Scheer's Conservative Tax Plan: Poor? Pay more! Rich? Get a cut!

Today, in Surrey, the Conservative Party kicked off their campaign by promising to “put more in the pockets of average canadians” - but their numbers don’t add up, like, at all.

Scheer's plan consists of:

• Abolishing the federal Carbon Levy

(costing households up to $587 dollars per year)

• Re-introducing Harper’s Transit Tax Credit
($200/year, but only if you bought monthly bus passes, which cost an average of $120/month, too pricey for minimum wage workers, who make up 60% of the workforce)

• Exempting “house heating” from GST
(possibly saving up to $107/year, aka absolutely nothing, AND would also lower the GST rebate that minimum wage workers get quarterly)

• Exempting maternity, but not parental benefits from income tax
(maternity benefits are 55% of your previous tax year’s earnings, capped at $562/wk - which means absolutely nothing for minimum wage workers, who make up more than 60% of the workforce)

• a promise of eventually introducing a tax credit on income tax of $444 - in four years
aka never

• “We’re going to balance the budget”

• other tax cuts for big businesses, while castigating JT’s Liberals as being “in the pocket of big corporations”

The only "tax cut" canadians need is a total one - a switch to MMT


“The numbers don’t add up” has been true for loads of Con campaigns.

But idiots keep voting for them because “economy”.