A lot is heard about what economists say about the HST, also the Society of Accountants, the Province and Sun newspapers, and some Radio and TV.
What do all these experts have in common, I mean besides their eager support for the HST?
Economists and accountants serve the business community.
Economists strive to find what’s best for business, not necessarily best for you and me, especially when tax is shifted from business to the consumer. They back economic theory that gives business more cash. And how about accountants? Are they not the experts at tax avoidance, especially when that tax is shifted you know where?
Newspapers and radio depend upon businesses for their bread and butter — the advertising dollars
For those of us paying attention, it is clear then, that these groups, assisted by their business-oriented government, have joined together in their self-rewarding task of ensuring the continuance of the HST.
The public is to be commended for its yearlong resistance to the government’s brainwashing campaign.
Even recently, still over 50 per cent of the public wanted out of the HST, despite $10,000,000 of government and business advertisements — most of it with taxpayers’ money!