“If the 115K millionaires in Toronto paid an extra $14.50/mo. In property taxes TTC would not have to spy on poor people”
A donor who wishes to remain anonymous today began a monthly online donation (here) of $10 to the Put Food in the Budget campaign.
In a message with the donation she said 'Inspired by the Put Food in the Budget’s oh so sane letter to the Editor of the Star a few weeks back re TTC cheats.'
The letter is reprinted below
“The TTC has hired plain clothes officers to report people who don’t pay transit fares of approximately $20 million per year (2.7 per cent of all fare income). The majority of the people not paying fares likely have low incomes.
If Mayor John Tory were to increase property taxes by $14.50 a month on the 115,000 millionaires that live in Toronto the TTC would not have to spy on poor people. It’s a question of priorities and it would appear that Mayor Tory would rather see the TTC criminalize the poor than see the City of Toronto tax the rich”.
The Put Food in the Budget campaign thinks it makes more sense to tax the rich (especially the very rich) rather than have hundreds of thousands of people in Ontario continue to live in deep poverty.
If you agree it is 'oh so sane' to increase taxes on the wealthy in order to provide adequate transit that enables poor people to have more money to put food in the budget please donate here to our campaign.
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