We can build whatever kind of world we want.
We can improve any dimension of our lives we choose.
Tax cuts are sold as "more money in your pocket".
Two things that are misleading about that framing...
Tax cuts *can* be designed to go to the poorest, but in Canada they've tended to benefit most the most affluent over past 25 yrs (cuz they pay the most taxes)
*That* puts more money in your pocket too (pay less for child care, have more to spend on other things).
But what's even better....
It's framed as being about choice - you know how to spend your money better than government.
But you can't choose things that markets don't create: affordable housing, childcare, good transit etc.
What they're saying is - we're going to give you less (inflation, maintenance costs will mean you get less quality and less quantity).
Let's challenge this in Toronto, in Ontario, in CDA
But we need to escape this fiscal fantasy that we can improve things without paying more in taxes.
And if we don't pay more, nothing improves.
Growth isn't the secret sauce it used to be.
We can create any type of society we want.
Whatever we choose, we'll pay for it: through taxes, through our "pockets", through what we don't accomplish as a society.
*That's* our choice.