Liberals Not Following Letter Of The Referendum On HST

     In fact I believe they are playing more games with us. It appears that the delay was solely for the purpose of adding new taxes and not exempting others. Pure and simple.

     The referendum question reads: "Are you in favour of extinguishing the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) and reinstating the PST (Provincial Sales Tax) in conjunction with the GST (Goods and Services Tax)"

     While we were conducting the waiting (during the unprecedented stalling) for Craig James to start the referendum I looked long and hard at this question and came to the conclusion that it didn't say exactly what we wanted. So I contacted Chris Delaney and had him ask James whether this wording meant that we would return EXACTLY to the way it was before Campbell and Hansen decided that they wanted to be dictators after proving themselves liars. The answer was YES. We would be returning to the old system EXACTLY the way it was.

     Now I have been following this lack of progress pretty close. Bill 54 was introduced. And all of a sudden something jumped out at me. Specifically that there was going to be a new tax on autos. That pissed me off. Not only was Phil Hochstein getting a early break after spending millions of his associations money (not sanctioned by all its' members) fighting the referendum, but now there are NEW TAXES coming and many previous exemptions will not be there.I allege this is illegal and challenge anyone to prove me wrong. I still have all my correspondence on the Recall and the Initiative Petition.Further reading shows a lack of the previous exemptions that were under the PST. As David Schreck says this leaves the government open to adding taxes whenever they want. So prove me wrong.

     Because the opposition is in a minority I believe there is nothing they can do short of stalling the vote on the budget. And if they try the government will just invoke closure.Our system sucks.

     So again it is left up to us. Write or email your MLA and ask that they vote against the budget. Especially the lapdog Liberals. The threat of recall still hangs over them if we feel they are not doing the bidding of their constituents. The upswing of the recall is that we can do it on our own and don't need to follow specific timelines. Just pay the $50 get the package, contact your crews and start collecting signatures.

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