Call me a nervous nelly if you want but when Liberals start talking about taxes, I get nervous.
Like when Wayne Easter the chair of the House of Commons finance committee says every part of the tax system, including whether to raise or lower the GST should be considered, well, let’s just say I’m holding my wallet tighter.
In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Easter said the tax system is too complex and should be simplified. I can agree with that.
But when he then calls for a review, my fear becomes that it will be an excuse to file new reports calling for higher taxes – specifically, the GST.
The Liberals didn’t campaign on raising the hated goods and services tax, but as I show in this video, the fact is they have a long record of wanting it raised back up after Harper brought it down.
Go around the cabinet table and you find person after person who in the past has advocated a hike to the GST, so I expect it is coming.
We’ve already seen income taxes rise for top earners and will soon see payroll taxes rise, or at least not drop as they were scheduled to with the changes to EI premiums. The Liberals are also talking about a carbon tax nationally.
These are not the Liberals of the ‘90s that believed in balanced budgets and cutting taxes. These Liberals support much of what is in the far left Leap Manifesto, a document so radical that the NDP chose not to endorse the ideas during the last election.
Hold on to your wallets folks, the Liberals are ringing up big deficits and they need to find a way to get more money, from you.