President Donald Trump is bringing about a rural American Renaissance, while in Canada, Justin Trudeau and Rachel Notley are taxing farmers into the poor house.
Trump made major announcements at this week's American Farm Bureau annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Included in a long list of beneficial measures for rural Americans is raising the estate tax exemption to $11M, eliminating the largest barrier for young farmers taking over the family business.
President Trump hasn't forgotten that Middle America delivered him the White House and he's keeping his promises.
But in progressive Canada, farmers are getting the Canadian version of the estate tax with Finance Minister Bill Morneau's so-called tax reforms on corporations and changes to capital gains.
While American farmers are getting tax breaks and regulatory repeals, Alberta farmers got another hike in the carbon tax and are busy sorting out the punitive and expensive safety regulations in Bill 6.
While Trump focuses on the opioid crisis to make living in rural America safer, Premier Notley ignored rural Alberta’s violent crime victims as they sat in the legislature demanding an emergency debate about the crime epidemic.