Mr. Speaker, Bono might not mind getting used by the government but Canadian taxpayers are sick and tired of it.
The government seems incapable of understanding the impact that it has on individual Canadians. Consider the impact that high fuel taxes are having on farm families impacted by the BSE crisis. It is a big cost. A big portion of their inputs is gasoline taxes and fuel taxes. Half of that is the taxes they pay to the government.
Why can the government not begin to see Canadians as people with real problems and real challenges instead of just as a source of revenue?