The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is holding the Alberta NDP government’s feet to the fire over the carbon tax with a new campaign. I spoke with Alberta Director, Paige MacPherson, about the tax that’s going to cost Alberta families a lot more come January 1, 2017.
There’s nothing good about increased costs for Alberta families at a time of economic turmoil, but Paige suggests what’s even worse is the government is being hypocritical when it comes to vehicles for their own bureaucrats versus regular Albertans.
The impact on families will be significant and will cost couples with children an average of $600 not including the added costs of groceries, property taxes and other basic necessities.
The Notley NDP like to say Albertans want this tax because it will get much needed oil and gas infrastructure approved and in place but they didn’t campaign on it, so it looks more like a wealth distribution scheme. If you want to see for yourself what Albertans really think of the carbon tax, visit StoptheCarbonTax.com and check out the results of The Rebel’s poll on the subject.
The majority of respondents said they believe the carbon tax is a cash grab that’s going to cost them with many, including NDP voters, saying they want a referendum on implementing the tax.
During these hard economic times, nobody wants the added burden of more money coming out of their pockets at the hands of a government that already overtaxes its people and always seems to find new and creative ways to take more based on a platform built on myths.
When will enough be enough?
If you agree make sure you sign and share our petition at www.StopTheCarbonTax.com.