OK I think the editorial writers over at the Toronto Star have officially lost it.
In today's editorial they denounce yesterday's announced tax cuts with the kind of over-the-top left-wing, class war rhetoric that went out of fashion about 100 years ago.
Check this comment: "It has been said that taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society. Yesterday the Conservatives made this country a little less civilized by killing the hope of the poorest in our midst for a fairer society in which everyone has a roof over their head and enough to eat."
Get that? The Star believes allowing Canadians to keep a little bit more of the money they earn will plunge Canada into barbarism!
Get a grip.
Even left wing Star columnist Thomas Walkom doesn't buy that loony spin.
Even stranger than the Star's Retro-Leftism, however, is its urging Liberal leader Stephane Dion to defeat the Conservative mini-budget and force an election over the issue.
Why bring down the government? Well, the Star writes:
"The reasons are clear. If these massive tax cuts are approved, then the Liberals would have to reverse them to be able to carry out a bold, progressive program of social, economic and environmental policies that Dion has promised if the Liberals are elected. And every politician knows that running on the need for tax hikes is a losing proposition."
Oh, I see running on the need for tax hikes is a losing proposition. But running on the need to cancel popular tax cuts is somehow a winning proposition.
Yeah that makes sense.
The Star's political advice would only make sense if they actually wanted Dion to lose.
And hey, maybe that's the answer.