The Conservatives have just announced that if re-elected they will make available to first-time home buyers a tax break to defray the costs of purchasing a home. The tax break is for costs like legal fees, land title transfers, and home inspection costs. Is this responsible? Is this a conservative policy?
Of course the Tories need the large, urban middle class to support them. The electoral logic is clear. But isn’t this too cynical by half?
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