Tuesday, August 30, 2011

BC HST defeat "A Canadian Tea Party victory"

Brian Lilley:

5 comments:

Cytotoxic said...

It's a victory of idiots over good policy. Now we get to tax business inputs again! Yeah!

Alain said...

No, it is a victory over arrogant idiots who think they can ignore the people they represent once in power and can lie to them.

JR said...

Exactly, Alain! And if it's so blindingly obvious that the HST is such a vastly superior tax then even dolts like Gordon Campbell and Colin Hansen could have easily explained it to the electorate and there'd have been no referendum much less a defeat. If Cyto is looking for "idiots" to blame for the demise of the HST then he need look no farther than Gordon Campbell et al.

What will make me despise those idiots even more than I do now will be to see the NDP returned to power. But freedom is hard won, fragile and expensive to maintain. If a crappier tax and a crappy NDP government is the price we pay in this instance it will still have been worth it.

Fred from BC said...

What will make me despise those idiots even more than I do now will be to see the NDP returned to power. But freedom is hard won, fragile and expensive to maintain. If a crappier tax and a crappy NDP government is the price we pay in this instance it will still have been worth it.


Absolutely. I hear rumors of a split in the BC Liberal Party (thanks Christy!) that could see a couple of MPs jump ship...possibly to the BC Conservative Party.

(actually I heard 12 MPs, but I'm not optimistic enough to buy that)

And yeah, even if the NDP do get in for one term it will still have been worth it...

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