Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Because of a Bureacratic snafu, thanks to the Ontario Liberals influencing Revenue Canada, I am not entitled to get an early tax rebate cheque on rent


Because of a Bureacratic snafu, thanks to the Ontario Liberals influencing Revenue Canada, I am not entitled to get an early tax rebate cheque on rent taxes I have alread paid. They say wait. We know what is best for you.

Here is my letter to a good friend, who may be able to help:


Jackie,

I always have held the Liberals to be the natural ruling party of Canada...And who really doesn't like Bob Rae?

However, provincially, it's that carpetbagging McGuinty who lately opened a war against the poor. The poor (and pensioners) are not allowed now to get income tax rebates right away, this month, February on their rent. The nanny state of Queen's Park seems to think that if yo...u get your rent rebate early (as most of the poor try to do)--you will probably just fritter it away, or, (horrors!) just spend it on drugs.
So Queen's park has convinced Revenue Canada to spread the anticipated rent rebate over the entire year, in a series of monthly cheques....A new bureaucracy will have to be created for this. Talk about Parkinson's Law!

Every month now (but starting in July!) poor people will get ther rent rebate in tiny cheques of some $62.OO instead of a lump sum of about eight hundred dollars, which is usually a good perk for poor people at this time of year.
Queen's Park seems to say, "Whadaya, whadaya? You get your heating rebate, your HST (hates sales tax?) and combined GST...So stop your bellyaching about not being able to get your rent rebate right away, like the rich people who are, after all people!

So we unwashed are forbidden to claim income tax rebates on our rent, which is pretty high in the first place--like about the full extent of a pension cheque every month! As for those on Ontario Works, egad! Hopeless.
But don't you dare claim a tax rebate on your rent, you unwashed rabble!

It was not my idea to be a starving artist.
Through a divorce, my wife had a better lawyer than I did.

So I am now among the unwashed. Heh. Among the filthy, filthy too....And I can't get my rent rebate because Mr. McGuinty has decided on a nanny state, which knows better than us on how to spend our money. "Tough Luck, Henry muck. You can't get your rent rebate until July. You will then get a whole 62.00.

A two-tier tax system for rich and poor? A new bureaucracy to administer it? Yep.

......So much as I am a fan of the Federal Liberals, the Provincial Liberals remind me of canal water. Every so often there is suction. And we the poor get washed away in the tide.

....Sorry to sound so dour. I had intended to buy an old car with my rent rebate money. Now, thanks to Premier McGuinty, I will be driving "straight eights, or Hush Puppies for some time!
I eagerly await the sixty-six bucks, come July.

Hoo-Ha.