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Are you better off today than you were five years ago?


 

 
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Are you better off today than you were five years ago?

  1. Listen to all the bright ideas the Opposition coalition has had over the past five years and imagine how much more you would be paying in tax now if they had the power over us that they so desperately crave.

    Of course we're better off with Harper at the helm, unfortunately he can't do much about the provincial liberals screwing us over.

  2. Listen to all the bright ideas the Opposition coalition has had over the past five years and imagine how much more you would be paying in tax now if they had the power over us that they so desperately crave.

    Of course we're better off with Harper at the helm, unfortunately he can't do much about the provincial liberals screwing us over.

    • DOn't know where you live but the B.C> Liberals are what have saved us. In spite of Harper and that TRAITOR Emmerson selling us out on the softwood lumber deal.

      • Your "Liberals are more Conservative than Liberals and have not made a move in 5 years that has not been put past Alberta first. Alberta has a fully engineered plan to move 2/3s of the flow of the Peace River South to the US. Your Liberals have put forward notice they plan on building a dam for little return in electricity. This new dam will form a sump from which water can be drawn to fill this huge pipeline which, has 8 lift stations in it.

        Your Liberals are on track to putting you on a US health Care system and so far it has gone unchallenged. Here is the link that will take you to the characters who represent the BC Liberals in this club. http://albertathedetails.blogspot.com/2010/12/can

    • The Harper government's move to permit retirement income to be split between couples saves me over $2000 each year in income tax. I understand that this is a step toward permitting all forms of income to be split.

  3. All Canadians are better off even if they don't realize it.

    Canada is MUCH better off having a Government run by people who think stealing millions of dollars from the public treasury is wrong.

    They didn't have that under Chretien or Martin….and they certainly won't have it under the visiting professor.

  4. All Canadians are better off even if they don't realize it.

    Canada is MUCH better off having a Government run by people who think stealing millions of dollars from the public treasury is wrong.

    They didn't have that under Chretien or Martin….and they certainly won't have it under the visiting professor.

    • So how come the Liberals had huge surpluses and the Conservatives have a huge deficit? The Conservatives, who waste billions on fake lakes and gazebos, and steal taxpayers' money to pay for their election advertising. The Conservative Party should pay every cent back.

      • The Conservatives run debt financing as a way to reduce corporate income taxes which in Canada are now 15%. Compare that to 35% in the US and you have an idea how much money they plan on pulling out of social programs to keep the lowest taxes in the world in place!

    • ..and they don't have it now either. Remember, this government *started* by stealing money from the public treasury in the form of in-and-out.

  5. Harper should remove the 18% corporate tax and give it to the corporations management employes who would then pay 46 % tax on it instead of 18% the corps pay. Deficet solved.

  6. Harper should remove the 18% corporate tax and give it to the corporations management employes who would then pay 46 % tax on it instead of 18% the corps pay. Deficet solved.

  7. I am currently out of work for most of the last 3 years.
    I was out of work for 3 years when Mulroney was PM too.
    Both Conservative governments.
    Nuff said.

  8. I am currently out of work for most of the last 3 years.
    I was out of work for 3 years when Mulroney was PM too.
    Both Conservative governments.
    Nuff said.

    • You may be unemployable ?

      • Blaming the victim – very Harperish.

        • People who are unemployed are not victims. The victim mentality is what is killing western society in general. Try making some meaningful point rather than regurgitating your left wing talking points.

      • Yes, I was unemployable during both Conservative governments.
        I went to school to learn Engineering and was doing great under Liberal governments for 20 years until Conservative Mulroney signed a free trade deal and outsourced my manufacturing job to an american who later outsourced it to a mexican. Not to mention a GST induced recession just to put a final nail in that career's coffin.
        So I had to go back to school for 2 years to re-educate for a job in Information Technology making half what I had eraned previously.
        I had to start at the bottom again and slowly got by for another 10 years until another Conservative Harper outsourced my I.T. career to some guy in India.
        So lets see….what should I go back to school to learn now that will be outsourced in another 5-10 years.
        Oh wait….I am over 55 so it would be unlikely any new education will get me re-employed anyway.

    • yes, me too and it's regional I find out! some really suffer under federal conservatives and others like oil rich Alberta don't. I say this having lost all my assets from no work in the 20 year downturn Saskatchewan suffered in 87 and going to the inflation of Vancouver for work where I couldn't get my professional work license easily…………..because of Provincial restrictions.
      Unfortunately I am now in employment poor Okanagan but every time I am desperate and need money, I return to Alberta. I always gain there.
      It's been a trend for 25 years. I tried a return to Saskatchewan but in the wrong timing 2007……………the growth like 87 is unprecedented……….and caused by inflation of Alberta investors. I guess it's wait and see when the chopping block falls again but it's certainly Federal politics that define us and our loss of area or regional employment, decline of wages, social ammenties and the like. It is a sad Canada in the most part for normal people if you aren't corporate employed or orientated………..(I'm talking about the decline of the middle class)…
      normal people pay high taxes one upon the other while corporations get away with so many loopholes.
      I recommend Micheal Moore's latest film on it. but be fearful of corporations like Monsanto and etc. and the privacy extensions to corporation of our natural resources…….we are global now since the 90's. what chance of sane return…with any party….and I dislike Harper intensely and his style of politics.

  9. How many people have forgotten that Harper and the Conservatives bowed down to pressure from the "coalition" to do the stimulus spending? It was one of the reasons why the Conservatives are still in power. Yes, we still hear Harper, his party, and their supporters say that they saved Canada from the other parties spending too much. Politics sure relies on the public having a short-term memory, eh?

  10. How many people have forgotten that Harper and the Conservatives bowed down to pressure from the "coalition" to do the stimulus spending? It was one of the reasons why the Conservatives are still in power. Yes, we still hear Harper, his party, and their supporters say that they saved Canada from the other parties spending too much. Politics sure relies on the public having a short-term memory, eh?

    • The Conservatives had the country heading for our first deficit in years before the recession gave them cover for it.

    • mcguinty put me out of work, so what is your point?

      • Personally? No other possible reason?

      • Provincial politics, and therefore not the responsibility of federal politics. If your logic is correct, we ought to be giving the NDP a chance since they do have some success in some provinces.

  11. We are better off due to the fact that we have a minority government. Minority governments basically have little power. When governments leave us alone we have the ability to go about our daily lives unhindered. Majority governments are dictatorial. The province of Ontario is an example of majority government rule.

  12. We are better off due to the fact that we have a minority government. Minority governments basically have little power. When governments leave us alone we have the ability to go about our daily lives unhindered. Majority governments are dictatorial. The province of Ontario is an example of majority government rule.

  13. You may be unemployable ?

  14. Blaming the victim – very Harperish.

  15. So how come the Liberals had huge surpluses and the Conservatives have a huge deficit? The Conservatives, who waste billions on fake lakes and gazebos, and steal taxpayers' money to pay for their election advertising. The Conservative Party should pay every cent back.

  16. The questions are worded very poorly. There are multiple reasons a lot of people are worse off now than five years ago. I am a senior on fixed income and prices are going up for everything. We are not planet friendly, and I despair of there ever being a better life for any Canadians until we stop making all our products offshore and killing Canadian jobs. We will have to pay more to become more self sufficient and be prepared to live more simply. Any and All forms of government must find the answer to this problem. Then maybe there would be jobs for all Canadians.

    However this problem is not , as your questions dictate, solely the problem of one form of federal government.

  17. The questions are worded very poorly. There are multiple reasons a lot of people are worse off now than five years ago. I am a senior on fixed income and prices are going up for everything. We are not planet friendly, and I despair of there ever being a better life for any Canadians until we stop making all our products offshore and killing Canadian jobs. We will have to pay more to become more self sufficient and be prepared to live more simply. Any and All forms of government must find the answer to this problem. Then maybe there would be jobs for all Canadians.

    However this problem is not , as your questions dictate, solely the problem of one form of federal government.

    • I think the offshoring of jobs is almost entirely linked to the internet and ease of communication eliminating boundaries. It's not so much as taking the good jobs here and shipping them there, it's really a transition from certain types of jobs, to other types.

      If Canada were simply losing jobs left right and centre, the economy would reflect that, but it's not. Globalization can't be stopped (nor should it be; do you want someone to tell you where you cannot buy from?), so the rule is adapt to it.

      What seems to get lost in all of this though is that with much larger labour pools to be accessed, it allows more Canadians to be their own bosses and manage costs easier.

    • you are right, blame mcguinty.

  18. I think the offshoring of jobs is almost entirely linked to the internet and ease of communication eliminating boundaries. It's not so much as taking the good jobs here and shipping them there, it's really a transition from certain types of jobs, to other types.

    If Canada were simply losing jobs left right and centre, the economy would reflect that, but it's not. Globalization can't be stopped (nor should it be; do you want someone to tell you where you cannot buy from?), so the rule is adapt to it.

    What seems to get lost in all of this though is that with much larger labour pools to be accessed, it allows more Canadians to be their own bosses and manage costs easier.

  19. If you were to ask the same question about my Premier Dalton McGuinty of Ontario then I would suggest that me and most Ontarians are worst off. He is a liar (massive OHIP tax he promised not to raise) and is completely out of touch with the people of Ontario.
    This pass summer the incredible increase as a result of the HST was another slimy move by McGuinty.
    I wish nothing but failure for him in his future political ambitions.
    Kevin–Ottawa South

  20. If you were to ask the same question about my Premier Dalton McGuinty of Ontario then I would suggest that me and most Ontarians are worst off. He is a liar (massive OHIP tax he promised not to raise) and is completely out of touch with the people of Ontario.
    This pass summer the incredible increase as a result of the HST was another slimy move by McGuinty.
    I wish nothing but failure for him in his future political ambitions.
    Kevin–Ottawa South

    • Correct me if I'm wrong, but when a PM dangles a carrot in front of your face (money to implement the HST), a premier that is running a deficit will go for it. I know that's why, here in BC, Gordon Campbell did it. Can you tell your family that you have a choice of going bankrupt, or taking free money from someone in a superior position that may hurt over the short-run, you'd take the former? I truly doubt it.

  21. The Conservatives had the country heading for our first deficit in years before the recession gave them cover for it.

  22. In Ontario, we were Screwed by McGuinty and the Fed. Conservative Harper when they shoved the HST at 13% down our throats.
    They are BOTH GUILTY!
    NOW there is a TAX on almost EVERYTHING!

    THE TAX ON NECESSITIES OF LIFE…MUST BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY!
    All Food, All Clothing, Haircuts and Hairdressing, Newspapers and Magazines, Home Heating of all Kinds, gasoline for vehicles,

    NO MORE HANDOUTS OF ANY KIND TO IMMIGRANTS OR REFUGEES! If Canadian Born Citizens have to live here for 65 years to Receive the Old Age Pension….the same for New Comers…or an equal % for each year or Canadian Citizenship! The SAME WITH WELFARE…Absolutely NOTHING…get a job and work and support yourself…

  23. In Ontario, we were Screwed by McGuinty and the Fed. Conservative Harper when they shoved the HST at 13% down our throats.
    They are BOTH GUILTY!
    NOW there is a TAX on almost EVERYTHING!

    THE TAX ON NECESSITIES OF LIFE…MUST BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY!
    All Food, All Clothing, Haircuts and Hairdressing, Newspapers and Magazines, Home Heating of all Kinds, gasoline for vehicles,

    NO MORE HANDOUTS OF ANY KIND TO IMMIGRANTS OR REFUGEES! If Canadian Born Citizens have to live here for 65 years to Receive the Old Age Pension….the same for New Comers…or an equal % for each year or Canadian Citizenship! The SAME WITH WELFARE…Absolutely NOTHING…get a job and work and support yourself…

  24. Yes, I was unemployable during both Conservative governments.
    I went to school to learn Engineering and was doing great under Liberal governments for 20 years until Conservative Mulroney signed a free trade deal and outsourced my manufacturing job to an american who later outsourced it to a mexican. Not to mention a GST induced recession just to put a final nail in that career's coffin.
    So I had to go back to school for 2 years to re-educate for a job in Information Technology making half what I had eraned previously.
    I had to start at the bottom again and slowly got by for another 10 years until another Conservative Harper outsourced my I.T. career to some guy in India.
    So lets see….what should I go back to school to learn now that will be outsourced in another 5-10 years.
    Oh wait….I am over 55 so it would be unlikely any new education will get me re-employed anyway.

  25. No, and it's Stephen Harper's fault
    Harper's minority party acts like a majority. For this reason alone, it's why Canadians must wake up and smell the coffee. Vote this dictator out of office and the country will turn around. It's time to shut this circus down. harper and clowns have sold us out and it's time to boot his a$$ out!! Truth Out

  26. No, and it's Stephen Harper's fault
    Harper's minority party acts like a majority. For this reason alone, it's why Canadians must wake up and smell the coffee. Vote this dictator out of office and the country will turn around. It's time to shut this circus down. harper and clowns have sold us out and it's time to boot his a$$ out!! Truth Out

    • there is no viable alternative

      • We can't say that for sure until we've at least tried something else.

        • Honestly, look at ignatieff and tell me he would be any different after 8 years in office. He is little more then an empty opposition leader, no worse or better then the rest of the rabble. That said, Harper has had his chance.

        • such as

          • Dunno. Don't care. Just eject your current MP, no matter what party their from. Do a wholesale renewal in Parliament and see what comes.

            I wonder if a "No Incumbents!" movement might gain some traction.

    • Well said!

  27. DOn't know where you live but the B.C> Liberals are what have saved us. In spite of Harper and that TRAITOR Emmerson selling us out on the softwood lumber deal.

  28. mcguinty put me out of work, so what is your point?

  29. you are right, blame mcguinty.

  30. there is no viable alternative

  31. People who are unemployed are not victims. The victim mentality is what is killing western society in general. Try making some meaningful point rather than regurgitating your left wing talking points.

  32. Do we include the recession in this silly little voting question.I think we came though it far better than some countries, compared to my BIL, I am way better off! he's in the UK

  33. Do we include the recession in this silly little voting question.I think we came though it far better than some countries, compared to my BIL, I am way better off! he's in the UK

  34. Personally? No other possible reason?

  35. The Conservative club are out to kill everything that is Canadian in this country to serve the Conservative ideals.

    They have already turned bulk water export over to the provinces, including the Ground water. Other populations are fighting to protect their ground water from export; not so Canada!

    Gone are your CPP; your OAS and national Health Care programs that mean something. Harper says he believes in Universal Health Care. He doesn't tell you a ways and means test is part of his universality. And, in Alberta at least, that means if you make more than 24,000 dollars a year you don't have health care unless you are employed.

    Here is the Machinery to get their way: http://albertathedetails.blogspot.com/2010/12/can… and

    Here is the logical result of an irresponsible Conservative vote: http://albertathedetails.blogspot.com/2011/01/con

  36. The Conservative club are out to kill everything that is Canadian in this country to serve the Conservative ideals.

    They have already turned bulk water export over to the provinces, including the Ground water. Other populations are fighting to protect their ground water from export; not so Canada!

    Gone are your CPP; your OAS and national Health Care programs that mean something. Harper says he believes in Universal Health Care. He doesn't tell you a ways and means test is part of his universality. And, in Alberta at least, that means if you make more than 24,000 dollars a year you don't have health care unless you are employed.

    Here is the Machinery to get their way: http://albertathedetails.blogspot.com/2010/12/can… and

    Here is the logical result of an irresponsible Conservative vote: http://albertathedetails.blogspot.com/2011/01/con

  37. Your "Liberals are more Conservative than Liberals and have not made a move in 5 years that has not been put past Alberta first. Alberta has a fully engineered plan to move 2/3s of the flow of the Peace River South to the US. Your Liberals have put forward notice they plan on building a dam for little return in electricity. This new dam will form a sump from which water can be drawn to fill this huge pipeline which, has 8 lift stations in it.

    Your Liberals are on track to putting you on a US health Care system and so far it has gone unchallenged. Here is the link that will take you to the characters who represent the BC Liberals in this club. http://albertathedetails.blogspot.com/2010/12/can

  38. The Conservatives run debt financing as a way to reduce corporate income taxes which in Canada are now 15%. Compare that to 35% in the US and you have an idea how much money they plan on pulling out of social programs to keep the lowest taxes in the world in place!

  39. ..and they don't have it now either. Remember, this government *started* by stealing money from the public treasury in the form of in-and-out.

  40. We can't say that for sure until we've at least tried something else.

  41. Well said!

  42. Definitely not as well off as five years ago. Not sure if it is the governments fault, lost good pension $$ in the crash and heat and hydro so much more while most of us with jobs do not make any more, but profits for business is up. Gee, seems like the rich just keep getting richer and this gov't is all about that. I do know that reducing corporate taxes can create jobs, but probably not in this country. Now Sears and others can hire more call centre jobs in India.

  43. Definitely not as well off as five years ago. Not sure if it is the governments fault, lost good pension $$ in the crash and heat and hydro so much more while most of us with jobs do not make any more, but profits for business is up. Gee, seems like the rich just keep getting richer and this gov't is all about that. I do know that reducing corporate taxes can create jobs, but probably not in this country. Now Sears and others can hire more call centre jobs in India.

  44. Provincial politics, and therefore not the responsibility of federal politics. If your logic is correct, we ought to be giving the NDP a chance since they do have some success in some provinces.

  45. Correct me if I'm wrong, but when a PM dangles a carrot in front of your face (money to implement the HST), a premier that is running a deficit will go for it. I know that's why, here in BC, Gordon Campbell did it. Can you tell your family that you have a choice of going bankrupt, or taking free money from someone in a superior position that may hurt over the short-run, you'd take the former? I truly doubt it.

  46. Honestly, look at ignatieff and tell me he would be any different after 8 years in office. He is little more then an empty opposition leader, no worse or better then the rest of the rabble. That said, Harper has had his chance.

  47. The Harper government's move to permit retirement income to be split between couples saves me over $2000 each year in income tax. I understand that this is a step toward permitting all forms of income to be split.

  48. we tried the ndp in ontario alook at the mess rea left

  49. such as

  50. Lets look at some of the CPC's accomplishments:
    Since '08 the CPC has created more net new jobs than any country in the world
    Disposable income has risen 8.5% since 2006.
    Lowered GST to 5%
    $100 monthly universial childcare benefit (buys my son formula and diapers for the month!)
    The CAF is properly funded (in '98 under the Liberals funding had been slashed below 1980 levels)

    Most of Canada's problem areas (health-care, education, utlities, etc.) stem from inept provincial governments not the feds. I don't see individuals arguing with what Harper's done just how it was done procedurally (prorogation, he's a bully, etc.) and as far as I'm concerned who cares if he gets the desired results.

  51. Lets look at some of the CPC's accomplishments:
    Since '08 the CPC has created more net new jobs than any country in the world
    Disposable income has risen 8.5% since 2006.
    Lowered GST to 5%
    $100 monthly universial childcare benefit (buys my son formula and diapers for the month!)
    The CAF is properly funded (in '98 under the Liberals funding had been slashed below 1980 levels)

    Most of Canada's problem areas (health-care, education, utlities, etc.) stem from inept provincial governments not the feds. I don't see individuals arguing with what Harper's done just how it was done procedurally (prorogation, he's a bully, etc.) and as far as I'm concerned who cares if he gets the desired results.

    • Could you please post the source for those stats? I'm particularly curious about the disposable income one.

        • Thanks! That's actually some good stuff.

          A shame their work is going to be made much harder thanks to the change to the census.

    • More new net jobs [citation needed] at presumably lower wages.
      Average disposable income has risen, probably within those already earning the top 1% anyway.
      Lowered Fed revenue stream by 2% upcoming to a massive global recession he didn't see as it was already happening around him.
      Childcare benefit was pre-existing to Harper.

      Most of Canada's issues are the result of one man running the show without any regard for things traditionally seen as Canadian values: multi-culturalism, world aid, peace-keeping (instead of making), cooperation.

      • New jobs is better than stagnation or decline (like the rest of the western world is experiencing).
        Average disposable income means average. I'm sure you and your kind would be crying murder if average disposable income had dropped.
        Lowering the GST is good for all Canadians. I support a family with a job that pays less than $30, 000 and see a third of my income lost to the taxman bi-weekly. The less tax I have to further pay at the cash the better.
        The Universial Childcare Benefit did not exist prior to '06 it is issued in accordence with the Canada Child Tax Benefit.
        And I cannot forget to mention income splitting for seniors which helps instead of punishes woman who chose to stay home and raise their families.

        It is you who are soo wrong.

  52. Dunno. Don't care. Just eject your current MP, no matter what party their from. Do a wholesale renewal in Parliament and see what comes.

    I wonder if a "No Incumbents!" movement might gain some traction.

  53. Look again. What Rae left was a damned sight better than what he got handed. It just hadn't fully exploded at that point.

  54. Look again. What Rae left was a damned sight better than what he got handed. It just hadn't fully exploded at that point.

  55. Could you please post the source for those stats? I'm particularly curious about the disposable income one.

  56. Thanks! That's actually some good stuff.

    A shame their work is going to be made much harder thanks to the change to the census.

  57. yes, me too and it's regional I find out! some really suffer under federal conservatives and others like oil rich Alberta don't. I say this having lost all my assets from no work in the 20 year downturn Saskatchewan suffered in 87 and going to the inflation of Vancouver for work where I couldn't get my professional work license easily…………..because of Provincial restrictions.
    Unfortunately I am now in employment poor Okanagan but every time I am desperate and need money, I return to Alberta. I always gain there.
    It's been a trend for 25 years. I tried a return to Saskatchewan but in the wrong timing 2007……………the growth like 87 is unprecedented……….and caused by inflation of Alberta investors. I guess it's wait and see when the chopping block falls again but it's certainly Federal politics that define us and our loss of area or regional employment, decline of wages, social ammenties and the like. It is a sad Canada in the most part for normal people if you aren't corporate employed or orientated………..(I'm talking about the decline of the middle class)…
    normal people pay high taxes one upon the other while corporations get away with so many loopholes.
    I recommend Micheal Moore's latest film on it. but be fearful of corporations like Monsanto and etc. and the privacy extensions to corporation of our natural resources…….we are global now since the 90's. what chance of sane return…with any party….and I dislike Harper intensely and his style of politics.

  58. More new net jobs [citation needed] at presumably lower wages.
    Average disposable income has risen, probably within those already earning the top 1% anyway.
    Lowered Fed revenue stream by 2% upcoming to a massive global recession he didn't see as it was already happening around him.
    Childcare benefit was pre-existing to Harper.

    Most of Canada's issues are the result of one man running the show without any regard for things traditionally seen as Canadian values: multi-culturalism, world aid, peace-keeping (instead of making), cooperation.

  59. Financially, we are not really better off – Harper squandered a great deal on tax cuts when he first came on the scene, however, I am more concerned with his complete disregard of facts (census) human rights (Afghan papers), Kairos, women's right to equality, health care, seniors, CPP parliament (Afghan papers – progation), spending (see Tony Clements riding and G-20 costs, civil rights, (G-29). All I want is a prime minister and government which is "open, honest, and accountable" and not someone who just promises these things. Its been a sad time for democracy in Canada.

  60. Financially, we are not really better off – Harper squandered a great deal on tax cuts when he first came on the scene, however, I am more concerned with his complete disregard of facts (census) human rights (Afghan papers), Kairos, women's right to equality, health care, seniors, CPP parliament (Afghan papers – progation), spending (see Tony Clements riding and G-20 costs, civil rights, (G-29). All I want is a prime minister and government which is "open, honest, and accountable" and not someone who just promises these things. Its been a sad time for democracy in Canada.

    • Prime Minister Harper is the most "open, honest, and accountable" PM we've had in years, that's why the radical leftists have repeatedly attacked him over the most frivolous issues – they got nothing on him because there's nothing there.

      Tax cuts are never 'squandered', it's our money, if it is not taken by the government it cannot be squandered, obviously.

  61. Prime Minister Harper is the most "open, honest, and accountable" PM we've had in years, that's why the radical leftists have repeatedly attacked him over the most frivolous issues – they got nothing on him because there's nothing there.

    Tax cuts are never 'squandered', it's our money, if it is not taken by the government it cannot be squandered, obviously.

  62. The Harper govt. strikes as being very insincere about cutting spending. With their ridiculous attack ads and 10 percenters, they spend taxpayers money as if it was a endless supply. My MP Vic Toews is the worst. He is probably in one of the most secure Conservative ridings. He does not have to mail us his propaganda so often

  63. The Harper govt. strikes as being very insincere about cutting spending. With their ridiculous attack ads and 10 percenters, they spend taxpayers money as if it was a endless supply. My MP Vic Toews is the worst. He is probably in one of the most secure Conservative ridings. He does not have to mail us his propaganda so often

  64. New jobs is better than stagnation or decline (like the rest of the western world is experiencing).
    Average disposable income means average. I'm sure you and your kind would be crying murder if average disposable income had dropped.
    Lowering the GST is good for all Canadians. I support a family with a job that pays less than $30, 000 and see a third of my income lost to the taxman bi-weekly. The less tax I have to further pay at the cash the better.
    The Universial Childcare Benefit did not exist prior to '06 it is issued in accordence with the Canada Child Tax Benefit.
    And I cannot forget to mention income splitting for seniors which helps instead of punishes woman who chose to stay home and raise their families.

    It is you who are soo wrong.

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