Friday, October 21, 2005

Liberals and Tax Cuts

Just sent out this news release:

NCC Says Liberals Playing Politics with Taxes

(October 21, 2005) The National Citizens Coalition says the Paul Martin government should stop playing politics with Canada’s tax policy.

Media reports indicate the Liberal government could introduce across-the-board tax cuts as early as next month, to offset any political damage resulting from the Gomery report due out on November 1.

“If media reports about the Liberals planning income tax cuts are true, that would be good news,” says NCC vice president Gerry Nicholls. “But their motivation seems to have more to do with politics than with sound fiscal management.”

Nicholls says the Liberals should have and could have cut taxes years ago, but they opted to put their own political needs ahead of the needs of taxpayers.

“Only now with the Gomery report looming and an election in the offing, are the Liberals discovering the need to help out overburdened taxpayers,” says Nicholls. “Political panic is not a sound basis for running the economy.”

Nicholls says tax relief and reform should be a central plank for all Canada’s political parties.

“We can’t afford a government that only cuts taxes every four years,” says Nicholls.

Nicholls says the Liberals seem more concerned about holding onto power than about doing the right thing for Canada.

“The Liberals represent old time politics,” says Nicholls. “We need leaders who understand the new global market realities. Canadians needs lower taxes to be competitive.”


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