No guarantees HST will be reduced

Re: B.C. Liberals offer to cut HST to 10 per cent, News, May 27, 2011.

The recent announcement by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon that the HST would be cut to 11 per cent in July 2012 and to 10 per cent in July 2014 is nothing short of an insult to the 500,000-plus British Columbians who signed the initiative petition demanding the HST be cancelled.

How stupid does Falcon think we are? There’s no guarantee the government will keep its word and cut the rate to 11 per cent in July 2012 anymore than when they told us that the HST wasn’t on their radar.

Furthermore, the next election is scheduled for 2013 and there’s even less of a guarantee that a new government will cut the rate to 10 per cent in July 2014. And who’s to say that by 2015 the rate won’t be right back to where it is today, at 12 per cent?

Falcon’s words are nothing more than empty promises made by a government desperately trying to save face and justify the deceitful way in which the HST was forced upon us.

By voting “yes” to extinguish the HST, we’ll be able to put this nightmare behind us once and for all.

Joe Boulter




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