Amid all this talk over keeping the $52 million tax windfall or giving it back to Calgary property taxpayers, I am reminded of two things:
Former Liberal campaign spokesman Scott Reid, who claimed Canadians would waste Stephen Harper’s proposed child care benefit money on “beer and popcorn,” and this classic clip from The West Wing.
In it, Donna questions why she can’t have a tax break amid a big surplus, while Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman says people would just waste it.
Donna: What’s wrong with me getting my money back?
Josh: You won’t spend it right.
Donna: I want my money back.
Josh: You shouldn’t have voted for us.
Donna as representative for the Calgary taxpayer?