I wasn’t planning on writing another “issue post” today, but I came across an article this morning that just can’t be ignored.
In a report from Canada’s CTV network, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has proposed something that would make Sarah Palin’s head spin around on top of her shoulders.
He wants the federal government to provide a new tax credit for parents whose children participate in artistic activities.
Let me repeat: He wants the federal government to provide a new tax credit for parents whose children participate in artistic activities.
Harper made this declaration (without much detail) while discussing his new economic action plan stating:
“The family is the basic building block of Canadian society. That’s why the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan will contain new support for Canadian families and communities, including a tax credit for children’s participation in artistic activities.”
In 2007, a similar tax credit was issued for children involved in organized sports, allowing parents to save up to $75 per child on their taxes.
I wonder what would happen if President Obama presented the same plan on the Hill today…