Mr. Speaker, let us look at the tax position of two families after this budget.
Suppose there are two families, both earning $50,000 each and each with two children. We would think that they would both pay the same amount of tax. But if one family chooses to have one parent stay at home, that family under this government's tax policy ends up paying about $4,000 more per year in taxes.
Why does the government think that it is fair that one family should pay $4,000 more a year in taxes simply because one parent chose to stay home?