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posted 31 March 2006 09:34 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
A new analysis finds that high-income families will receive a disproportionate share of the benefits from the Conservatives' tax-cut promises. According to Standing Up For Which Families? the 5.4 per cent of families earning over $150,000 a year will receive 27.9 per cent of the benefits from the tax cuts modelled in the report — an average of over $2,010. Almost half of Canadian families (48.6 per cent) earn less than $40,000, yet they will receive only 20.3 per cent of the benefits of the tax cuts, an average of just over $163.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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fern hill
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posted 31 March 2006 09:54 AM      Profile for fern hill        Edit/Delete Post
/drift/ This and the "Prayer Doesn't Work" story I posted this ayem makes me think we should have a forum called "Big Surprise" or "This Just In. . ."/end drift/
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posted 31 March 2006 05:42 PM      Profile for thorin_bane     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
lol NO crap everytime we turn our head a new lie come to light, I have my "I voted NDP don't blame me" Bumper sticker ready. Yet somehow I still think that most of alberta will still wind up voting tory. But I think this stems from their "I pulled myself up by my boot straps" mentalitly and their province is very well offf right now. Once this oil boom goes south(and we finally implement ecologically friendly tech) They will see things very different. This isn't a flame out albertans, I know there are a lot of progressives, but FPTP kinda killl democracy out there worse than the rest of the country. No representation from any party other than tory gives that perception falsely or not.
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posted 31 March 2006 06:05 PM      Profile for BCseawalker        Edit/Delete Post
I found this the most interesting in the CCPA report:

families with incomes above $150,000 will receive an average of over $660 from this tax cut, while those earning less than $40,000 will receive under $6.

So how is a 1% reduction in the GST helping the families with the greatest need?

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