OK, I am sure there are lots of reasons why it made fiscal sense for the Conservative government to break its promise not to tax income trusts.
So why is Finance Minister Jim Flaherty justifying the government's move with weak left wing arguments that could have come straight out of the NDP or Liberal playbook?
Here's a couple Flaherty quotes to illustrate my point:
* "After all, someone has to pay the taxes for health care and education, all the good things we love as Canadians."
* "If corporations don't pay their fair share of taxes, this tax burden will shift ... This is simply not fair.''
Huh? I thought the Tories were about making taxes lower not fairer.
Sure the editorial board of the Toronto Star might applaud this approach, but when election day comes around they sure as heck won't be voting Tory.