PCs promise 10% income tax cut once books are balanced

Party expects to be back in the black in two years

Tim Hudak is holding out the promise of a 10 per cent cut in personal income tax down the road.
The Progressive Conservative leader says the cut in provincial tax would be phased in after a Tory government balances the budget in two years.
Hudak says that will be worth about $825 for a family making $70,000 a year.
He says more household spending will help create 47,000 new jobs.

The Liberals are accusing Hudak of "voodoo" economics.

They say his promise to create one-million new jobs over eight years is really off by a factor of eight.

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  1. Sonny posted on 05/24/2014 12:26 PM
    Hudak claims to be balancing the budget in 2 years and then will give an income tax cut?
    1. Dean posted on 05/25/2014 08:55 AM
      @Sonny By encouraging businesses to move to Ontario and create jobs (where the Liberal and NDP plans encourage businesses to leave as quickly as possible and take the jobs with them) Hudak plans to get hundreds of thousands of people off of welfare and into paying jobs. That will have the double benefit of reducing welfare spending and increasing tax revenue without a raise in income tax rates.

      Combine that with reducing government spending further by eliminating redundant government workers, and allocating more tax revenue to pay off our debt rather than just service the interest payments on it, and we'll be able to reduce individual income tax rates without a loss in revenue. Plus, we'll have the satisfaction of knowing that our tax dollars are serving our interests, rather than feeding bureaucracy.

      Vote PC. You'll be glad you did.
  2. Herry posted on 05/24/2014 02:24 PM
    Hudak is an idiot. Do you know where this idiot came from ? Hint: he wasn't born. He came from harpers AXX !! harper is full of shxt and so is hudak !!!
  3. HP posted on 05/24/2014 04:57 PM
    Won't happen, given his compete package, if he keeps his promises the rise in municipal and federal tax will more than offset ant provincial tax cuts. Hudak has no idea how government works, he's completely focused on the political angle and doesn't realize why government workers is called civil's because they serve us, the taxpayer. Now he wants to lay off 100,000 of our servants...teachers, OPP, Children's Aid in Northern Ontario, game wardens, close provincial parks...he has no idea.
    1. Dean posted on 05/25/2014 09:00 AM
      @HP Funny, I don't see a lot of service coming from our civil servants. I see a lot of red tape, a lot of "one man working, five men watching," and a lot of "Give us what we want, when we want, f--- the taxpayers and f--- the consequences!"

      Pay attention next time you need to use Service Ontario. Are you getting better and more efficient service than you were three years ago, or just a bigger, slower, more expensive bureaucracy?

      The Liberals will do nothing but make that even worse. The NDP will do nothing but make that even worse. For whatever reason HP, you don't seem to see how the PCs are the clear way forward for Ontario, but the least I can ask of you is not to let that hurt every other citizen of Ontario. Vote for anyone but the proven incompetence of the Liberal Party and their accomplices the NDP.
  4. Alex posted on 05/24/2014 05:06 PM
    Can we not see One picture of Tim Hudak without his hands out so far that it looks like he is gong to throw a giant beach ball?

    I know that he is trying to orchestrate a greater presence of himself but this cheap tactic is getting real tiring.
  5. Stan Kerr posted on 05/24/2014 05:16 PM
    As a former PC supporter I have no faith in this man or his far right wing advisors ...he has alienated a large chunk of small c PC supporters who will mostly hold their nose and vote Liberal and this shows in the current polling numbers.....One has to remember that Hudak's private sector training was with WalMart so he wants everyone to work for less in this province.,
    1. Sally posted on 05/24/2014 06:52 PM
      @Stan Kerr Proof, please.
    2. Dean posted on 05/25/2014 09:02 AM
      @Stan Kerr I don't see how anyone with a conscience could possibly vote Liberal. They've proven over the past eleven years that they cannot be trusted with any sort of power, and this is our chance to finally get rid of them.

      If you can't vote for the PCs (which you should be doing, but whatever) then send a message to the party leaders by supporting the Green Party or an Independent candidate. Another Liberal government will destroy Ontario.
  6. Alex posted on 05/24/2014 07:57 PM
    How fitting that Tim Hudak is a former Walmart manager.
    His tea party republican views shine brightly when he publicly declares that he would like to see Ontario as a "Right to Work' state. Even the American president Obama said it is really "Right to Work for Less".
    We the people of Ontario will not be treated like the workers of Walmart.
    /Tim Hudak has a very distorted view of what employer / worker relations should be.
    1. Angry Bill posted on 05/26/2014 10:48 AM
      @Alex I wasn't aware you were overly concerned how you are treated, seeing as you're quite eager to keep the liberals in power.
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