Do you think that, everything else being equal, an investor would rather come to a place where they will have to pay a higher tax? Is that how you act in your own life?
Justin Trudeau said as much yesterday in Calgary, about his own planned national carbon tax.
This is nuts.
The carbon tax is going to stop tens of billions of dollars of investments coming to Canada. Trudeau says industry really loves carbon taxes. I guess Statoil, the massive Norwegian oil company, didn’t get the memo. They just abandoned Canada.
So did Koch, the second-richest private company in America. Their vice president, David Koch, just met with Donald Trump. Do you think he was lobbying Trump for a carbon tax, or telling Trump to follow through on his campaign promise to cut the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 15 per cent?
It will be interesting, and dangerous, when Trump and Trudeau first meet.
Donald Trump is a builder, who has made 40 skyscrapers, and made fortunes, and lost them, and made them again.
And then you have a male model who thinks that a carbon tax will bring investment to the country.
Yeah, I’m worried about how that first meeting is going to go. Is there any way we can stop Trudeau from meeting Trump for a little longer — like maybe four years?
FINALLY: A preview of the speacial programming we'll be bringing you every day between now and January 2, 2017!