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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:31 PM
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Hard-nosed Flaherty shows his emotions
Edited on Fri Oct-21-11 08:55 PM by CHIMO

Crocodile tears?

Flaherty scoffs at NDP frontrunners dreamy tax-the-rich scheme

Brian Topps proposals to increase the personal income taxes of the wealthiest Canadians are just dreamy ideas that are ultimately nonsense, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says.

Mr. Topp, the actors-union director and former party president who is the perceived frontrunner in the NDP leadership race, told The Canadian Press he wants his party to make higher income taxes for high-income earners a key plank in its next election campaign platform.

I will be talking about income taxes and I think it's time for our party to step up to that plate and to be pretty clear about that because then we'll have a mandate to act if we're elected, Mr. Topp said in a wide-ranging interview.

But Mr. Flaherty said Mr. Topp should go back and study the Canadian tax system before tossing around such ideas. /

2011 Salaries of Canadian Members of Parliament
Cabinet Minister* $ 75,516 $233,247 (Montreal)
Did he learn good? Or did he not?
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