All signs are now pointing to Dalton McGuinty having lost his mind, as yesterday he actually had his government announce to Ontarians with a straight face that he has no plans to raise taxes after this October's Ontario Provincial Election!
Now, I'm not sure what's more funny... Whether McGuinty actually believes that Ontarians will believe anything that he has to say, let alone his biggest and most famous broken promise that he ever made that he would not raise taxes, or that he actually believes that he will still be in office after October?
Either way, they both sound hilarious to me! :)
I'm actually starting to think that maybe he's already preparing for his new career...in stand-up comedy.
Here's the story from the Toronto Star:
Liberal government promises no new taxes
Ontario's Liberal government insists there will not be any tax increases in the spring budget, but the opposition parties aren't buying it.
Finance Minister Dwight Duncan flatly states there will not be any new taxes or tax hikes in the budget, dismissing Opposition claims the Liberals want to introduce a carbon tax.
Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak says the Liberals never told voters about the health tax, eco fees or the HST before they were introduced.
Hudak says he's “more likely to believe Charlie Sheen is going to kick his drug habit than (Premier) Dalton McGuinty won’t raise taxes.”
The New Democrats say Duncan and McGuinty can't be trusted on taxes given the Liberal's track record of breaking such promises.
For your entertainment, here is a YouTube Video from John Tory's Campaign in 2007 showing Dalton McGuinty signing the contract with the Taxpayers Federation promising to not raise taxes.
Next, here is a YouTube video of Dalton McGuinty admitting to breaking his promise to not raise taxes, and actually trying to explain himself:
Lastly, here is a video that outlines the truth about Dalton McGuinty's HST (from Tim Hudak's Ontario PC Party):
Screenshot from video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeV3AcJZsO8&feature=related by johntory2007 on YouTube