To the Editor,
Re: Selling HST to the ‘me’ generation (B.C. Views, June 3.)
From my perspective, Tom Fletcher omitted some key points.
The main stumbling block is the way the government brought the HST to life. Lies and deceit.
This “revenue neutral” tax is going to be a boost of $1 billion for the year to government coffers. Taxpayers’ money, as was the $1.6 billion from the feds.
The governments of this country have it backwards when they think they can just up the ante when they need more revenue to cover their outlandish spending. Especially when they should be looking at reducing the expenditures instead of increasing the taxes.
Heaven help us if this HST boondoggle gets the NDP elected next time out. I think the populace has to vote yes in the referendum to show government that we have been pushed far enough.
If, as Fletcher suggests, haircuts and restaraunt meals stay taxed if we go back to the PST, that might cause a bigger kerfuffle that this one.