It has to be a spin each and everytime he thinks of how Jack Layton has deserted the left to prop up the Progressive, wait, that's wrong, how Jack Layton has deserted the left to prop up the Conservative Party. And what for? Pensions for Jack Layton's cronies in caucus.
Last night in Fredericton, New Brunswick, the esteemed former leader of the NDP said that Canada should increase the taxes of the top 10 per cent of earners to eliminate child property.
According to Mr. Broadbent about 100,000 Canadians are in the top tax bracket for earners making more than $250,000. On average, those individuals earn more than $600,000 a year and increasing their taxes from 29 per cent to 35 per cent would put $3.7 billion more money into the system.
The Canadian Press quotes the social democrat as saying during a speech at the University of New Brunswick that "With just that single move we would double the amount given for the national child benefit supplement and take children out of the devastation of poverty."
Mr. Broadbent went on to say that he believes most Canadians want a society that doesn't have the disparity of the United States and that we should be spending money on children and social programs as opposed to building prisons.
No word on what he thinks of his successor as leader of the Dips supporting the pro prison Stephen Harpers.