Second act of the HST

The curtain has finally come down on act 2 of the political farce, “Stick B.C. with the HST.”

To the editor:

The curtain has finally come down on act 2 of the political farce, “Stick B.C. with the HST.”

The promotional material for this political screw-up became meaningless after smoke-and-mirrors were used to excess in a vain attempt to mislead British Columbians.

Only 52 per cent of us took the time to express our opinion. “Two thumbs down” the majority muttered, as we marked our mail-in ballots. However, many of us still yearn for a chance to throw rotten tomatoes at former B.C. Liberal premier Gordon Campbell and his big-headed band of brigands.

In the end, this botched attempt to impose a new tax scheme only served to dredge up bitter old memories. Do you remember that other bungled theatrical production brought to us by former NDP premier Glen Clark’s troupe of comedians bobbing in the red ink of Fast Cat Ferries?

Hopefully, B.C. politicians have learned a valuable lesson at our expense, of course, about the need to truthfully represent the interests of all the people. That old idiom “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me” certainly applies to British Columbians and our egocentric political leaders.

 

Lloyd Atkins

Vernon