...Those With Less Income Feel Regressive Consumption Tax The Most.
Update: At bottom of post
The graph above was put together by Iglika Ivanova of the progressive 'Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' think-tank thingy.
That's some correlation....
Of course, the extremes on that graph are probably split pretty much straight down the chasm that is true LINO/Dipper party divide.
But I bet there is a whole lot in the middle of that curve, especially those points high up on the Y-axis in said middle (class ridings), that is scaring the crap out of a few 'coalition' strate(r)gists right about now.
And there was a very good discussion about the potential for Dipper inroads into ridings with a significant middle-class/ethnic representation on PublicEye Radio yesterday...You can listen to that here, starting at about the 55 minute mark.
Update 6:00pm Monday: As we predicted they would last Friday, the business uncertainty 'scare' stories have now begun in earnest....When you see, hear or read them please remember that the Campbell/Falcon/Clark/McLean government has known for months and months and months that British Columbians were likely going to vote to extinguish the HST...Thus, any and all 'uncertainty' is entirely the fault of said government. Or, put another way, it is disingenuous at best and plain insulting in reality to keep blaming the dumb/poor/too-stupid-for-their-own-good electorate that voted against the duplicitous Campbell/Falcon/Clark/McLean tax shift that was originally foisted on them as being revenue neutral.