Friday, November 16, 2007

McGuinty has $2+billion surplus, but points finger at feds!

The St. Catharines Standard (Nov.15, 2007) wrote in “GO’s future rests in Bradley’s hands: premier”(which in itself is a scary prospect, but that’s in the previous post): Dalton “McGuinty also said that the province has been lowering taxes and that tax reductions are important, but “it’s not the only thing we need to do” to enhance provincial competitiveness. “Who’s running the $13 billion dollar surpluses?” he said. “It’s the federal government; they find themselves in a position where they can actually cut taxes.”

Dalton, how many 13 billion dollar “surpluses” are there in Canada? If there’s only one, then say “surplus”.

And, um, don’t you and your Grits have a little stash all of your own, a surplus of something like almost $2.5 billion? That’s a tidy amount of overtaxation sitting right under your own nose.

When you say "it's not the only thing we need to do", is panhandling in Ottawa again 'the thing to do'?? Which taxes are your Liberals “lowering”? In opposition, your Liberals were against tax-cuts. Why aren’t you eliminating your hypocritical health premium, which costs us almost three-billion dollars a year? Why aren’t you “lowering” your ridiculously-high provincial sales tax? Or, why aren’t you “lowering” the corporate tax rate?

Your majority government already had four years to "enhance provincial competitiveness", and to work on "infrastructure".

You can only blame the previous government for these failures: the previous McGuinty government.

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