The following came to me via e-mail and deserves printing here.
VICTORIA – The latest attempt by the B.C. Liberals to buy votes ahead of the HST referendum is just further smoke and mirrors, say the New Democrats.

“The B.C. Liberals aren’t telling you that the HST, at whatever rate, means families pay more for countless items previously exempt from the PST,” said New Democrat finance critic Bruce Ralston. “Their claim that it’s a choice between 10 and 12 per cent is absolute fabrication and a deliberate misrepresentation of what the HST vote is all about.

“The truth is voters will be voting to get rid of the B.C. Liberals’ 12-per-cent HST in favour of going back to a fairer system where items such as prepared food, nutritional supplements, basic telephone and cable services and countless other items would only be taxed with a five-per-cent GST.”

Ralston said Adrian Dix and the New Democrats have championed the fight against the HST deception for B.C. families, and people are tired of being deceived by the B.C. Liberals.

“This latest gimmick is just more of the same. The B.C. Liberals are also trying to tell you that the average family only pays $350 more per year under the HST but they don’t tell you that they count one person as a family, artificially deflating the true numbers,”  said Ralston. “The truth is a two-income-earning family with both members making $50,000 each – the average B.C. salary – will pay over $1,000 more per year under the HST.

“And that doesn’t even include the increase to big-ticket items such as a new house, renovations or a new roof for your home.”

Ralston noted that Premier Clark’s latest gimmick contradicts her earlier promise, and in her own words is an attempt to buy votes.

In March, just two months ago, Premier Clark said, "We aren't going to be talking about trying to reduce it by a point or two before the referendum. I mean, I think people will see that as buying them with their own money.”

“No one believes anything the B.C. Liberals say anymore, especially when it comes to the HST,” said Ralston. “Families know they pay more under the HST, and no amount of tinkering by the B.C. Liberals will change that.

“The only way to fix this B.C. Liberal mess is to vote yes to ending the HST, then vote them out of office in the next election.”


Anonymous said...

Basic hydro, natural gas, and every other necessity has been hit too. As well as preventative things such as physio, massage, chiros etc.

The HST must Go! Read your referendum question very carefully. Don't be fooled.

Anonymous said...

Good Lord!!!
You should hear the Liberals b.s. in the Legislature. Falcon has had hundreds of restaurants, calling him and loving the HST. Even though the two chain restaurants, Mr. Mikes and The Pantry were forced to close their doors, because of the HST. Leckstrom is now, loving the HST. Christy is still loving her family's first, as long as they also love the HST.

The referendum is more than likely going to be a cheat. Just as Christy cheated the Point Grey by-election. She has Craig James of Elections BC helping her. I will not trust the vote count on the referendum either.

Anonymous said...

I really don't trust the referendum. When have the BC Liberals not lied and cheated?

We watched Christy on her photo shoot, out side the election hall, campaigning the voters going in to vote. Craig James of Elections BC approved that, even though it is not permitted to do so, on election days, in any election. We also caught Craig James in corruption, on the recall petition.

I really think we will have to, have a general strike, or do some Egyptian justice. The BC Liberals, will never stop their lies, deceit and cheating to win. They are indeed, the BC Liberal crime family.

The courts and judges are also corrupt. The police are corrupt. This entire province, is deeply corrupt. Christy is just as underhanded as Campbell is.

the green machine said...

the rumor about vote are to be counted first behind closed dors in a undisclossed building the recounted with all the partys present after this count is this true is this not way of making and destroying votes to make the vote go to one favor over another we have to stop this silly games and political stupidness and all vote yes to extiquish the hst then go to the polls and straighten out this mess with the party willing to straighten out this corruption

Gary E said...

Green Machine

Why don't you give us a little help here? I haven't heard this rumour befor. The reason I printed your comment was that whatever Craig James or Clucky chicken Clark do these days does not surprise me.

So, if you could just figure out where you picked up the rumor and where that source came from it would go a long way to proving or dispelling the rumor.

You can either post your answer here or mark it NOT FOR PUBLICATION. Your choice. With those two leads I may be able to follow up on what you have here.