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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lax column Poverty report could change tax system i.........I- inKc urn 111 ft I !l f ______________ Novcmbci 25, 157! yit LETHBRIDGE HERALD -17 Dairy products i lly I. live. I'ike it or not, la'.alion lias become such a powerful Anyone wjthin ,hc future ax In t n C n i would do well to (liven ms i I. .VSI'KIt ling lo forecast; ada attention from traditional areas of concern, such as skyrockcL- ing education costs, and focus his thoughts on two recent sen- ate reports. The report on poverty tabled two weeks ago, call: lor a ma- jor revamping ol' government welfare spending programs and a new approach to I be personal income lax syslem. The Report on Economic (irowth, Employ- m c n I. and Priee Slnbilily, though less of a headline-grab- tier, is of equal importance be- cause it sels out a blueprint for achieving reasonably full employment in a growing econ- omy where inflation is kepi at a minimum. Both reports recommend ex- tensive changes in las laws, because both quile appropriate- ly identify the tax system as can afford In pass it by and allow the sv.stcm lo be neural in any battle to achieve econo- mic change. Senator Fvercll's report on the economy will he recogniz- ed by even its critics as a sane I and 'rational approach lo Can- ada's economic problems. Al- I hong h the Kvcrcll rcporl i doesn't focus .m the poverty is- sue, il makes it obvious that if, through an intelligent use of the fiscal, monetary and lax ystems available lo govern- r'rirprmll-.we make more available and thereby reduce unemployment while at the same lime restrict the rise in i cosl of living, the incidence of poverty will be reduced. j PROIil.KMS UNSOI-Vlil) The Croll report on poverty rcporl understates its case. It is a fact, attributable, to all three k'vcls of government, that a good numy welfare re- cipients arc able Iwdied men and women capable of work- ing; that the system penalizes those who work and that, many instances arise whereby one can receive more income from welfare than he can by work, ing. It is also a fad that taxpay- er resentment against a wcl- larc system which pays people {birthmark removed icnt spending areas'.' II is a safe bft that Ibe pi o .lie will not accept the plan un- uinely needy, the incapacitated, j at least two basic ingndi cuts arc built in. The fir is (hat the government would in amount, and is distributed in (0 concurrently develop a ic- en-oir of ions .-o I hat not only would the" able bodied Ix if quired lo work, but Ihc woi 1 would be available where live. The second is thai the in- .come supplement must not I on a solution. One of the solu- aiiowetl lo. in effect, an employer who pays low i. ...v knowing his emplo (f anteed annual wage for all Ca- in ordei not lo work, when jobs available, is al an all lime high. However, il is equally true that state aid to Ibe gen- uinelv needy, the elderly. tire deserted wife and so on, is often too meagre. amount, ar manner which humiliates and lessens lire self respect of the citizen. All of Ihis has been known for some time: the problem has] been lo get public agreement I of the solu- j lions proposed by the Croll re-; port is Ihc adoption o! a prices to rise OTTAWA 't'l'i Drought i New Zealand and Australia ha s ippe.d woiki dairy suijJuM'. ri i ai'iadian dair. ea lool Tdwan' to s ho1" higher prices for their n the federal provincial (a lool; eonlercni'e v.a> (old I arl Haslet1 (if Ihc Ontario dg icul'uri' (Kparlrnem. com- minting on loderally-picdietcd trends in dairying, sai'l uorld .-urpiu-e; in inc caiihCfi iicprc--.'d JN dairy pruducl1 Hut a drop in ('ana. production this year, wiiii the world sirpi' lion, will rabc price., n Mr It..1.'.-' about Mi farm llic cnnf'" once tbii' t markc! will change, iucrea-cd prices will n manont. BOSTON" A Boston 1 nc L.IOII rcpoi i un i approaches the economy from I pcdialric surgeon has success- an important lool in acc-miplish- viewpoint of the poor. II fully removed a giant, cancer- ing almost any nai'.onal objec- i credence to the claim thai' QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. Ml PHONE 328-76846 current national and provincial welfare systems are a wasteful j jungle of complexity, less cffcc- 1 live than they could be, and fail lo solve the problem of i poverty, particularly for the I working poor In many respects, the Croll 1972 RCA'S NEWEST 20" COLOR PORTABLE GREY COP SPECIALS COLOR volt Black Matri Automate 9 lighted c''.c ipdicaior Regular wish stand S599 SPECIAL 22" RCA COLOR CONSOLE Featuring Accocolor chassis set and forget. Walnut cabinet 8 Instant-en chassrs f fOj screen with permachrome. Reg. 5599. SPECIAL 25" RCA COLOR CONSOLE Walnut cabinet Accu color chassis Instant on Twin speaker system Sj Reg. SPECIAL ALL SETS CARRY A 5-YEAR PROTECTION FLAN AND SERVICED BY OUR TECHNICIANS SEE THE GREY CUP ON A 1972 RCA COLOR from SERVICE 1238 3rd Avc. S. Phone 327-5020 Open Thursday tind Friday till 9 p.m. ous mole from a new-born in- fant in Hie first reported sur- gery of its kind. The malignant bhlhmark cov- ered about 12 per cent of Ihc thrce-week-old boy's body when removed, Dr. Neil R. Feins said Monday. The child was born in August, 1971. Feins said he waited to report the operation lo be sure there were no furlher signs of malignancy. Dr. Feins is director of pedia- tric surgery at Boston City Hos- pital and assistant professor of surgery at Boston University Medical School. He said there have been no other reported operations on a giant mole on an infant so young. Moles of Ihis lype are known as giant congenital pig- nadians. This would be plishcd by adopting a Negative Income fax system. Under the Negative Income Tax Plan everyone would file his personal tax return each year and if his income were above the poverty line, adjust- i ed from time to lime based on his cost of living, he would pay lax. If he were at the poverty line be would pav no tax. If he were below the line he would receive a cheque from the eov- ernmenl in an amount which would put him over the line. With computers, administra- tion would not be difficult. Pre- sumably the system could bs refined to reflect differences in the cost of living in various regions of Ihc country. It is also assumed thai a Negative Income Tax system would do away with most existing wel- fare programs, other than those aimed at rehabilitation, job re- training and the personal and guidance functions of the wel- fare system. ESTIMATES VAHV The cost estimates of the plan vary widely. The Senate Report estimates that based on 1969 costs, it would have been S800 million. Critics suggest il lo nualil for the government guaranteed wage. Afler Ihc.ie ingredients an- installed, the government must tind Ike necessary funds, fine of the most sensible methods is lo cut out government services for those who don'l need them and W'bo are capable of look- ing after themselves. If tin- were the technique adopted, no tax would bf- needed and bureaucracy would be re- dllced. We ma1.1 be on the verge of the Groat Welfare Dcba'e something that is to be wel- comed, not feared. i Mr. Asper is a Win n i p c g lawyer'. NKW l.K.MIKK Viin- COIIUT biUM'r Dc'i-ril Uarrrn was clm-i'li leader nf Ihc liri- tish Columbia I'rOKressivr CmiMTValivi' I'arly at the parly's leadership cnnvrn- tinn in Vannmvcr. Mr. War- ren is Ban toriure toys S.ACKA.MKNTO C.ilil'. 'AP' The California legislature has decided to ban toy.-." and nuike-beKeve bombs End hand grenades If Signed into lav; by Gov. Mnnald Rea- gan the bill would give toy dealers until July 1 I" purge their shelve- of the out- lawed plaything.'. EXHIBITION and SALE of ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS selected by EARTH A ART STUDIOS of Calgary PROMOTING CANADIAN ART Now on display at the COLLEGE MALL KnOWll 35 ElaOl uui.iun. inented nevi and usually cover would be closer to S2 billion per five lo nO per cent of the body, Dr. k'eins said. .iljlic acceptance of the con- cept is fairly developed. Support comes from such di- verse quarters as conservatives and socialists, but for different r c a o n s. While il may be thought of as a wildly socialis- tic plan, (he penultimate in I welfare statism. it should be re- I membercd thai the first ma- jor politician to espouse it was (conservative Barry Goldwaler during his Presidential Campaign. The truth is that the present welfare system is already has- ed on giving everyone in need a guaranteed annual income. I HALIFAX (CP) A member The trouble is thai it isn't work- of a Montreal motorcycle gang ing very well. In fact, it's a has been charged with assault mess, and regardless of any causing bodily harm in the beat- tinkering we may do. the sys- ing Monday 'night of a veteran tern can't be saved. It must be Halifax police inspector. replaced, and there's no doubt it will cost more. Tlie question really is: Arc taxpayers willing to pay more i taxes, or should the funds Dr. Feins estimated Ihc giant discolorations occur in one of every Hl.oon births. He said it is important to remove quickly any giant nevus, whether can- cerous or not. "Once malignancy develops, a child's chances of survival are very poor." he said. Motorcycle Michael Filion was remanded until Dec. 17 after pleading not guilty. He did not ask for bail. Meanwhile, police said sev- eral other men were being held as police continued the investi- gallon into the brutal beating of -13-year-old Kenneth Paul, a 21- year veteran of the Halifax force. Police who found Inspector Paul lying outside a midtown tavern reported they did not recognize him- immediately be- cause of his injuries. A police spokesman said thai some of the men involved in the beating wore jackets bearing the name of a Halifax motorcy- cle gang, the 13th Tribe. come from a reduction in INSURANCE 6 LIABILITY BONDS 0 AUTO FIRE ROSS1TER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABLISHED 1911 lower Floor 517 Ave. 5. Phone 327-1541 LINGERI PANT SUITS, DRESSES AND SUITS By Tan Jay, Sandy Grey, Paris Slur, Stage Sizes from 5 to 17 and 8 to 24' (Hot Pants to sire 16) For Evening U cur LONG SKIRTS LOUG DRESSES AND EVENING HOT PANTS WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A NEW CHRISTMAS SHIPMENT OF "TEEN SLACKS" in Velveteen and Corduroy SPECIAL THIS WEEK ONLY! BEue Jeans 322 13th STREET NORTH LETHBRIDGE We Can Arrange Convenient To Suit Your Budget We're putting you BIG way to keep ys FIRST MAIN GARAGE AND SHOWROOM 2nd AVE AND 8th STREET S. PHONE 327-3147 OK SUPERMARKET CAR LOT 2nd AVE. AND 9th STREET S. 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