“Times have changed and now the poor get fat…”
Today’s “poor” are the “rich” Jesus warned you about.
The committee also found that 30 percent of tax units actually made money off the income tax system for the 2009 tax year.
It’s that I think the ‘poor’ should pay more, I think everyone should pay an equal share and when I did my taxes, I got the same deductions for CPP and EI that a ‘poor’ person would get, the only difference is that the net offset for those deductions was only half what someone in the bottom bracket got and proportionately, they got MORE CPP and EI deductions than I did.
The lovely part is that I’ve paid maximum amount in CPP and EI premiums for the last 30 years and I’ll never be able to collect a single penny of either.
Deduction and payment-wise the ‘poor’ are further ahead than the middle class and always will be simply because they get to keep all of what they make and get gov’t cheques for various things to boot. I cringed then cursed filling out my taxes looking at all the schedules and deductions, offsets and rebates that I couldn’t use because my income was ‘too high’…and the example quoted that “we pay GST” is a bit of a red herring…I pay GST too but I don’t get a rebate cheque back to cover any of it, I just pay.
This is why nobody that pays taxes votes ndp..and those that vote ndp in college generally switch parties as soon as they have to declare an income instead of claiming tuition rebates.
I don’t want to pay less than my share, I’m just tired of paying mine and two other people’s too.
About that part re: the “poor” making money off the income tax system.
I’ve been saying that for years, because I grew up around people who did just that.
If you weren’t so fortunate, just watch a week’s worth Judge Judy and other U.S. judge shows. Everything revolves around “my income tax check.”
Poor people’s idea of “financial planning” revolves around their “income tax refund.”
When poor people hear “income tax,” they hear the word “income.”
When rich people hear “income tax,” they hear the word “tax.”
And that is why poor people stay poor — and the rich get poorer, since they are forced to host parasites.