A good piece from Lorrie Goldstein on the left's idea of good economic policy. They want more taxes, especially on those who are the most productive and successful members of society.
Let me give some suggestions to this think tank. let's have a flat tax. Or, let's get rid of income tax completely and just have a consumption tax.
Ever since the global economic collapse, the left has been pushing the idea Canadians have lost faith in the private sector and are ready to accept a greater role by government in their lives.
Part and parcel with this view is their contention Canadians are ready to pay higher taxes for good government services, as argued by Bruce Campbell, executive director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, in Wednesday’s Toronto Star.
In a column headlined “Canadians no longer see red over prospect of higher taxes,” Campbell contends “taxes appear to be coming back into fashion,” and not just with the left, based on the following examples.