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A Liberal government on day-to-day life support rolled out six years worth of largesse Monday, hoping $29 billion in promised tax cuts will help Canadian voters forget the sponsorship scandal.
Staring into the abyss of a threatened holiday season election,
Prime Minister Paul Martin turned his government's fall economic statement into a full-blown mini-budget and Liberal campaign parachute. It is a blindingly obvious document.
Starting with what Finance Minister Ralph Goodale counts as an underlying $13.4-billion surplus in 2005-06, the Liberals say they'll shower voters with retroactive tax breaks totalling $5.3 billion this fiscal year alone.
A two-income family of four earning $60,000 would pay $499 less in taxes in 2006 if the Liberal plan is implemented.
Originally posted by Dulcimer
It goes on and on. Funny how they start spending like lottery winners once election pressure hits.
Originally posted by sardion2000
Yay more disposable income to fill up that increasingly expensive to fill up SUV ... They probably think that Canadians are so shallow that we will lap it up like milk. They're probably right. I can think of 10 better things to spend that surplus on other then buying votes.