09 September 2008

Moving Towards a Theme

CTV News has just broken the news that the Prime Minister intends to announce a broadly-based consumer tax cut measure today. No doubt this will be used as a contrast to the Liberals' Green Shift carbox tax to be portrayed as a significant tax increase. The Tories have been using that theme for some time now, but this is the first measure they've announced regarding what they intend to do. If the strategy is to make this election about the economy and where Canadians' money will go, the Conservatives are naturally putting themselves in a strong position. Nobody wants to pay more taxes on the things they buy, be it gas for their vehicles or the food they eat, both of which will be negatively affected by the Liberal Green Shift. Everybody likes the idea of giving the government less and keeping more for themselves.

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