Mr. Speaker, the hon. member talks a lot about lowering taxes. I have a short question and a comment for him.
If taxes are lowered by 1%, for example, it does not make a huge difference for a low income earner. However, the same 1% makes a noticeable difference for someone earning $100,000. The end result of this is that the tax decrease will provide greater buying power to the rich. It will benefit the rich. This is my first point and I am curious to hear what the member has to say about it. I am not playing politics here.
Now, here is my question. The hon. member often says that governments spend too much. Does he not think we should try to get money from the wealthy?