May 16, 2015

"Fair share"? Wealthy CP Rail CEO approves of Alberta NDP's tax hikes

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

The CEO of CP Rail is a Tennessee-born multimillionaire named Hunter Harrison. Now he lives in Calgary. He's also in favour of higher taxes or as he calls it, paying "his fair share."

But his idea of a "fair share" isn't really fair, as I explain.

And wait until he finds out what Alberta's new socialist majority government thinks the word "fair" really means...

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commented 2015-05-18 01:19:20 -0400
I’m not rich enough to be a socialist.
commented 2015-05-16 18:55:12 -0400
Corporations don’t pay taxes. The consumer does. The more you tax corporations the more they pass that on to their customers. In the case of CP their customers are their shippers, who will in turn pass those costs onto their customers all the way down to the consumer.
commented 2015-05-16 17:29:45 -0400
I think CP rail would be better off with Hunter Thompson than Hunter Taxhike
commented 2015-05-16 16:53:55 -0400
oh yes and speaking of paying…how about paying the $4 million tommy..
commented 2015-05-16 16:53:15 -0400
wouldnt we all like to pay his (harrison’s) fair share?
commented 2015-05-16 13:34:14 -0400
Wait until the NDP gets its hands on the entire government apperatis in the fall. Then you’ll get to see what the Clown Party is all about.
commented 2015-05-16 13:04:08 -0400
We should realize by now, it is us against our governments. Thank god for Harper.
commented 2015-05-16 12:58:06 -0400
Lets see if he’s in favour of eliminating the write off of the capital equipment tax break that would be fair for a large company like CP Rail. He doesn’t care if fuel taxes go up 1 or 2 percent CP Rail will just pass it on to it’s customers and his customers will just pass it on to us.
If the government needs to get more money how about limiting the salaries of every one who works for the government to $50-K THAT SHOULD SAVE A BUNDLE.
commented 2015-05-16 12:41:00 -0400
If you have the time/take the time to fact check Hunter Harrison’s wealth and income, you’ll quickly see this guy is so loaded that tax rate increases don’t really affect this guy at all.
commented 2015-05-16 12:01:17 -0400
Fair share? Let’s take two individuals, one making $25,000 and one making $500,000 (Probably low for the head of CP). The 2% increase in gas tax to the low income individual is a large problem, if they have little or no discretionary spending the the difference has to come out of their subsistence budget, shelter and food while for the high income individual the discretionary spending is high so the increase has no effect on their living standard. just in term of income alone a 2 cent increase on $25,000 is equivalent to 40 cents on a $500,000 income. What is fair is idiots like this guy talking for the rest of us, especially some Yank that probably has tax sheltered all his extra income. I am in favor of a tax system that says how much did you earn, send us 12% and your done!
commented 2015-05-16 11:34:51 -0400
Testing, one, two, three … fair, you say?