To the editor:
Many people are concerned about having to payback the $1.6 billion should we vote “yes” to extinguish the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).
So far, the B.C. Liberals have only taken the $600 million part of the bribe from the [Prime Minister Stephen] Harper government. Why should we, the citizens of British Columbia, be required to pay back money given to us for instituting a tax that we did not want, did not ask for and had imposed upon us without proper discussion or debate?
We, as Canadians, through the Harper government already own that money. Should we, as British Columbians, have to pay it again?
The B.C. Liberals made a huge mistake with the HST and must bear the responsibility for their actions. I feel it is not up to the citizens of B.C. to pay for the Liberal mistakes.
Perhaps some of the B.C. Liberal supporters and corporate friends could chip in and help the B.C. Liberals honour their debt to our society, after all it’s only $600 million.