Keeping HST encourages business

A weekend news paper headline read in part, ‘ mining boom .... in B.C.’ Prospectors spent $322 million looking for minerals in B.C. last year. (during the 1990s NDP years mineral prospecting dried up )

A weekend news paper headline read in part, ‘ mining boom …. in B.C.’  Prospectors spent $322 million looking for minerals in B.C. last year. (during the 1990s NDP years mineral prospecting dried up )

A fellow asking me to sign the anti-HST petition worried that his neighbour would save on buying a D8 caterpillar.

I could agree it’s quite unfair if it is to be used as a lawn ornament. If however it is used in prospecting, mining, road building, etc. not only would it provide jobs for those activities, but as well for  manufacturing, selling, servicing, operating, and untold other jobs.

How can we be opposed ?

The same people who are forever complaining about our schools, health services, etc. are those who complain about paying taxes. We can’t have it both ways.

The people who make the most money and spend the most money pay the most taxes.

Our economy is performing well.  We must keep business active to provide the needed jobs and prosperity.

One way to encourage activity is to make it easier to do business in B.C. by voting to keep the HST system. The two terms of NDP government in our province caused business to relocate to other provinces causing a financial mess.

No one likes to pay taxes but we must if we want all the benefits we demand to continue.

Vote to keep the HST !

Walter Siemens

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