I recently sent the following letter to the Toronto Star in response to this column.
Eugene Lang and Philip DeMont argue Prime Minister Stephen Harper has an “overriding objective to cut taxes.” (“Big-spender Harper true to his neoconservative roots” November 30)
If that were true, of course, it would also mean the Prime Minister would have an equally overriding objective to refrain from deficit spending.
After all, big deficits today inevitably mean higher taxes tomorrow.
Yet, the Prime Minister has, thanks to his economic “stimulus package”, plunged the country into a sea of red ink.
In other words, the supposedly tax hating Prime Minister is actually imposing a "future tax" on Canadians.
Lang and DeMont call this “neo-conservatism.”
I call it bad economics.