The HST is blown out of proportion. We the people, who are the government, and they, the elected politicians, did not listen to 700,000 people. We, the government, said no to the HST, now we are in a referendum which is more confusing, when YES means NO and NO means YES ?
The cost to, we the people for the campaign run by the politicians with our tax dollars, telling us how they are saving us money with our tax dollars if we go ahead with the HST?
This campaign will probably cost us several million dollars of our tax money.
An article in Sunday’s Vancouver Province by Cassidy Olivier says it all.
“Anti-HST forces have described the tax as a massive tax shift from big business onto the backs of working and middle-class families. They’ve also claims that lower-income families and small businesses are worse off under the HST.
Of particular importance, the critics say, is the way the HST was brought in and the government’s so called fliip-flopping on several points concerning the tax.
Critics have also used every opportunity to point out the massive amount of taxpayer’s dollars that have been used to the pro-HST campaign. The government’s fixes to the HST were respectively described by Vander Zalm and Dix as a ‘grab bag of gimmicks’ and absolutely stupid. The HST is bad. Why should British Columbians trust anything the government says?
Under the HST, families pay $1.33 billion more in sales tax after rebates and tax breaks are into account. Business pays and estimated $730 millions less. Mr. Falcon says we will have to pay back the $1.6 billion given to B.C. to transition to the HST. He does not tell you that only $300 million was given to B.C. I believe Mr. Falcon should be held accountable for the statement he makes. He forgets that this province has the right to recall.
Sid Crockett and Roger Catalano