A Response to the 2017 Saskatchewan Budget
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.
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant. He has a PhD in public policy.