When I last spoke to Thomas Mulcair about the income trust matter he argued that it wasn't the NDP who broke their promise to trust investors, but rather the Harper Conservatives.
I countered by saying that without the NDP's support for Harper's income trust tax it would never have become law and 2 million Canadians would never have lost $35 billion of their retirement savings, the 75% of Canadians without employer pensions would not have lost an essential retirement investment choice and all Canadian taxpayers would not be losing $1.5 billion in lost tax revenue from the foreign takeovers of trusts that ensued from this policy (eg $5 billion takeover of Prime West Energy Trust by Middle Eastern state owned Abu Dhabi Energy).
I then pointed out to Mulcair that he is attempting to frame our issue about who did and who did not break their promise as his means to absolve the NDP from their guilt and direct association in the matter, namely the policy and not the campaign promise per se. I told Mulcair that I could care a less about the broken promise aspect of this issue since politicians are notorious/serial promise breakers, and that the real issue was the policy itself and that the premise for breaking the promise (namely the tax leakage argument) was a patent falsehood and something that the NDP promulgated just like the CONs, making them equally corrupt and culpable in the outcome and the process of lie, conceal fabricate.
I also told Mulcair that the NDP were complete hypocrites when they call for transparency in government and then hide behind blacked out documents that if transparent would reveal the NDP/CON tax leakage argument to be false. I also said the NDP were total hypocrites when they say they stand for the interests of seniors and Canadians' pension concerns. Mulcair is as deceitful and conniving as the next politician and is not deserving of the trust of any democracy loving, transparency demanding Canadian voter/taxpayer.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Posted by Brent Fullard at 2:55 PM