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A Response to the 2017 Saskatchewan Budget

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I have an opinion piece on Saskatchewan’s recent budget in the Regina Leader-Post. Points raised in the opinion piece include the following: -Reductions in personal and corporate income taxes help the rich more than the poor (and this budget cut both personal and corporate income taxes). -Increases in sales tax hurt the poor more than the rich (and this budget increased both the breadth and the rate of the provincial sales tax). -A one-dollar increase in government spending on public services (e.g., on health, education or child care) creates more jobs than a one dollar reduction in any tax. This budget decreased program spending. The full opinion piece can be accessed at this link. Enjoy and share:

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I have an opinion piece on Saskatchewan’s recent budget in the Regina Leader-Post.

Points raised in the opinion piece include the following:

-Reductions in personal and corporate income taxes help the rich more than the poor (and this budget cut both personal and corporate income taxes).

-Increases in sales tax hurt the poor more than the rich (and this budget increased both the breadth and the rate of the provincial sales tax).

-A one-dollar increase in government spending on public services (e.g., on health, education or child care) creates more jobs than a one dollar reduction in any tax. This budget decreased program spending.

The full opinion piece can be accessed at this link.

Enjoy and share:

Nick Falvo
Director of Research & Data, Calgary Homeless Foundation. Economist. Research Associate, Carleton University Centre for Community Innovation. Tweets are my own.

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