Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier
As strange as it might sound, Harper's policies helped the lower classes more than Trudeau's have the "middle classes". And besides, shouldn't the lower classes, the most disadvantaged, be the ones the government should really be focussing on? Anyone lower-middle-class and up can generally take care of ourselves: we don't want government interference.
I actually admire the Hong Kong model in this. The rich pay taxes, the poor get government help, and the middle classes? The government ignores them as it should.
Hong Kong capitalism explained using cows:
You have two cows.
You sell three of them to your publicly-listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute an enquity/debt swap with associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax deduction for keeping five cows.
The milk rights of six cows are transferred via a Panamanian intermediary to a Cayman Isands company secretly owned by the majority shareholder, who sells the rights to all seven cows' milk back to the listed company.
The annual report says that the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more.
Meanwhile, you kill the two cows because the Feng Shui is bad.