial balloon Monday about lowering the tax on beer to allow “buck-a-bottle” suds in the province again.
“One of the things that (Premier) Dalton McGuinty has done is he has banned the $24 ‘two-four.’ We’ll have more to say in the time ahead about some of the ideas that we’re hearing from families,” Tim Hudak said.
“But I do hear from people who say, ‘C’mon, I can’t even get a buck-a-beer in the province anymore thanks to Dalton McGuinty’s policies?’ There are many folks, myself included, who looked forward to the $24 ‘two-four’ on the May 24 weekend.”
Finance Minister Dwight Duncan raised the minimum price for a case of 24 bottles of beer to $25.60 from $24 in November 2008 after successful lobbying from the breweries.
The government cited the “social responsibility” of discouraging underage drinking as a reason for the mandatory increase.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Posted by Brent Fullard at 9:35 AM