September 09, 2015

Trudeau thinks small businesses are just a way for wealthier Canadians to save on their taxes

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Last night, CBC's Peter Mansbridge asked Liberal leader Justin Trudeau where he stood on reducing taxes for small businesses.

In his shocking answer, Trudeau showed how out of touch he is when he said that many small businesses are just tax avoidance scams.

It isn't difficult to understand how he has come to this very negative view of what businesses are if you review the financial disclosure he produced when he became an MP. It shows a dizzying array of numbered holding companies with impressive executive titles for Trudeau that don't really have any responsibilities attached to them.

Not surprising, really, since the last Trudeau that had to work for a living was his grandfather.

This trust fund kid has spent all his time traveling, even telling one interviewer that he has already visited over 90 countries in his life.

Perhaps we can give him some points for honesty though, since in his limited experience, corporations are exactly how he described them -- a way for trust fund kids to avoid paying taxes.

It's just unfortunate for the rest of us that this man who would be prime minister has no idea how hard the rest of us work.


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commented 2015-09-14 15:12:11 -0400
I like Peter Mansbridge’s posture as he was talking to Trudeau! I think Mansbridge ( I really could be wrong) wonders how Trudeau ever got to be the head of the Liberal Party!. Manbridge’s posture looked like he was trying to figure out this little trust fund boy! Did you hear how Chretien spoke about Trudeau? I almost vomited!
commented 2015-09-13 13:28:19 -0400
This twit really doesn’t get it !!
An Elitist School Teacher who Incorporated his own small business for exactly the reason he’s criticising.
Stupidity knows no bounds !!
commented 2015-09-11 11:43:08 -0400
Still ha don’t get it! After Harper don’t matter who assumes power, it’s all controlled through UN Agenda 21 now called agenda 2030 aka sustainable development. Got to vote at town level to start clearing these despots out!
commented 2015-09-11 10:40:36 -0400
It is humorous to think that someone has gained so much life experience from being on vacation. It would be humorous if he wasn’t touting this as some kind of credentials that enable him to govern a country.
commented 2015-09-11 00:13:14 -0400
I think it is clever of the Conservatives to bring in Inger Stojberg as the new advisor/campaign manager. We will see how a European treats Justin Trudeau’s and Laureen Harper high ideas.
commented 2015-09-10 21:48:14 -0400
Kieth, we are 1/7 of the G7. It is not pointless to get involved. Some turnips are traitors and don’t deserve to be called Canadian
commented 2015-09-10 21:32:21 -0400
What do expect from a guy that’s never even had a real job, much less a business.
commented 2015-09-10 20:44:46 -0400
@ Dianne Smith – true – it is now a paper of insurrection.

@ Darlene Crowe – So are Canadians – the stupidity of the average entitled and highly uninformed Canadian is incredible – wait and see how many vote for this dangerous and subversive individual called trudooooo….
commented 2015-09-10 20:08:09 -0400
Couldn’t agree with you more Dianne. It has been years since the CBC provided actual nonpartisan news reporting. Not only are they extremely partisan they also have incredibly bad programming (This hour has 22 minutes and Little Mosque on the Prairie are two shining examples.) Why the Feds still fund the Communist Broadcasting Corporation is beyond me, they should have tossed that trough feeding CBC once Harper had a majority.
commented 2015-09-10 19:41:51 -0400
I believe Justin Trudeau is dangerous, due to his overflowing stupidity on every level. He does not have a clue as to what hard-working/middle-class Canadian sacrifice. Additionally, small business people are working hard to make a living and raise their families in the best way possible way. Since Ontario Liberals have created a massive deficit, high taxes, reckless spending and turned Ontario into a ‘Have-Not-Province’, I understand that these are just some of the reasons corporations have and are leaving our province in droves. Justin, you really should start relating to these small business owners as there may be no corporations left for you to relate to! I raised 2 sons on my own and without any trust funds from my father, or support from their father. They are now successful and hard-working business people through their own initiatives – something which I honestly conceive Trudeau knows nothing about. I put in a lot of overtime to provide for my family. Both sons had part-time jobs to pay their own tuitions to university, and are now successful business people thanks to their own efforts. That is called hard work, with a purpose. I paid taxes, as my sons now do. I have a suggestion for Justin: Make just one more trip. Hand-carry those parkas you want delivered to Syria. But before doing so, arrange a meeting with ISIS. I am certain that with your millions of dollars and ill-substantiated promises of peace without military intervention, memories of that trip will remain with you forever. Should you not return Mr. Trudeau, that might just tell all Canadians of another real danger we are facing – something else I believe you know absolutely nothing about! The need for an educated and respected leader on all fronts.
commented 2015-09-10 18:17:44 -0400
Many businesses are keeping other businesses afloat. If I buy a vehicle to avoid paying tax on that money, I am not really avoiding paying taxes, rather I am deferring it to another company and they pay it for me. If I had to pay the tax first, I likely could not afford the vehicle and would not really need to buy it. All of that money gets to the G’ovt eventually.

Having a small business is not an easy thing. My husband no longer contracts, he is an employee now. Any savings have not outweighed the cons.
commented 2015-09-10 17:26:36 -0400
From what I can see is that Trudeau is to young yet because he wants to spend like a crazy man. Also he is trying to run on his fathers shoes. I was around when his father was the prime minister and he was a big spender also
commented 2015-09-10 17:25:36 -0400
Ron Voss, your tip is sounding better by the minute.
You are one dumb, stupid, turnip. Is there a new drug in hip, trendy, on the map, metro sexual part of Toronto that you live in. Do you read what you write?
What Jimmy is saying is the equivalent of saying; Let’s take a convicted, murdering, child molester out of death row and put him in a kids playground for for years. And if he molests and murders again. Jimmy says, Guess what, we can give him another trial for murder and child molestation. Why would I vote for Liberals or NDP if I know what they are you stupid retard. This is right up there with “Prove it that your tax dollars go to the CBC” or " If you don’t like the CBC, don’t watch it".

But nothing beats Jimmy’s acknowledgement that Canada’s National Broadcaster who is funded by all Canadians, Leans left. A leftist, acknowledging the CBC’s impartiality. WOW! Does anyone have a word for ignorance to the power of ten?

Ron, is it not good that we expose Liberal ignorance like this, and the CBC’s bias?
commented 2015-09-10 16:47:24 -0400

First of all – the world isn’t slipping closer and closer to WW3. Secondly – we are not America. We are Canada, which needs America to protect us. We are not able to make much of a military impact, which is why it’s almost pointless for Canada to even get involved.

Harper is most likely going to lose – accept your fate.
commented 2015-09-10 16:15:45 -0400
JIMMY; The last thing Canada needs, as the world slips closer and closer to WW3, is a clown, like Trudeau or a far left idiot, wanna be Emperor, French Citizen, Communist, like Mulcair, to be in power. At this time in our History, we need a strong leader. My advice to you is, ‘Pick You Self up and Vote RIGHT’.
commented 2015-09-10 15:44:28 -0400
Prince Knight,
I am not saying they are rocket scientists. But one does not have to be. Is it too hard to understand when NDP raises corp. taxes? And the corp.’s they close their doors. There will be no govt. revenues. Then you get deficits, higher taxes etc. etc. ect. Is it too hard to understand that a Conservative government, at the end of the day, will leave you with a job and more money in your pocket?

Maybe you are right. Am I too optimistic? Bill C-51 opponents are idiots. I worry about my daughter every time she is on a bus. Unfortunately, for stupidity in this magnitude, it is going to take one of their loved ones to get executed on some exotic holiday. Or get blown up on a train, bus, or plane for them to change their mind. That I don’t wish on anybody, even the idiots
commented 2015-09-10 15:41:38 -0400
Let’s say you are all right and Trudeau or Mulcair get elected and do a piss poor job. Guess what? Conservatives will get another shot at bat come the next election. You all act as if this election will define Canada until the end of time.

Decades come and go with different political parties running things. This is no different. Canadians just think that Harper has been at this long enough and the outcome hasn’t been that good and he needs to be replaced. So let’s see what the other guys can do and like I said – if they fuck up, then you will get your precious conservative party back running Canada.
commented 2015-09-10 15:34:22 -0400
Alex – “Do most intelligent Canadians not see this?”

I think that most do see this, but I include in those that are intelligent as those that intentionally seek out differing opinions on each pertinent political subject (pertinent to them for making an informed voting decision), evaluate those opinions and decide for themselves.

In many case I agree with Prince Knight. Those people that are followers, imho, are not intelligent in the way I describe intelligence. Maybe I define intelligence, at least for voting purposes, as an informed decision maker. Too many people are followers. It may be a cliche, but I think true blue conservatives (small “c”) are the independent minded informed people who value making their own decision and depending upon their own hard work as much as possible.

In my opinion, Harper is the only option, certainly not the most conservative out there, but the only option available.
commented 2015-09-10 14:33:32 -0400
Alex, I might take issue with what you said about “people” being intelligent. Unfortunately, most people are followers, and do not know how to think for themselves. This is why/how the mainstream media is so effective. One person in my “contact group” (to coin a phrase), has bought the media’s line completely — including sinker. She has publicly stated that she can’t tolerate what Harper has done with the National Security bill passed fairly recently. In that light, she’s likely voting Green.

Intelligence? And this lady is a professing Christian…

Most people vote what benefits them, and they don’t know how to think beyond the concepts. Trudeau sounds good, until one actually analyzes what he says (in which case it comes to zero). Even Mulcair sounds good, until his party’s platforms are analyzed, in which case we can kiss Canada as we know it goodbye. (Hello, third-world status!) But people don’t know how to do that. They rely on media pundits to tell them what to think. I, personally, have some concerns about Harper, himself, but I’ll be voting party platform, not person… and the Conservatives are the least of the evils.
commented 2015-09-10 14:30:11 -0400
If you vote for NDP, you won’t have to work for your money anymore. Sound great doesn’t it? NDP will devise some social program that can make you stay home and earn the same money. Heck in Greece, their NDP style government reduced the retirement age to 55.

Look at Greece today
commented 2015-09-10 14:21:44 -0400
I am retired now, but when I worked. I paid attention to politics. Especially around tax season. Is looking beyond what MSM is saying and understanding the three ideologies too difficult. Quite possible. I have friends that couldn’t be bothered with politics. But I have more friends that pay attention to it. All are concerned about Harper not winning.

To vote for the Liberals or NDP if Harper is not Conservative enough??? One must be very ignorant to do this.

“Then you have the people that vote anything but Conservative because they equate Conservative with Christian and they have issues with Christianity,” With this, I disagree. I am a Christian. Even though I am the furthest thing from a Saint, Christianity only persuades me to be benevolent and do good. Is this bad? I don’t think there are enough(if any) issues with Christianity to make one not vote for a Christian Prime Minister. Besides, Canada has kept Politics and Religion very separate.

Your last comment, I agree with 100%. Most people are intelligent. This is what baffles me. Look, most intelligent people vote with their pockets in mind. And Justly so. Conservatives are the answer to this. Less wasteful social programs means more money in your pocket. I don’t care for prisoner getting rehabilitated by psychologists at $300/hour. and then doubling that cost with government administrative costs. I am too tired to name more.

Liberals have a Tinkerbell leader who thinks budgets balance themselves. The Ontario Liberal government should be proof enough. Being a Christian, I empathize about the less fortunate Ontarians. This winter, many of them are going to have to choose between food on the table or their skyrocketed energy bills. This is not funny, but this is what you get from Liberal Governments.

Mulcair is even worse. Like communism, NDP ideologies have never worked and never will work. If Mulcair wins, before you can blink. Businesses will close their doors, government revenues will plummet, deficits will soar, debt will soar. credit rating will plummet, and taxes skyrocket so hi that we go bankrupt. This is exactly what happened in Greece

Do most intelligent Canadians not see this?
commented 2015-09-10 13:56:33 -0400
Bill, can’t you pay yourself like an employee with all the same deducions as an employee and be included in the social safety nets? If you pay in to EI, for yourself as an employee of your own company, couldn’t you then draw off that if your business failed?
commented 2015-09-10 13:33:13 -0400
I pay taxes for my employees, my business and myself.. while being mainly excluded from any social ‘safety nets’.
commented 2015-09-10 13:28:03 -0400
Most (possibly all?) numbered companies are privately owned, so the corporate books do not need to be posted at the corporate registry like the public corporations do. At least I think that is how it works.
commented 2015-09-10 13:27:33 -0400
Trudeau, along with the rest of his playmates, in the Media Party, need to go to a nice Beach and bury there feet in the sand….Head First.
commented 2015-09-10 13:09:45 -0400
Look at his leg when he say contributing in concrete ways. Poor Justin. You must suck at poker.
commented 2015-09-10 13:01:23 -0400
How do we find out what a numbered company does ? Even I can start a numbered company
commented 2015-09-10 12:36:26 -0400
Hey, here’s what I posted on the CBC boards today. I hope you guys can take some time now and then to offer your wit and criticism over there to help me fight off the tens of millions of Lib-automons over there!

Trudeau’s unreleased ditty, titled “Ode to my War on Business”:
Tax ‘em to the left, tax ’em to the right,
Tax ’em in the day, tax ’em in the night,
Tax ’em high, tax ’em low,
Tax the rich, tax the po’.
And when they got no more to give,
Take away the place they live.
commented 2015-09-10 12:26:24 -0400
The CBC no longer represents national interests and should lose all public funding. It has reduced itself to a Conservative Bashing Centre.
commented 2015-09-10 12:23:35 -0400
Alex, in my opinion, it probably a combination of the things you mentioned.

Many Canadians do not even bother paying attention so what little they do listen to is probably the MSM lying to them about Harper, so even the “I have voted Conservative all my life” crowd can even start to question if voting Harper is the right way to go.

Then you have the “Harper is not Conservative enough crowd” that might vote for the Liberals or NDP because Harper is not Conservative enough (which is a real twist in logic in my mind).

Then you have the people that vote anything but Conservative because they equate Conservative with Christian and they have issues with Christianity, so those people would vote for a turnip if the only options were Harper and a turnip … oh wait, the Liberal party does have a turnip as a leader.

Then you have the ones that listen to all sides of the political story and make decisions for themselves. Those people are the more intelligent people (which excludes mos lefties and includes most small business owners). It is those people that I believe will vote Conservative, not because Harper is the best necessarily, but because he is the best at this time.

That’s my two cents worth (which is obviously wrong if Jimmy Da Puff disagrees, of course)