HST argument needs explaining again

Writer reminds readers about main reason for defeat of tax

It’s amazing, after all the discussion about the HST the past three years, that people still claim that voters who voted no to the HST deprived the government of revenue, and therefore shouldn’t complain about spending cuts.

How many times does this issue have to be explained? The HST was billed by the B.C. Liberals as revenue-neutral. The anti-HST vote was not a mindless anti-tax protest. What most people objected to was the dishonest way the tax was introduced and the fact it represented a huge shift in the tax burden from corporations to individuals.

Steven Murray

Victoria

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