Wednesday, April 12, 2006

NDP MPs to take voluntary pay cut

The headline you will never see.

The NDP is always pushing for tax increases for the wealthy, even after they are dead.

Given that MPs are now in the top 2 per cent of Canadian wage-earners, shouldn't they be voluntarily taking a 20 per cent pay cut -- thereby saving the government $30,000 for each NDP MP, every year? Of course this money will be used for important social programs such as the one-tonne challenge and the Canadian Television Fund.

What ever happened to leading by example? Think of the public relations boon.


Mike Stefaniuk said...

Seems like some visitors to your site are getting under your skin David.

Robert McClelland said...

I love this game.

Conservatives are always pushing for war. So why don't conservatives all sign up for a stint in the military so they can go fight in them rather than have someone else do it for them. It would be a great public relations boon if every able bodied conservative blogger signed up for Harper's plans to get us more involved in America's neverending culture of warfare.

Maryjane said...

David...Since you and your organization claim to be against subsidies, why do you never criticise the fact that Conservative MP's, (in the top 2% of income earners), and Sask. party MLA's, (in the top 5%),who are farmers, are in line at the trough for every subsidy, every payment, every program that comes down the pike?

sask.taxpayers federation said...

The Alliance MP's tried something similar but backed off. It's grandstanding at it's worse. All to try and score political points.

Anonymous said...

The Liberals were in charge for 2 World wars that canada was in long before those evil Americans joined in , plus they were in charge during the Chinese "Head-tax" and Japanese internment camps.

Pray tell which year would you have entered WW2 , and once the body bags started coming home which year would you have cut-n-run with your tail between your legs????

Just wondering.

sask.taxpayers federation said...

You got it right finally. America is Evil.

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