When it comes to taking from taxpayers, it’s never enough.
The leaders of Ontario’s municipalities are calling for a hike in the HST, at a time when Ontarians are already burdened by high taxes, record debt, and exploding energy prices.
As reported by the Globe & Mail, “Ontario municipal leaders are calling for a 1-per-cent hike in the HST that would raise $2.5-billion a year for local infrastructure. After several months of internal debate, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario officially launched a campaign Monday in favour of the idea at a convention in Ottawa.”
The Ontario government has rejected the move – though they’re already responsible for the massive burden that has been placed on low-income & middle class people in the province.
The municipalities are right to want more money for infrastructure, but they should be targeting the Ontario government, not taxpayers. As I’ve said before, we need more decentralization in this country, and more money should go directly to local governenments who are closer to the decisions being made, rather than being concentrated in big and unaccountable governments.
Of course, that’s not how the Ontario Liberals and other political elites see things. They want to centralize power and money in their hands, leaving many municipalities strapped for cash.
Taxes are already too high
The tax burden on working-class & middle-class people is already too high, and this has resulted in serious economic problems. We can see how our economy is fragile and vulnerable due to high levels of debt, and a reliance on an unstable housing market. Higher taxes will only increase the amount of debt people carry to maintain standards of living, and it will weaken the domestic economy.
That’s why leaders at all levels of government should focus on how they can give money back to individuals, families, and local communities, rather than taking more from them.
The elites want to hide their many failures behind political correctness, deception, and manipulation. We need to push back and spread the truth.
That’s why I write.
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