According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, the "new" government hasn't been telling us the truth about their tax cuts.
It seems that they have been inflating the amount of tax reduction they have brought to bear since being elected. What a shock, Jim Flaherty fudging the numbers!
"Three tricks were used to arrive at the larger -- and more impressive -- figure. The Conservatives magically credit themselves $500 million for enacting measures announced in the 2005 Liberal budget; they include an income supplement program for the working poor worth $1.2 billion as a tax cut instead of properly classifying it as an expenditure; and mysteriously calculate the 2006 budget's half-point personal income tax increase as a multibillion dollar tax reduction.''
Of course, we in Ontario are all too familiar with Flim Flam Flaherty's way with numbers, given that he hid a $5.6 billion deficit while in government here.
My only shock is that anyone would be surprised to learn that this guy is as duplicitous as they come.