Trudeau’s tax plan will hurt the middle class he claims to be protecting

“I want to be clear,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the Liberal party’s recent caucus gathering in Kelowna. “People who make $50,000 a year should not pay higher taxes than people who make $250,000 a year.”

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  • Jay Currie

    Math is hard.

    • canminuteman

      A government is always going to get the bulk of it’s revenue from the middle class. The poor don’t have any money and “the one percent” are only one percent of the population. To be in the “one percent” in Canada, you need to make 191,000 a year (2013 stats best I can find at 5:30 am on a Sunday mng) I suspect that if you asked the average Canadian who were the 1% they would think they were making a million a year. I am not in the 1 percent but I would bet I am in the 1.5 percent and I am far from rich.

      I also gather I am not telling you anything you don’t already know.

      • tom_billesley

        Governments go for the low hanging fruit.

      • Marius K

        I know number of families with (combine) income around 200-300K. They don’t live in mansions, they don’t drive supercars, at best they have a cottage at the lake, but otherwise the standard of living is that fancy.

        Think about the fact that today in some areas average house cost annual triple of those gross earnings, never mind the net earnings after taxes.

        • canminuteman

          Exactly. A combined family income of that puts them in the top 1 percent, and it really is not all that much. I make about 150K. I work a lot of hours to do that. I have a wife who stays at home and looks after our two young boys. Luckily I bought my house about 15 years ago, because if I had to buy it now, I wouldn’t be able to afford it, and my property taxes are becoming insane. I am considering moving when I retire in about 15 years just so I can find somewhere where the taxes are lower.

  • Oracle9

    Congratulations Canadian voters! By electing a radical regime which destroys the incentive for private business achievement, you’ve officially brought communism to Canada.

  • Old Guy

    The most important election issue in 2019. Liberals must be held accountable.

    2015 Liberal Election Promise – Budget Surplus / (Debt)
    2016 – 2017 (9.9) billion
    2017 – 2018 (9.5) billion
    2018 – 2019 (5.7) billion
    2019 – 2020 +1.0 billion
    Total (24.1) billion

    2016 Liberal Actual / Forecast – Budget Surplus / (Debt)
    2016 – 2017 (23.0) billion actual
    2017 – 2018 (28.5) billion forecast
    2018 – 2019 (27.4) billion forecast
    2019 – 2020 (23.4) billion forecast
    Total (102.3) billion

    Canada as we know it cannot survive another Liberal Government in 2019.

  • favill

    A big chunk of the middle class is stupid and will vote Liberal (all levels) E.V.E.R.Y. S.I.N.G.L.E. T.I.M.E!!! Then complain about high taxes and blame the Conservatives. Amongst the federal civil servants I happen to work with in Ottawa…they literally bring up Mike Harris every time we talk about the crap known as the provincial government. The civil servants chafed and hated every day Steven Harper was in charge…there is a “deep state” in Canada and every single civil servant is part of it…every military officer above the rank of lieutenant-colonel should also be suspect.

    • Marius K

      In on group of voters – urban hipsters, I am starting to suspect that they have dreams about zoo animals on the menu.