NDP has it all wrong on HST

Have you ever heard a lie so often you begin to believe it? Well I think that is what the NDP is doing with the HST debate.

Have you ever heard a lie so often you begin to believe it?  Well I think that is what the NDP is doing with the HST debate.

They have it in their minds that the “HST is bad” (or they want to punish Campbell) and they continue to try and drive that message home.  No matter the consequences.

It is clear from the recent article in the Trail Daily Times that Adrian Dix and the NDP have it all wrong.

The burden of taxes is not shared, it is just passed along to where a business gets their revenue from.  So at the end of the day it is consumers that pay most of the taxes anyway and it does not matter whether you are talking about HST (visible) or GST and PST (hidden from view).

The end result is almost the same.

HST will bring investment to BC and create jobs.  Going back to PST will increase the cost of doing business in BC so many businesses will chose to take their investments and jobs elsewhere in Canada.

That will be a huge loss to those folks that need work.

I am especially concerned about the movie and TV production business.  Alberta and Ontario are standing ready to go after productions that will find BC too expensive compared to them. Can we afford that loss of jobs?

As far as taxes on bikes or anything else that is now taxed (or even not taxed), that can be changed in a “heartbeat.” The HST is new and will require some “tweaking” to get it to where it needs to be.  And as far as folks going to Alberta to save a few dollars, I am guessing those are the same folks that “bitch” the loudest when there is not enough money for healthcare or education.

No matter what system is in place, some folks will do anything to avoid paying their “fare share.”

And moving ahead to the next election, with apologies to Katrine Conroy who I like and know works very hard, sorry to say but you will not get my vote again.

You are working against my business and my family so for the next election I need to vote for someone who will work for my business and family.

And for those that have not voted, please vote “No.”

Royce Schmidt

Montrose