No Tax Cuts
"What's wrong is giving money back to corporations when it should be given back to the worker who is paid that money," Mr. Harper said during Question Period on Tuesday.Of course, it was the Conservative's mess that the Liberals have been cleaning up for the last decade. Prime Minister Mulroney created huge deficits and he did not chose to raise taxes in order to cover the deficit. Why then should we lower taxes after posting a surplus? Further, because of the right-wingers, the Liberals were unable to raise taxes in order to eliminate the deficit. Instead, Mr. Martin and his predecessor were forced to cut social spending.
"Will the Prime Minister give a tax cut to Canadian families, yes or no?," Mr. Harper asked.
Social spending as a percentage of GDP has gone down considerably over the last decade and rather than rectify that the Conservatives would see us ignore it focus on tax cuts. Such irresponsible fiscal policy is exactly what led the last Conservative government into debt, and what has pushed the Conservativess heroes -- the American Republican Party -- to post the biggest defecits in the history of their nation.