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FightHST Video Discussion with Bill Vanderzalm, part 1.

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A discussion with Former Premier Bill Vanderzalm. “Tell us some of the reasons you are against the HST in BC.”

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Comment by Brad
2009-09-08 00:37:21

Mr. Campbell seems to think he can do what he wants with no consultation. As time goes by, we are learning more and more about what they knew, when they knew…and it certainly isn’t looking like they’ve been honest.

The liberals’ own website already claims we have some of , if not the lowest corporate/business tax rates in canada (and I beleive one minister on video on the site actually says “if not the world”).

Why should we, the public, have to shoulder this tax break for the corporations? Mr. Cambpell has already had us pick up offloaded costs, msp hikes prior to the election and delisted services, cut services, torn up contracts.

He can’t even give us concrete reasons why this is good for us; only for the business community.

He’s shown his arrogance and disregard for us over the last 8 years, hid the fact he was going to do this now…enough is enough. We’ve already done more than our share.

If the Government even cared about the optics of the situation, they would rescind the wage increases they gave themselves, the cola clause they gave themselves, and set the example for business by NOT increasing the shelf price of alcohol to maintain their own bottom line.

If the Liberals won’t set the example, if the liberals lie to us about what they are going to do…..how can we expect Businesses to pass on the ‘savings’ to us?

 
Comment by Junze macg
2010-07-06 12:55:14

The more we pay for what cost less before, the more the HST devalues our currency and our standard of living.
We need politicians who have a vision compatible with the general public and who know how to generate revenue other than just by tax, tax, tax!

 
Comment by Tom Holmes
2010-07-29 11:40:46

How can I donate? By mail? and who do i make it payable? I do not want to donate by pen pal or credit card, I notives
I am paying tax on tax, First they charge me 6 or 7% enviromental tax then charge me again HST on purchace plos enviromental tax which amounted to 19$ total tax on my purhase

 
Comment by David Bushey
2010-09-28 10:57:04

I would like to see Eric Foster as one of the first recalled.

He as not done one positive thing for his riding and simply echos party policy.

 
Comment by Wai Fung
2011-06-08 23:21:46

First of all, the liberals never said it would benefit us. If you looked at all their debates they have been in a circular debate. Nothing new, all they have argued is how business gets larger tax refund and transfer some of their profit to us consumers by lowering commodity prices. (if you have noticed the way liberals debated this topic, they are spin doctors and every time when they are asked a crucial question they tend to lead you away from it).

Second, HST does not obviously create job. As an Economics major student this is obvious. When taxes increases consumers automatically reduces spending to pay for the tax increase. When consumer reduces spending, business gets less profit from us since we are buying less of everything. When business are selling less they will start laying off people since they have no need for extra labour. This creates unemployment.

It is not obvious to note this because many small business and restaurants bankrupt from the impacts of 2008 financial crisis and upon a VAT.

Even larger business like Superstore have their occasional non-tax day to invite more consumers to spend.

Going back to reducing jobs, i have not seen any new job creation.

Lastly, an obvious lie is that liberals said 80% of the goods we buy already pays 12% so HST won’t make a difference. That is blasphemy. A lot of commodity goods only pays either a PST or GST. Not both. Items such as Food only pays GST as well as restaurant meals.

 
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