Someone really needs to write an “HST for Dummies” book for all the gullible people who’ve been conned into believing the HST is a new tax that will cost them more money than they’re paying right now. P.T. Barnum really knew what he was talking about when he said there’s a sucker born every minute, and BC seems to be full of them these days.
There are layers and layers of hidden provincial sales tax embedded in the things you buy right now. And it works out to far more than the 7% PST you currently see on your receipts. Do people in BC really want to go on blindly paying these hidden, very costly layers of PST? I don’t.
The PST is an antiquated, costly, uncompetitive tax. BC is one of the last places in the country to do away with it and replace it with a value added HST. People need to open their eyes and start doing the math instead of running after fools and charlatans like lemmings heading for the cliff. This is definitely a case where ignorance is not bliss.
Port Moody, B.C.