Get ready for the sledgehammer called HST.
Gordon Campbell’s HST, which blends the federal GST with the provincial sales tax (and applies it to pretty much all goods and services) needs to be stopped.
It’s going to all but kill the housing market, force a sales declines onto already struggling retail and service businesses, and raise the cost of living from ridiculously high to prohibitively high.
And once Campbell figures out that the provinces revenues are in steep decline, you know he’ll do what any good Liberal would do… raise taxes again.
The real reason Campbell has decided to hammer us is the $1.5 Billion bonus (bribe) her gets from the Federal Government for doing so. This bonus allows him to hide a deficit, that at election time, he conveniently forgot to tell us about.
The Hideous Sales Tax expands taxes to everything we pay the Godawful Sales Tax on now.
The way they are trying to sell it to us, is telling us that merchants will pass along savings… which is compete Bullsh*t. Notice how prices of gas and merchandise has dropped now the Canadian dollar is equal to US? We pay the equivalent of $4.50 for a US gallon – almost double what they do just across the border.
They advertise that home buyers purchasing homes under $400,000 will pay approximately the same as the current system… the bad news is that you can’t actually buy a house for $400,000 in the Vancouver area, or in any BC city a person could actually make a living in.
Imagine – a tax of only an average year’s salary for the privileged of buying a home!???
So Gordie, if you are determined to take the next step in the tax-rape of BC taxpayers, here’s an idea to make it more like a molesting:
Drop provincial sales tax to 5% and make HST 10%… it may stand a chance.
Or, better yet, kill provincial income tax and up it to 15% overall – you’d have a much better chance of acceptance, and maybe a small hope of stopping the recall movement, and staying in power.
I know.. the chances of a tax ever going down in BC are about as likely as me buying a Smart Car.
Oh, and by the way Gordie – now you’ve awoken the political dead…. He’s Back!!!