Extra money collected from HST earmarked for reducing massive debt obligations

The B.C. government continues to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to convince us to spend an additional seven per cent on the following items.

To the editor:

The B.C. government continues to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to convince us to spend an additional seven per cent on the following items: Newspapers, magazines, music or video (downloaded), funeral services, hair stylist/barbers, veterinary services, vitamins, sporting events, movie tickets, sports safety helmets, golf memberships, driving range fees, gym memberships, bicycles, real estate commissions, massage therapy, over the counter medications, home repairs, taxis, camping sites, air, rail, and bus tickets, household moving, dry cleaning, snack foods, restaurant meals, basic cable service, local residential phone, appliance repairs, certain school supplies, Energy Star windows, insulation, weather stripping, first aid kits, smoke detectors, fitness trainer, manicures, pedicures, accounting services, interior design services, wedding planning services, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, nicotine replacement products, hockey, soccer lessons, tickets for live theater, admission to museums and art galleries, music concerts, hockey rink and hall rentals, new homes over $525,000, repair, maintenance, (e.g., plumbing, electrical, wiring), landscaping, lawn care, private snow removable and house cleaning, adult sized clothing for children, shoe repair, tailoring services, used adult clothing (less than $100).

To those who are looking forward to the one time $175 cheque just figure out what you will pay in additional taxes over the next 2 years. I am quite sure it will be considerably more.

The fact is, Gordon Campbell has pretty much bankrupted this province and his gang went along with it. Why not? Gordo gave them all a raise.

I’m surprised that some people think the extra taxes collected will go to health, education, etc.

Not so. The money will be used to attempt to dig this beautiful province out of the massive debt that Gordon Campbell created.

Sure, the B.C. Liberals have a new leader in Christy Clarke but I really don’t expect anything will change, it’s the same group of MLAs following her around.

If we let the federal government take control of collecting this tax, B.C. will no longer have any input on collecting or dispersing the money.

What’s to say the feds won’t raise the tax to suite themselves?

Vote yes to kill the HST.

Rick Brown

Kelowna

 

Kelowna Capital News

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