LETTERS: Class war perpetuated

Editor:

I was recently summoned to the cancer clinic near Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Editor:

I was recently summoned to the cancer clinic near Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Parking is around $4.25/hour – one more case of the government attacking the proletariat.

I turned down the summon at my own peril.

This is one more case of cutbacks to the peasants. Class warfare exists and the politicians are the infantry of the rich.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) just released a thorough study on offshore tax evasion. Globally, politicians have ignored the fact that corporations have hidden between $1 trillion and $1.6 trillion a year. That way they don’t pay taxes and, with their savings, they are able to make political donations, a euphemism for bribery, to the politicians’ campaign funds.

Plutocracy?

And some people listen to these pathetic TV ads like they were gospel.

In January this year, Oxfam announced that, globally, one per cent of people own more wealth than the other 99 per cent combined.

The GST and HST taxed users, not corporations. The tax system has become so regressive that the top one per cent pays a lower overall rate of tax than the poorest 10 per cent.

Our federal government’s revenues have increasingly shifted towards personal income tax. For the first time ever, personal income taxes are projected to provide more than 50 per cent of Ottawa’s revenues.

Isn’t it time we started listening to political parties other than the ConservaLibs?

They are a predatory bird with two right wings that force them to fly in circles; tellingly, much like vultures just before the attack.

 

R.K. Grace, Surrey