The tax tsunami has overwhelmed Calgarians already beaten down by more than a year of subdued economy and a bleak job picture. Home asssesments went out this week and the howls of indignation started immediately. The city immediately blamed the province for huge increases, which denied it was the culprit while maintaining there is poll support for it’s Carbon Tax, which hasn’t even hit yet and wasn’t campaigned on. And Tax Freedom day came this week, reminding us that we work now more than half the year for the government.
Households have to live within their budgets and are doing so, if even it means lean living, because they have to. Some homes have lost both incomes and have no other choice.
Government’s job is not to cradle you from birth to grave and should not attempt to. But political expediency and the lust for re-election make for accomodating candidates, who are more than willing to pledge your money to win a pension.
They appear to be tone-deaf, out of touch, disloyal and self-interested.
Not my description of today’s situation but rather, the words used to describe Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI in 1790…just before taxpayers lost their heads about their lot in life. Not to suggest revolution is nigh but the taxpayers anger is high.