Raising Taxes: a Liberal Go-to
People in Niagara West are concerned about affordability, getting ahead, and a Liberal government that seems to be out of touch with their needs.
In Parliament, I frequently point to the importance of keeping taxes low and the negative impact of raising taxes on middle class families and small businesses.
These are more than just slogans. Conservatives are the defenders of the middle class, and in 2019 we will be fighting to stop Justin Trudeau from imposing massive tax hikes that will cost you a fortune.
What has it cost you so far since Trudeau and the Liberals got elected in 2015?
Close to $80,000,000,000 dollars in additional debt. We have roughly 16,000,000 Canadian taxpayers, so that’s about $5,000 per Canadian or approximately $10,000 per working family. This is debt that Canadians will need to pay back.
You read this correctly. Trudeau has burdened you and your family with close to $10,000 of debt that you need to pay back.
What’s worse is that the Liberals refuse to keep taxes low. Now that the budget has failed to balance itself (as Justin Trudeau famously said), there is little doubt that a re-elected Liberal government will raise taxes even more.
We know this because his out of control spending will need to be paid back. Trudeau has already raised the average middle class family’s tax burden by more than $800 dollars per year. And there is more to come.
The Liberals also attempted to raise other taxes: a 73% tax on small business investment, taxes on dental and health insurance benefits, and taxes on employee discounts. These Liberal tax hikes were only stopped because of a massive public backlash. Canadians said that enough was enough.
This still hasn’t stopped the Liberals from working to impose their very unpopular carbon tax. The carbon tax will increase the cost of virtually everything you buy while failing to reduce emissions. And here is the kicker: this tax is being imposed on the provinces without their consent. Premier Ford in Ontario and several other provinces are currently being forced to go to court to fight this tax.
Justin Trudeau’s irresponsible spending has created a massive deficit. Government deficits today always lead to tax hikes tomorrow, paid by you and your family. The Conservative solution is to control spending and promote low tax policies that improve competitiveness, create jobs, and ensure long-term prosperity.
Unfortunately, the Prime Minister just does not understand the importance of fiscal responsibility. He has never balanced a budget. He enjoys a trust fund and a family fortune, which means that he will never have to worry about money. This is not the experience that 99% of Canadian families have. Justin Trudeau is truly the 1%.
You should not have to pay for this Liberal government’s mistakes. In 2019, you can be sure that Conservatives will be working towards lowering taxes and putting an end to policies that pile on out of control debt.