To the editor,
With the province of Nova Scotia having the highest tax in Canada, we have all talked about it around the coffee shops. But have we talked about the reasons that we have high taxes? There are a number of reasons. One at the top of the list is the population is less than one million people. And then there is the industries that are not here any more. Trenton car works, Sydney steel mills and rail lines that have closed down or moved out of the province, that is just a few. So if we take away the tax base from all of these, that leaves us to pay the taxes.
And that brings one to ask where do these tax dollars go and what do they pay for? Well folks, the taxes dollar go to pay for services that we have all come to rely on. Just to name a few: health care, road ways, police service, schools nursing homes for seniors and our education system.
Now just what would happen if we take that tax system away by cutting taxes? The question is where will the money come from to pay for all of these services? Well according to the PC party that will happen if they win the election on their very first day in office. And if that happens are we ever in big trouble.
Now please do not get me wrong, for I do not like paying taxes. But I do know what the taxes pay for. And if we lose these services we sure are in big trouble. For taxes have been around since the beginning of time. It tells us in the Bible the people in those days had to go and be taxed once a year. So the paying of taxes have not changed over the the passing of time. But the services that they pay for have changed.