Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The "low tax plan for jobs and growth" considering user fees

Pop quiz: What do we call paying more money for government services?
Mr. Clement said departments are being asked to develop two proposals for cabinet to consider: one that involves a 5-per-cent cut and another for a 10-per-cent cut. The focus of the cuts can include all operating expenses, including wages, salaries, professional services contracts, grants and contributions, plus payments to Crown corporations.

“We are encouraging departments to develop a full range of options in areas such as administrative and program efficiencies, business consolidation and user fees,” he said. “Some of this may require legislative or machinery changes.”
Yes, you guessed increases! Of the user fee variety.

Just noting the hypocrisy. Lots more to come in the next few years.