Tuesday, January 20, 2009

CTF takes tax cut message into the Dragons’ Den

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation was recently invited by the CBC to appear as a presenter on a special edition of their hit television show – The Dragons’ Den.

Normally the “Dragons” dole out their own cash to purchase portions of companies after hearing pitches from wannabe inventors and entrepreneurs. But, for this special edition, the Dragons are hearing pitches from select groups on how best to “stimulate” the economy. Each of the five Dragons was given $4-billion in phony stimulus cash to dole out.

After making clear that your CTF would in no way endorse stimulus if it meant running up a deficit, we took the tax cut message into the Dragons’ Den.

Other groups pitching the Dragons for “stimulus” cash included the auto sector (represented by former CAW union head Buzz Hargrove), post-secondary students, manufacturers and municipalities for infrastructure funding, and the Suzuki Foundation for “green” spending.

Watch the CTF in action pitching the Dragons on EI premium harmonization, a higher Basic Personal Exemption, and lower, flatter income taxes for Canadians.

This special edition of the Dragons’ Den will air in two-parts on Wednesday, January 21st and Friday, January 23rd during the second half of CBC’s The National News.

This major national television appearance demonstrates how your CTF is one of the only organizations opposing “spending stimulus.” We know taxpayers can better decide how to stimulate the economy than politicians and bureaucrats.
Click here to make your suggestions to the Dragons. Then tune in to see who gets the Dragons' fictitious $20 billion!

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