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Old Posted Aug 30, 2009, 2:02 PM
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Tax cuts on their own never create prosperity. A place with reasonable taxes and a comprehensive social safety net on the other hand does. It means that business doesn't have to pay too much in earnings, and at the same time they don't have to provide things to their employees like comprehensive heath insurance and employment insurance.

Canada (and all of those other countries) are not places that became prosperous by simply cutting taxes, and that's definitely not what happened in Alberta. Alberta probably has the most expensive social safety net in Canada (because until recently, they had the oil and gas money to do it), hence the cuts and the giant deficit.

Oh, and I don't mean to speak for Vid, but I don't think that he was advocating for communism or socialism...which aren't interchangeable concepts in reality.
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