By Aaron Wherry
Critics say Liberals have raised taxes on middle class and compensated them with additional program spending
Beyond the riveting drama of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s personal finances and the ethical implications thereof — a topic that has dominated question period for weeks — there has lingered a potentially useful debate about taxes.
That debate starts with what should be a reasonably straightforward question: Have federal taxes for middle-class families increased or decreased over the last two years?
Stick with that question long enough and you end up at an argument that Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are fostering a “dependence on government” and discouraging hard work…