what, on April 1st, the HST finally moves on, and we can get on with our lives.
Sure, she’ll be mentioned from time to time and we’ll no doubt stumble across
her once in a while on Facebook or Twitter, but we’re finally breaking up, and
we are never, ever, ever getting back together.” Jordan Bateman Abbotsford Today
The problem with focusing all your attention on one
thing, say taxes and the level of those taxes, is that you inevitably miss the
boomerang that drops you when it crashes into the back of your head because you
were not paying attention to Reality.
Finished with the HST?
When for the next 4 years the first thing whoever governs
BC has to do is cut the $300 million HST repayment due Ottawa out the Budget?
When those who do not enjoy the largess of the Canadian
Taxpayers Federation on which to live, find simply surviving challenged by the
precipitous drop back to GST rebate cheque levels?
Then there are the unknown effects that
voters refusing to pay 1 cent more towards the increasing costs of the services
they demand from government, will have on limiting the ability of the
government of BC to borrow or what levels of premiums (extra interest costs) the
decision will impose.
Finally there is the increased rationing,
the cuts to and elimination of services that have occurred in the current
fiscal year as a result of repealing the HST and the rationing, the cuts to and
elimination of services that will continue to occur year after year after year
as a result of repealing the HST.
Whether you think repealing the HST was
justified or the most financially irresponsible action ever taken by a
financially irresponsible electorate......
consequences of repealing the HST will be with BC for years, decades. Meaning
BC is not ‘done’ with the HST, nor is the HST done with BC