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What is a working family anyway?

Harper is in the news again for offering a tax cut to “working families”. Anyone know what that is, exactly? What kinds of jobs are available to families? Do kids under 5 have to work, or are they exempt? :D

5 Responses to “What is a working family anyway?”

  1. Kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? How could you possibly offer a tax cut to non-working families? :-)

  2. Precisely.

    Also, if by “working family”, he means double income, well, with a double income, don’t they need the tax cut less than single income or single parent families?

  3. OK… Now the Globe and Mail points out at the end of an article ( http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20051215/ELXNHARPERPAST15/National/Idx for those who are interested) that “NDP spokesman Jamey Heath said, “This is the attitude which shows why Stephen Harper is dead wrong for working families.” ” I guess the term is a little more widespread than I thought, but I’d still like to know what the hell it is!

  4. Um…political phrase with no real meaning other than to show how “in touch” the politician using it is with the “common folk”?

  5. yeah, that’s gotta be it! :D

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