“…So if the rich are already paying their fair share, how come we middle-classers aren’t getting ahead?
How come, for instance, our productivity has gone up by as much 75% since the ‘70s, but our incomes haven’t kept pace? Why aren’t we seeing more of the fruits of our labours? Why can so many of us now no longer afford to buy houses or pay off student loans. Isn’t that because the rich, greedy 1% are keeping more of our money for themselves?
The short answer is: No. The reason middle-class Canadians feel like they are running on an income treadmill is that governments are keeping much greater sums of our cash.”