Has the price of one single thing that you buy gone down yet?
Why do I ask?
Remember the StatsCan report that predicted Mr. Campbell's Stephen Harper-assisted tax would cost the average family $521 per year?
That number WAS predicated on prices falling.
And if they don't?
Fall, I mean.
The cost could be, in the estimation of Paul Willcocks, something on the order of $1800 per year for a family of four:
"....Basically, the HST will cut taxes for businesses by $1.9 billion a year and increase the taxes paid by individuals and families by the same amount - something like $460 a year per person...."
Please remember also that, as our commenters recently established, a number of the heads of those businesses in this province that are reaping the benefits of this act of corporate welfare gave Mr. Campbell literally millions during the last two election cycles.
Happy BC Day!
Oh, and don't forget, the Fraser Institute's attempts to low-ball the impact of this egregious act of corporate kleptocracy was completely discredited right out of the gate. Interesting that, don't you think, especially given that it would appear that the fine folks from the FI have been the number one button-pushers of the fact-challenged noise machine that was designed to discredit Statscan on the longform census issue.