Saturday, January 07, 2006

The First Real CPC Misstep

At least in my view.

If it is in Harper's interest to tacitly help the NDP keep their voters from jumping Liberal by whatever means possible (as logic and new strategic voting theories might suggest), then it is probably not a good idea to let it be known that you'll be reversing tax cuts intended for the poor. Especially when it is difficult to imagine what other party would support that move anyway:
But it should also prove very interesting to see the first Stephen Harper budget attempt to raise the rate for the lowest income tax bracket back up to 16 from 15 per cent, and also lower the basic personal exemption at the same time. If it's a minority parliament after Jan. 23, it is hard to imagine which of the other parties would back the Conservatives on such a move.

Such a fine line to walk, on such an interesting political campaign. Thank Zeus that at least we are not talking about some "unwanted, unneeded winter election" any longer.


Anonymous BlastFurnace said...

I blogged about this minutes after CBC mentioned it during the first airing of The National, though I have to concede the news broke earlier in the day. My question is: If Harper's kept this close to his chest all these week, what else is he trying to hide?

5:48 AM  
Blogger The Tiger said...

You caught us, BlastFurnace.

Quick, to the CPC Lair! We must burn the plans for the camps for gays and minorities, and the Order-in-Council creating the Womb Police!

Curses, foiled again!

11:36 AM  

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