Finance Minister Kevin Falcon asks the taxpayers not to kill the HST to spite the government.
What burns me about their proposition (aside from the fact that they’re using taxpayers’ money to promote their side) is that once they decided to implement the HST it didn’t take them long to do it, and, come hell or high water, it was done.
Now that they say they’re going to reduce it to 10 per cent, they emphasize the 10 per cent part and do their best to downplay the fact that they’re going to take four years to do it.
Why is it taking four years to knock it down? The HST part is in place — it can’t be that complicated to knock two per cent off the machinery.
I’m pretty sure the reason is so they can get four more years of the current HST out of us and fill their coffers to do whatever they want with the extra money.
Premier Christy Clark has a nice political smile and the basis of a realistic promise, but I don’t trust her or Kevin Falcon any more than I trust any politician nowadays. You want me to possibly vote to keep the HST? Drop it to 10 per cent right now.