TRUDEAU GAFFES -THE SEQUEL: PM under fire for saying low incomers 'don't pay taxes'


spaminator
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TRUDEAU GAFFES -THE SEQUEL: PM under fire for saying low incomers 'don't pay taxes'
Dave Abel
Published:
February 6, 2019
Updated:
February 6, 2019 12:00 PM EST
WATCH ABOVE as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suffers another blunder, claiming low incomers ‘don’t pay taxes’
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=kBDJ3d0RFVE
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...dont-pay-taxes
 
spaminator
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Trudeau under fire for saying low-income Canadians 'don't pay taxes'
Postmedia News
Published:
February 6, 2019
Updated:
February 6, 2019 4:12 PM EST
For the second day in a row, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under fire for comments about low-income Canadians and the amount of taxes they pay.
“We see proof that the Conservatives simply don’t understand that low-income families don’t benefit from tax breaks because they don’t pay taxes,” said Trudeau in question period on Tuesday.
The statement was in response to a comment made by Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre criticizing the Liberals for eliminating the child fitness tax credit introduced by the previous Harper government.
It was not immediately clear what definition of low-income Trudeau was using, although observers noted that income taxes kick in at around $12,000 per year and that every income bracket shells out for other fees like sales taxes and the new carbon tax.
The Conservatives were quick to pounce on Trudeau’s statement, saying it’s an example of the PM being out of touch with regular Canadians.
“I receive dozens of calls and hundreds of e-mails daily from people in the Toronto area (and all across Canada) who have had enough of this PM and his tax increases,” wrote Bob Saroya, Conservative MP for Markham-Unionville.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer brought up the issue in question period on Tuesday, engaging in a heated back and forth with Trudeau over the respective parties’ approaches to tax policy.
“He took away the text book credit,” Scheer said, referring to a Harper-era policy the Trudeau government removed. “Does he believe there are no low-income students?
“The Prime Minister has other people manage his family fortune so it’s no surprise he doesn’t understand how the tax system works,” Scheer added during the exchange that saw uproar from both sides of the aisle.
“While we continue to stay focused on Canadians, Conservatives continue to stay focused on how I grew up,” Trudeau shot back.
Trudeau repeatedly argued that eliminating tax credits was ultimately better for Canadians because the middle class were paying less income tax and receiving the Canada Child Benefit. Shortly after coming into power, the Trudeau government reduced the second-lowest income tax rate from 22% to 20.5%.
However, a 2017 report from the Fraser Institute says that while the income tax rate did decrease, because of the elimination of past tax credits, 81% of middle-class families are ultimately paying higher taxes.
http://twitter.com/PierrePoilievre/s...80058715377665
http://twitter.com/AndrewScheer/stat...60381105041408
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...dont-pay-taxes
 
spaminator
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LILLEY: Does Trudeau think taxes pay themselves?
Brian Lilley
Published:
February 6, 2019
Updated:
February 6, 2019 8:38 PM EST
It shouldn’t be a shock, coming from a guy that thinks budgets balance themselves.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said low income Canadians don’t pay taxes.
“The Conservatives simply don’t understand that low-income families don’t benefit from tax breaks because they don’t pay taxes,” Trudeau thundered.
The PM was responding to a question from Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre, who charged that Trudeau has hiked taxes on many Canadians and will do so again if re-elected.
It should have been an easy question for Trudeau to swat away, instead he proved a central Conservative talking point: that trust-fund Trudeau is so out of touch with the ordinary lives of Canadians that he doesn’t know that low-income Canadians pay all kinds of taxes.
From GST, to the coming carbon tax, CPP, EI and even income tax.
Someone earning just $28,000 a year in Ottawa — the equivalent of minimum wage in Ontario — will pay $4,782 in taxes.
That includes $1,998 in federal tax, $1,106 in provincial tax and $1,678 in CPP and EI premiums.
It’s an average tax rate of 11%.
Maybe ‘trust-fund Trudeau’ doesn’t get that.
Maybe for him dropping 11% of his income would be nothing, but to most of us we notice.
By the way, drop that figure to an annual income of $14,000 and you are still paying a total tax bill of $879 — most of it to the feds.
Sure, some of that will come back to the low-income taxpayer through tax credits, refunds and the like, but that only happens in April, or in quarterly installments.
Those low-income Canadians still pay taxes all year round.
Then there is the tax they pay when they buy clothes, a cup of coffee, when they fill up the gas tank or the taxes paid indirectly to ride public transit.
On Wednesday, Trudeau had the chance to back away from his ridiculous statement, but instead he attacked the Conservatives as not caring about the middle class.
Which is strange because under the Conservatives, both the middle-class and and low-income Canadians saw their fortunes improve according to a report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
But Trudeau just wanted to bang on and on about Conservative policies instead of discussing his ridiculous and out-of-touch statement.
Maybe it is unfair for Trudeau to know what low-income Canadians do or don’t pay.
His family hasn’t needed to work since his grandfather Charles made the family fortune — mostly from a chain of gas stations in the 1930’s.
That fortune allowed Pierre Trudeau to traipse around the world before settling down to forge a career and much of that fortune — which has grown — was left to Justin in a trust fund.
The Conservatives took aim at that, especially pointing out that Trudeau had closed what he called tax loopholes for small business but hadn’t touched the tax advantage offered to trust funds.
“How much money did he save by taking advantage of the trust fund tax loophole?” Poilievre asked.
To Trudeau it was nothing but a personal attack, but in reality a valid question.
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We have a prime minister who has literally called small business owners “tax cheats” and implied most only incorporate for the tax advantages — tax advantages he tried to take away.
Shouldn’t we have a sense of the tax advantages that have helped what he himself calls his “family fortune?”
Trudeau likes to talk about helping the middle class and those working hard to join it, don’t believe the hype.
This is a man who is about to impose a new consumption tax on a large part of the country, his beloved carbon tax.
He isn’t cutting all other taxes, or any other taxes, the way Nobel prize winning economists would have done, he is simply adding to your tax bill and telling you it is good for you.
How would he know?
He’s never had to worry about a bill in his life and he thinks low income people don’t pay taxes.
Just like budgets balance themselves.
This guy has to go.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...pay-themselves
 
EagleSmack
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Do low intelligence voters believe him?
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Do low intelligence voters believe him?

Probably. Some of them voted for him. The rest voted NDP.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Do low intelligence voters believe him?

There are only two kinds of people who will vote for Trudeau this year. Those who are too stupid to see what he's doing, and those who are too stupid and brainwashed to care.
 
Johnnny
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That's a big number. Who are these people?
 
Walter
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Still not ready for the job.
 
Johnnny
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Trudeau has to go. How can someone be so stupid?
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Trudeau has to go. How can someone be so stupid?

It's just how peoplekind is?
 
Hoid
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Another brilliant white natty thread.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Another brilliant white natty thread.

More Icelandic’s ?
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Another brilliant white natty thread.

So, what camp do you fall into. Too stupid to know or too stupid and brainwashed to care?
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

More Icelandic’s ?

Norwads actually. He's just pissed since he found out his Norwad proggy heroes are actually a bunch of racists.