Libertarian Party leader commits to a strategy to phase out corporate welfare
See article by Matthew Johnston
“A federal loan to a Quebec pork processor has the Canadian Taxpayers Federation accusing the Conservatives of vote buying, and animal rights group, PETA, demanding an end to taxpayer-funded cruelty.
“…Libertarian Party leader Dennis Young argues that “there is a lot the federal government can do to improve Canada’s capital markets to make it easier for deserving businesses to get money. Remove the barriers to foreign bank competition, let people roll their capital gains into new investments tax free and leave more money in the hands of investors with a low, flat income tax.” Young added that “the Harper government’s inaction is forcing business people to choose between a government handout or a cash-starved business. I don’t blame [Charcuterie L. Fortin] for taking the money; I blame the Conservatives for not fixing the underlying problems.”
[Comments by author] “…You do not have to be sympathetic to the goals of PETA to respect the right of animal rights advocates to abstain from supporting an industry they regard as immoral.”
August 23rd, 2008