Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jack Layton: Corporate Tax Cuts Are OK If I Get A Cabinet Seat.....

Again the Conservative communications message is sadly lacking. NDP leader is running around slamming the Conservatives for the upcoming round of corporate tax cuts, meant to lower Canada's rate and making us more attractive and competitive to business investment. Layton is now being joined by Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff demanding these tax cuts be abolished. Meanwhile, Conservative strategists In the msm struggle to counterpoint both the Liberal and NDP talking points. Guys, come on! This is a no brainer to defend. Start off asking Layton what his price is for allowing the tax cuts to stand. During the 2008 election, Layton ran a platform to repeal corporate tax cuts. Of course after seeing Stephen Harper and the Conservatives win another election, Layton's coalition attempt saw him sell out those same principles for a seat in cabinet:

"On Monday 1st December, just before 5pm, Dion, Layton and Duceppe presented their agreement for a Liberal-NDP coalition government backed by the Bloc Quebecois.

1) Troops remain in Afghanistan.
2) The $50-billion corporate tax cuts stand.
3) No NDP member to have any influence over Finance.
4) Prime Minister Dion selects which 6 NDP MPs will enter cabinet."

And then there is the Liberal party under Michael Ignatieff. Despite Bob Rae's lie, err, denial that Iggy had signed the coalition agreement, that same agreement included those $50 billion in corporate tax cuts standing. Liberals said it was necessary for the Canadian economy.

So there are your talking points guys and gals. Feel free.

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