Why was HST bribe needed?

Dear editor,
If the HST were such a "good thing," saving money, etc., then why did the federal government need to offer a $1.6-billion "incentive" (read bribe) to the provinces to create it?

Dear editor,

If the HST were such a “good thing,” saving money, etc., then why did the federal government need to offer a $1.6-billion “incentive” (read bribe) to the provinces to create it?

Vote yes to extinguish the HST.

Susan Holvenstot,

Comox Valley

Comox Valley Record