Despite the promises of politicians to create jobs, boost the economy, solve the pension crisis plus a myriad of other ills simply by raising taxes, history, most recently in Europe, loudly declares this approach will fail.
Consensus and innovation are two buzzwords we hear a lot these days. We hear that 97% of scientists believe there's global warming, which in effect means no questions allowed. Not allowing debate is the antithesis of innovation, and change. Change being something bureaucrats in Governments who tout innovation resist strenuously.
The federal budget speech will undoubtably focus on the middle class, as well as infrastructure, two of the topics government officials talk about endlessly. What will be interesting is that which you won't hear about.
Governments love to claim they are deeply involved in triggering innovation, meanwhile they are thinking of raising taxes on capital gains. A great disincentive for inspiring innovation. Perhaps the innovation czar figures they'll will take the money collected in the new tax and open more government innovation offices countrywide.