Thursday, October 15, 2009

Responding to a left-wing columnist on taxes

I sent the following letter to the Winnipeg Free Press in response to a column by the left-wing writer Frances Russell:

Dear Sir/Madam:

Frances Russell must secretly be yearning for a Conservative majority victory in the next election.

Why else would she suggest that Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff adopt a pro-tax agenda?
“Liberals could fight Tories on taxes” October 14.

Surely Russell understands that Canadians are fed up with paying taxes that are already too high and burdensome.

The last thing voters want to hear is a politician promising to make that burden even harder to bear.

What Canadians really want is for politicians to make more efficient use of the tax dollars they already have.

It’s time, in other words, for government to provide the services we deserve at a price we can afford.

Crossposted at the Libertas Post.

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