From Shane Woodford of CHNL radio:
BC's Finance minister is hinting at financial relief for British Columbians when he tables February's election year provincial budget. Mike de Jong says the province has a big surplus and is leading the country in job creation and now is a good time to share the wealth. But de Jong says it won't just be tax breaks.
"People make the point, I think with validity, it is not just income tax there are the other fees and charges that people are obliged to pay. That adds to the burden that they face."...
This avalanche of "paying us back with our own money" business is coming.
And there is nothing that anybody can do about it.
The puffed-up punditry could call out the now completed great regressive tax shift off onto the backs of the citizenry for what it actually is.
Because if they did, then the citizenry would at least understand that it is those 'other fees and charges' that have been gouged from their backs that have paid for Mr. de Jong's phony surplus in its entirety.
While, simultaneously, the wealthy have received the tax breaks on their European SUV's and their private school tuition (as well as their private school lunches and after school care too) that they so truly deserve.
Not to mention the fact that the resource extractors are now paying, essentially (as Norm Farrell has shown)...
Of course, we don't need a weatherman to know which way the punditry's wind is blowing given that the Dean recently made it clear that putting the egregiously regressive MSP head tax back into the progressive column where it belongs is Horgan's $2.5 billion a year problem...And, as we all know, where the Dean goes the obvious are sure to follow.