Kenney knows well his budget contains hidden tax grab - 2019-11-02
The United Conservatives promised to balance the budget without raising taxes, but buried in the recent budget is a sneaky, backdoor income tax hike known as bracket creep.
Bracket creep happens when governments don't move tax brackets with inflation and taxpayers get bumped into a higher tax bracket even though what we can afford hasn't changed. The Alberta government's own bureaucrats estimate this will cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
For some reason, Finance Minister Travis Toews thought it would be a good idea to pen an article trying to convince Albertans that he's not raising taxes. Next time Toews writes a column about taxes he should run it by a well-known tax hawk, and his own boss, Premier Jason Kenney. Kenney knows better than anyone how bracket creep eats away at taxpayers' wallets.