Listening to Minister Kevin Falcon on the evening news about how the “rejection of the HST will cause huge unexpected deficits,” I found it interesting to note that here we go with the spin again.
The inferred guilt should be on those that cast the HST out in the streets.
I suggest, however, that the guilt should be placed on the spin doctors and the Liberal government, who wanted to improve their poorly projected budget for an upcoming election by getting a $1.5 billion handout from the federal government.
The Liberal government knew the risk and yet took it, hoping it would fly as without the added dollars the true budget deficit would have to be revealed.
Kevin Falcon should run the tapes back and see what his government said in what timeline and what was done.
This government thought it could pull the HST off and they would have, if Bill Vander Zalm had not come forward and said enough is enough.
Mister Falcon shouldn’t dare pass on the responsibility to those that rejected the HST. The current deficit is his government’s fault, not theirs.
By the way, I voted to keep the HST in the recent referendum, as it was then at least a known quanitity.
Man up, Mr. Minister, and do what you have to do.