A friend sent a strange article to me from Saturday’s Globe.
The paper then goes on to quote a bunch of people who say they want higher taxes so that the conclusion inevitably becomes we are all going to love higher taxes this year. No, what the Globe has done here is interviewed a bunch of leftists who have always loved high taxes and claimed that the times they are a changin.
To be fair the piece does include some neutral comments from economist Don Drummond and a couple of comments in opposition to higher taxes from Finn Poschmann, VP of the C.D. Howe Institute which the Globe brands “a conservative think tank.”
It’s not that I completely disagree with the description of C.D. Howe, to the Globe I am sure that in calling for some form of fiscal responsibility that the institute seems incredibly conservative but how have they described the other groups advocating higher taxes.
A casual reader of the Globe would think all the other people just want higher taxes because that’s the right thing to do, not because they have “ideology.” That after all is for “conservative think tanks.”
From the socialist president of France to pro-tax leftist groups in the States and Britain, everyone else just wants higher taxes because it’s the groovy thing to do man, it is the zeitgeist.
I laugh when people claim the Globe is part of the conservative media, this is just reason #3568.