To the editor:
I’m writing about John Horgan’s quote: “She gave the wealthiest two per cent a big tax cut.”
He is confused in his quote, as two per cent was the tax discount, not two per cent of the population.
This is very typical of John, as he never does any research on his topics.
The tax rate in 2015 in British Columbia for anyone earning in excess of $151,050 paid a B.C. tax rate of 16.8 per cent.
This was changed in the B.C. 2016 budget to anyone earning in excess of $106,543 would pay a B.C. tax rate of 14.7 per cent.
John’s quote includes himself who earns in excess of this amount, as well as his friends Gayle Duteil, B.C. Nurses union president; Stephen Hunt, director of the United Steel Workers of Canada; Stephanie Smith, BCGEU president; and Irene Lanzinger, president of the B.C. Federation of Labour to name a few.
It’s quite comical for a man who wants to be premier of B.C., but can’t even get his facts straight.
It’s unbelievable and Mickey Mouse.