Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshiv
Not a big surprise that it's a group of businessmen wanting added taxes. I'm sure the regular folks wouldn't want this at all.
You and I both know what it is like to have HST. We voted it out and yet we will still continue to pay it for about another 18 months (or more). The Prov. Lib. leader had to resign because he brought it in. His replacement promised to get rid of it and then tried to back out of her committment. I'm sure that in the next prov. election, we'll back her out - period. Provincially or Federally, the Liberals just don't seem to pass "go" because they continue to collect more and more taxes. The city I live in now has the highest un-employment rate in BC at 14.5%. Hurrah for taxes!!! They were supposed to create more employment and the employment rate here took a steady drop from the introduction of the HST. People are so quick to jump on the band wagon. At the mere mention of an added tax, restaurants immediately upped their prices. Then with the HST added in and the gov't (did one thing right) finally agreed that the minimum wage must be raised slowly up to $10.00 p/h, and they took away the "training wage" of $6.00 p/h which places like restaurants readily took advantage of, restaurants in this city are either empty or near to it.
The point here being that increasing minimum wage and increasing taxes all at once may have seemed like a great idea but it fell flat. Some would say it was the increase in the min. wage that caused it. In most cases - greed caused it. The training wage here was for a 3 month period so at the end of the 3 months, they would find a weak excuse to dump an employee and hire another for another 3 months. Greed and taxes by government and corporations break us all.
No - it's really annoying. This thread is not about Trudeau. It's about taxes (especially in Alberta). I hope someone removes your Trudeau pics. because this is not about him.