HST not revenue neutral

Lately there has been several opinion articles regarding the HST reversal that will take place over the next 18 months. Millions were spent on keep-the-HST television ads, newspaper ads and signs, all trying to make us feel the HST was best for B.C.

Lately there has been several opinion articles regarding the HST reversal that will take place over the next 18 months. Millions were spent on keep-the-HST television ads, newspaper ads and signs, all trying to make us feel the HST was best for B.C.

There was a billion extra tax dollars compliments of the HST. As a senior on a fixed income and for young people as well, this tax only pushed us further into debt. To only name a few things now taxed, every month, that were not before: tax on my heating fuel; tax on my telephone bill; tax on my cablevision bill; tax on children’s sports; tax on children’s clothing; tax on restaurant bills.

Don’t tell the people you’re not going with the HST then implement it. Don’t tell the people it’s revenue neutral … then make a billion dollars off our backs.

There may be a price to pay for our decision, but hopefully the government learned a good lesson too!

Darlene Sutton

 

Keremeos