Title: Holy breach of trust, Batman!
Description: remake: Commentary on the Harper's broken promise by taxing Income Trusts and its unfairness
Tags: Stephen Harper Prime Minister Canada election campaign promises income trust tax Flaherty
Lloyd MacIlquham, B.Sc., M.Sc., J.D.
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Batman: To the Bat Cave Robin
Robin: Whatís up, Batman. The Joker again?
Batman: No Robin, something much more insidious.
But first, we must solve the following riddle:
On 30 January we were told by the Harper government why they broke their campaign promise not to tax Income
Robin: Why Batman?
Batman: it seems, Robin,
because they think it's fair.
Robin: Holy breach-of-trust, Batman!
Isnít it unfair to promise not to do something in order to get people to vote for you then after being elected break that promise.
Batman: I think you might be on to something, Robin.
Added to that, the Harper governmentís broken promise resulted in the loss of up to 25 billions in investment dollars from Canadian companies.
Robin: I donít understand how thatís fair.
Batman: Neither do I, Robin.
The Harper government says that not taxing the Income Trusts means that they may not be able to give Canadians the tax breaks they are planning in their upcoming budget.
Their logic apparently is that these tax breaks will benefit the majority of Canadians and so it is fair to break their promise since it only hurts a minority of people, even though the damage is so great.
Robin: But Batman, they only received a bit more than one third of the votes,
where is their moral authority.
Batman: I donít know, Robin.
Letís feed this information into the Bat Computer, Robin, and see what comes out.
This does not compute!
This does not Compute! a
Robin: Holy, lost in space, Batman! What can we do.
Batman: Weíve got to get our Canada back, Robin, before its too late.