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  • Jerry
    May 02, 2011 - 09:53

    Hey concerned Newfoundlander if lowering taxes to oil companies will allow them to pass on the savings to the consumer, then why have we not seen any of these savings over the past 5 years when harper has been lowering taxes? Most of the countries that have lowered corporate taxes are now severely in the hole, and the reason why we as individuals have to shoulder most of the tax burden is to compansate for the small amount industry pays. Our tax level is already the most competitive in North America so who are we competing with, ourselves?

  • G Pike
    May 01, 2011 - 22:03

    Hey Concerned Newfoundlander, What a load of blather. Corporations pocket tax savings. Do us all a favour and do some research before spewing your Conservative talking points here.

  • MBC
    April 30, 2011 - 06:45

    Why would any NL vote Conservative.? They decrease corporation tax for large corporations who are making overthetop profits. Small businesses deserve a tax break, but not multi-national corporations;they should be at a higher tax level. Individuals pat TWICE the tax as corporation.! Not good enough ! Also recall what Harper called Atlantic Canadians several years ago; lazy and willing to live on government handouts. That is why we get no support from the Conservative party. Any doubt about Harper, just ask Danny. And then to piss off Danny and all NLer, he sent MHAs to the Senate; Elizabeth Marshall, Fabian Manning and so on. The most discussing thing I find is that all PC members in NL are now supporting Harper, when only a few months ago they were calling him a fraud. They were supporting Liberals ! I would love to hear Danny's comments on this matter. And Harper will not support the Lower Churchill Falls agreement, unless he get a majority. His will have the authority to support the loan guarentee even with a minority; anything to weasel out of his soft promise. ABC should be on as long as Harper is in power.

  • Concerned Newfoundlander
    April 29, 2011 - 20:23

    Brian Jones just not understand the economics of taxes and neither does anybody here that has posted. Stephen Harper is smarter than you all. PEOPLE pay taxes, not the large corporations. Taxes are passed through corporations and end up being reflected in the price of their goods. If taxes are reduced, so are the prices of their goods and services. If oil companies pay less taxes, then the price of oil and gas goes down. Most leading economic countries in the world have realized this and there is now a race to cut corporate taxes in a gloabl competition for capital. This improves the productivity of our nation. I urge everybody, especially the biased desk editors of the telegram, to educate themselves before trashing something that is beneficial to the people of our country. Taliban JacQ has made $70 Billion in election promises and the only way he can keep even half of them is to RAISE taxes to pay for them. His cap and trade idea for Canada will send gas prices soaring out of control. Yeah ok, vote NDP and send our country backwards after the worst recession since the 30's.

  • Robert
    April 29, 2011 - 18:36

    Loathsome proposals and all. Canadians should be asking themselves why separatists in Quebec are encouraging their supporters to vote NDP. Jumping Jack has made all kinds of promises to Quebec including extending the provisions of Bill 101 (the language law) to all federal departments and federally registered companies in Quebec - if you are not fluent in French look for another job. The next time the language police - and yes there is a language police in Quebec - comes knocking - thank Jack.

  • scliploon
    April 29, 2011 - 13:41

    This was an excellent article! Nice job Brian Jones. You have made my job of voting easier. I will not be voting conservative this Monday. To be honest i probably wouldn't have anyway, but that door was still open if a candidate had to have stopped by my neighborhood for a visit! It is now closed. Thanks for the memories!

  • Taxpayer
    April 29, 2011 - 12:07

    ' has shown the Canadian public that he is egotistical, stubborn, deceitful, domineering, manipulative, bullying, secretive and lousy at street hockey.' Pretty much applies to all politicians.

    • Taxpayer
      April 29, 2011 - 12:56

      But especially to Stevie!!!

    • Taxpayer
      April 29, 2011 - 14:08

      And Iggy and Jackie and all the 'honourable' members before them.

  • Robert
    April 29, 2011 - 10:48

    I am in complete agreement with this article.