There is more than a little irony in the HST debate that is growing more intense every day. The big corporate interests behind the so-called Smart Tax Alliance are the same elite who fund the Liberal party. The party who’s tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy strangled the fiscal capacity of the province over the last decade.
Now they try to frighten people with the prospect of more cuts to public services if the HST goes down to defeat. Their hypocrisy gives new meaning to the term “crocodile tears”.
The real solution is simple. With or without the HST we need to restore tax fairness in BC and ensure our governments collect the revenue required for the public and community services we need.