Monday, January 4, 2010

The time has come, Vigilance said to talk of many things

Update: Penlan has pointed out in the comments that my information was out of date. The amendments to the Income Tax Act appear to have passed. Too bad.

Of tax time--and apathy--and renovation credits--and tax time--and Parliamentary approval--and (would be) Kings.

There is a feeling that the Coward In Chief is banking on Canadians being apathetic about the the annual Harprorogue. It occurs to me that this apathy will be subdued once tax time rolls around. As the ads on the CRA website point out, this tax credit is still subject to Parliamentary approval. A lot of Canadians have been happily renovating based on this measure. They won't be so apathetic when they look for the line to enter the credit and can't find it. How does he expect to get this approved without answering questions about the Detainee crisis? How does he expect to campaign on a repeal of the stipend paid to political parties when people are riled up about an expected tax credit that isn't there?

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

Original poem here.Recommend this Post


penlan said...

I am under the impression that it has already been approved.

Constant Vigilance said...

My bad. I took my information from the CRA website. Poking around the Parliamntary website indicates it did receive Roayl Assent on the 13th. The website must not have been updated since November 18th.

Wishful thinking on my part perhaps.

penlan said...

That's ok, CV. It's hard to keep up with the obfuscation of this govt. & their lack of updating in the hopes, maybe, that people will become irate thinking that the Libs stopped this bill in its tracks. Sneaky twerps these Cons.