Dear Randall Garrison, NDP MP for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca and Peter Stoffer, NDP MP for Sackville-Eastern Shore,
What are your values?
The recent story in the national press that you both are lobbying to convince the government that golf games are a valid business expense, worthy of a 50-per-cent tax deduction, indicates clearly it is time for a serious gut check.
Your All Party Golf Caucus is an obscenity.
I had to check the date on the paper to make sure this wasn't April 1st.
Grace MacInnis was a valued friend. I have voted NDP consistently for many years. Not because I ever expected to see an NDP government ever replace either of the two Natural Ruling Parties. Rather, I have been encouraged that there were some in Canadian public life who were still remembering the little guy and the average person and the worker, as distinct from the owner.
Now, you two, wearing NDP colors, emerge from the sludge and try to convince us that playing golf is worthy of a tax deduction.
And what's more amazing? It takes a Conservative Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, to tell you where to stuff this very bad idea.
A tale right out of Alice in Wonderland.
And so, dear NDP MP's...what about my tennis racquets? My jogging shoes? The kids' soccer and hockey equipment? The skis, the hoops, the Speedos?
Also worthy tax write-offs?
Shame on you both. Shake your heads. Read the history of your own party.
Then, if you still in the light of day want to pursue this selfish, thoughtless idiocy, please cross the floor and join one of the other teams.
Not that they'd have you.
TO THE READER:
Here are the email addresses for these two scoundrels: