I am wondering why the Liberal government are now saying after the British Columbia voter has spoken it will most likely take 18 months to stop collecting this hated tax. In my mind it should be done away in no more than a couple of months. How can it take 18 months to go back to the old PST-GST tax system? I feel if the present government has any chance of being elected for another term they should just do that. Maybe they just want to collect as much money as they can before it is axed for good.
With MLAs Penner and Black recently calling it a day and with more surely to follow they know their government has made so many mistakes with British Colombia’s finances, IPPs, BC Hydro and BC Rail to name a few they have opened the window for Dix and his party to form government in the very near future.
Also Kevin Falcon and others keep talking about now having to pay back $1.6 billion total to the federal government. Correct me if I am wrong, but weren’t the feds paying money to B.C. in installments and there is around $500 million British Columbia has not been given yet? They should have plenty of surplus money made on the HST to date so this should not create a financial drain on the treasury of British Columbia.
Maybe we should be saving all our receipts from last Thursday on with the HST on them and send them to Victoria to collect our funds back, stranger things have happened with this HST tax the last few months when it first surfaced and announced by Campbell and company, a tax that has cost the average working people money they could not and still cannot afford.