Dear Justin Trudeau,
Happy New Year.
Being a new year and all, it's a good time to have new beginnings don't you think? Well I've been thinking about the summer jobs program. You know how you've made pro-life groups ineligible for it? Well here's the thing with that.
Besides the fact it means you are discriminating against pro-lifers; besides the fact that you believe abortion is a Charter right when it isn't; besides the fact you expect these pro-life organizations to adhere to something you call women’s reproductive rights—a made up construct if there ever was one—besides all that, there is another aspect to this that I've been puzzling over.
It's about tax dollars. You know, the money we are forced to give you so you can do things with, on our behalf?
You see the thing is, by not allowing these organizations to get these subsidies—read taxes—you are withholding money that doesn't even belong to you. Taxes belong to the taxpayer. To me. You may be surprised at this, but pro-life organizations also pay taxes. Yes they do. And so do the people who work for them. They also pay taxes. All that money in the summer job program is ours. It's not there for your pet issues like "reproductive rights". No it's not.
These tax dollars are for the benefit for all Canadians, even those crazy Canadians who believe abortion is wrong and unethical. Those taxes are for our benefit too.
So you see, this is not even your call to discriminate against us with our own tax dollars. Because taxes don't belong to you.
I have a question for you. Since we are against abortion, and don't agree with your made up construct “women’s reproductive rights”, shouldn't we pro-life people hence forth be exempt from paying those taxes that go to the summer jobs program? This is only logical. And fair. You do understand logic don't you?
Come to think of it. You know that $650M you are sending to Africa for “reproductive rights”? Oh and all those millions and millions of dollars you spend in Canada killing pre-born children every year? Well we don't want to fund those things either.
To make your job easier, I suggest a tax credit on our income taxes is an acceptable form of reimbursement. So can you get Bill Morneau on this right away? This project will give you and Mr. Morneau a bit of a breather from all those nasty ethics investigations into the pair of you.