Who will make the case for taxes? - Macleans.ca

Who will make the case for taxes?

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Canadians for Tax Fairness offers ten reasons to “feel good about taxes.”

Taxes put out fires, keep our streets safe, provide our children with education, provide our families with health care, ensure our food and water are safe, create legal safeguards for businesses and employees, provide parks – in other words, provide us benefits every hour of the day, every day of the year…

Past generations paid taxes for what we have today – schools, hospitals, courts of law, roads, public transit, parks. Our taxes today allow us to pass along those benefits to future generations – our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

If we ignore, shortchange or postpone funding for social, economic and environmental problems today, the solutions become more expensive in the future.

This runs rather counter to the Prime Minister’s view that no taxes are good taxes.