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.
    2. HP posted on 05/25/2014 09:34 AM
      @Dean Some very ignorant Hudak supporters just aren't aware of the numbers...So Hudak will fire 100,000 civil servants to save Ontario. However, the entire Ontario bureaucracy has only 60,000 employees most of whom do an outstanding job serving the people. After the McGuinty hiring freeze 11 years ago, many do multiple jobs. Service Ontario provides multiple services in a one stop office or on-line...saves us time and money.

      When Hudak says that he'll fire 100,000, he's not talking the 60,000 bureaucrats, perhaps 5%...he's talking government employees....teachers, nurses, police, first responders, infrastructure maintenance people. McGuinty stopped all new highway construction 2 months after he was elected, but reinstated it 6 months before the last election, maybe because he thought we needed it?

      Hudak is making very dangerous promises that will negatively affect everyone in Ontario, but they will be devastating on our most vulnerable. He's looking at creating a lot of misery and will have a direct impact on you, and you won't be happy. If your lifestyle remotely depends on any aspect of the Ontario government, you may wish that you supported a different party.
    3. Angry Bill posted on 05/26/2014 10:46 AM
      @HP He's not firing anybody, ya silly buggers. It'll be through attrition. As people leave, he just won't replace them. So don't worry, you can still stay at the public trough for as long as you want to.
  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. Fact Provider posted on 05/24/2014 07:30 PM
      @Sally The proof lies in the fact that he admits to supporting so-called right-to-work legislation.
      The history of that piece of Tea Party brilliance is that wages have gone down in every single state where it has been adopted.

      In short, it has been a colossal failure everywhere it has been adopted.

      Please pay attention and do some research.
    3. Sally posted on 05/24/2014 08:02 PM
      @Fact Provider Hudak removed the "so-called right-to-work legislation" from his platform before the election was called. Please pay attention, Fact Provider, and do your research.

      I repeat: Stan, where's the proof ?
    4. Fact Provider posted on 05/24/2014 09:36 PM
      @Sally You're showing just what a typical Con voter you are. You don't even know what was or wasn't in the platform.

      To clarify: You say Hudak "removed the "so-called right-to-work legislation" from his platform before the election was called".
      Not true. It never was in the platform. Hudak merely stated that he thought it was an idea worth pursuing for inclusion in the platform until he heard, in no uncertain terms, that it wasn't.

      Once again ... he admits supporting "right to work" legislation - it has not worked ANYWHERE it's been tried - and that's the proof you're desperately seeking of his inadequacies as a leader.

      Hudak is not only weak - he is downright dangerous... and you are a typical Conservative voter ... too uninformed to even know where your Party or your leader stands and what the true consequences of their knee-jerk, poorly thought out "beliefs" will have.

      I'd ask you again to do some reading and research - but that's obviously too much for you to handle.
    5. Sally posted on 05/24/2014 10:34 PM
      @Fact Provider Why are you so worried about Hudak's thoughts on the "so-called right-to-work legislation"? It's not part of his platform. Can't you find something IN his platform to criticize and fret about?

      I'm certain if I wanted to investigate further, which I don't, I could find statistics and facts to "prove" right to work has been a roaring success. I really don't care about this issue but you seem obsessed with it for some reason. Chill out. No one in this election is advocating for it.

      You seem very typical of the hysterical left. A fear monger. Instead of debating facts you conjure up the boogeyman. I bet you believed and still believe Harper has a hidden agenda. Do you live in fear that you will awake to the sight of soldiers in the street because your left wing friends said it was going to happen all those years ago?
    6. Fact Provider posted on 05/25/2014 06:21 AM
      @Sally Regarding: "Can't you find something IN his platform to criticize and fret about?"

      Sure, myopic Contard.

      1. NO economist has supported Tea Party Tim's "gazillion jobs plan" - the only ones to comment on it (and there are many) have stated that it is IMPOSSIBLE.

      2. EVERY economic study to date points out that cutting 100,000 public sector jobs will result in AT LEAST an additional 150,000 job losses in the private sector.

      I'll stop at those 2 examples. If I continue with much more there is no doubt that I'll lose you. You've already shown by your lack of knowledge and by your own admission that you are "certain if I wanted to investigate further, which I don't ... "

      The good news in all this is that Hudak will continue to mess up (he's been very consistent so far - what with 6 major gaffes in just 3 weeks) - economists will continue to call him out on the absurdities of his promises - and the majority of the populace (unlike you) are gaining a better understanding of just how weak and dangerous he is.
    7. Sally posted on 05/25/2014 08:42 AM
      @Fact Provider Not so myopic that I can't see that you've proven my point. Just another hysterical leftie ranting about "Tea Party Tim". "EVERY" economic study? EVERY? Really? Use hyperbole much? You haven't provided any facts, Fact Provider. Shame! Shame!

      I lack knowledge because I have no interest in an election non-issue? Hmm...that's a very odd conclusion to come to. You know it's not healthy to obsess about things that aren't real, don't you?

      Don't go down to the cellar, FP. The Boogeyman is down there! Don't look up, FP. The Boogey man is hiding in that big oak tree! OOOoooooooo!!!
    8. 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.
    9. Fact Provider posted on 05/26/2014 12:57 PM
      @Sally Find and quote one (yes, just one) credible economist who thinks that Hudak's job plan makes sense.

      Pack a lunch, dear ... you'll waste many hours trying to find one.
      I dare you.
    10. Sally posted on 05/26/2014 07:39 PM
      @Fact Provider Oh dear. FP is so scared of the Boogeyman that he's become confused. Your "EVERY economic study" nonsense and my questioning of your hyperbole wasn't in reference to Hudak's job plan. It was referring to his more important plan to reduce the public service by a mere ten percent to help get the debt and deficit under control. Please pay attention dear, or the Boogeyman will get you. Oooooo!!!.
  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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