Saturday, July 12, 2008

Redistributive justice, the Canadian Liberal way

Ontario MP Ken Boshcoff admits the Liberal's Green Shift plan will shaft Alberta and the wealthy, sort of.

An Ontario Liberal MP said yesterday his party's Green Shift carbon tax proposal will raid Alberta's energy riches and transfer wealth "from rich to poor, from the oilpatch to the rest of the country."

[..] Mr. Boshcoff said on a political news blog that the Green Shift is the "most aggressive anti-poverty program in 40 years" that will target wealthy provinces -- particularly Alberta -- and made little mention of any environmental benefits.

"The shift will transfer wealth from rich to poor, from the oilpatch to the rest of the country, and from the coffers of big business to the pockets of low-income Canadians," he said in a post on NetNewsledger.com. The Liberal MP said in his post that the $15-billion in revenues will be used to pay for Liberal party social policies, including $9-billion in tax cuts for low-income earners and $2.9-billion for a universal child tax benefit.

In an interview yesterday, Mr. Boshcoff said he should have been more responsible with his words, but never viewed the Green Shift carbon tax as having a negative impact on any part of the country. (National Post)
Nope, nothing wrong with robbing Peter to pay Paul.

cp: The Broom

1 Comment:

mariposa said...

"...Mr. Boshcoff said he should have been more responsible with his words..."

Haha...Yes, bad idea - he told the truth. He should have been more "responsible" and continued lying. After all, he is a Lieberal.

Well, Robin Hood Dion should be very popular amongst those in the culture of entitlement.