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Fuck the tax cuts.

All of them. Fuck the distraction tactics, fuck the bullshit moderate politicking spewing forth from the maw of Stephen Harper. Fuck the whining and bitching. And fuck everybody who would rather have a tax cut than a functioning social system.

Know what? I don't care. I will cheerfully pay the taxes. I'd pay higher ones without complaining. Hell, the federal government used at least some of that surplus to take fifteen hundred bucks off my student loan debt. And, okay, it would be drastically cooler if I didn't have to borrow in the first place, if they'd just pay for it, but as it is, fifteen hundred bucks less is a good thing, and I don't hear the Republicans Conservatives trying to woo students. Pity for them, because our particular age group and intellectual bracket is much more likely to vote in horrified paranoia of Harper's badly-disguised - pardon the expression - unCanadian bigotry and general evil than for to get tax cuts on taxes we don't really pay anyway. The only reason we have such widespread high-end social programs is because of the fact that we pay the highest income tax of any G7 country in the world.

So. Morons. Let me say this slowly, so you can understand me. Taxes. Are. A government's. Only. Legitimate. Income.

He actually went on TV and said that he thinks all taxes are bad.

How... how... I just... does he... *splorch*

That sound, just there? Was the part of my brain that occasionally expects rationality in humans exploding.

If you need me in January, I'll be over there, wearing a Rock the Vote hat, harrassing people at Production Way. *eyeroll*

And... seriously. Harper the Hut. Now it's in my head, it will never go away.

...damnit, Layton. You are messing with my head. I am so angry with you, and now you're going on TV railing against Wal-Mart.

*sigh*

Two more classes. Now, sleep. Tomorrow, bloodless coup. Who's in? >.

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smolder
Dec. 2nd, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)
But...if Canada turns into Crazytown...where will the poor, dispirited lineral Americans go once we escape the Conservative death camps?
hex_16
Dec. 2nd, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
There is no escape. :P

Seriously, I think you're being overly dramatic. Death camps? Nobody's even gotten to stopping your right to protest yet. Because it isn't going to happen. Because we conservatives respect your opinion, we just don't agree with it.

High taxes = bad for the economy. The simple fact is the federal government rakes in more tax money in actual dollars when taxes are lower because people are making more taxable income. Taxes stifle econmoic growth. Presidents, both Democrat and Republican have both ridden economic booms due to lowering taxes.

As for Harper's alleged bigotry, I can't really speak from an informed position on it, since I don't follow Canadian politics.
chandri
Dec. 2nd, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
Believe us on the bigotry.
High taxes = bad for the economy. The simple fact is the federal government rakes in more tax money in actual dollars when taxes are lower because people are making more taxable income. Taxes stifle econmoic growth. Presidents, both Democrat and Republican have both ridden economic booms due to lowering taxes.

I don't know about Americans, but most Canadians I know could care less about economic growth. We don't tend to lump our social systems (education, healthcare, etc.) together as "part of the economy". Low taxes = poor education, enormous numbers of people at subsistence-level income (with no social conscience), and lots of sick people due to the imminent fall of universal healthcare. Because really, who the hell cares about the economy if you can't participate? o.O

(Anyway, doesn't Bush segregate protesters so he doesn't have to listen to them?)
smolder
Dec. 2nd, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Believe us on the bigotry.
Anyway, doesn't Bush segregate protesters so he doesn't have to listen to them?

Or he has his Texas law buddies make it illegal to protest (I'm sorry, "gather") outside his Crawford Ranch.

He's the President of Americans Who Agree With Him. The rest of us can go hang.
smolder
Dec. 2nd, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
No, but conservatives have promoted and enforced the rhetoric that to disagree with the administration to disagree is unAmerican. They have said that the democrats, not being in the majority, should simply sit on their hands and stop fighting Republican legislation. They have tarred and feathered war heroes, calling them cowards, just for speaking out against the war.

In every way they can get away with, the conservative regime has set about silencing the liberal left.

And Bush lowered taxes and our deficit has skyrocketed, employment went lukewarm before collapsing and the stock market is just teetering on a crash. So, you tax argument doesn't really hold water.
hex_16
Dec. 3rd, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
Employment collapsed? What stats are you looking at? Last I heard it is at 5%. To put this in perspective, economists consider "full employment" to be 3-4% depending on whom you ask. In fact, we've seen job growth in the past quarter. The economy doesn't suck right now.
smolder
Dec. 3rd, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
Unemployment is increasing, last stat I heard. Economy doesn't suck right now? Tell that to the 30,000 GM employees who just lost their jobs.
chandri
Dec. 2nd, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
I've been wondering that for weeks, now. I mean, the instinct, when one's own country starts manifesting pre-jailing-political-dissidents symptoms is to... well... flee to Canada.

But I'm already here. o.O
mik100
Dec. 2nd, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
what's the fun of a coup with no blood?
captainspiffy
Dec. 2nd, 2005 08:03 am (UTC)
Go! My Snake-Warriors and High-Priced Lawyers!

Make the streets Crimson-Slick with the blood of the conservatives!
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