It was these very same BC Liberals, after winning a landslide majority of MLAs in 2001 (77 to 2) that made the change to May 12th being the best time to have an election.
Spring Budgets are introduced to the Legislature in February without the full knowledge of what is ACTUALLY in the treasury coffers, but then LO and BEHOLD a shortage pops up two to three months later, and then the once proudly declared Throne Speech (written by the Premier/Finance Minister) is thrown into arrears.
|No HST, HST, no?, HST Yes!|
I always complained about how can the Province go into election mode when the facts of just how much money is in the till is an unknown quantity. It seems that every time one government is overthrown the incoming government says STOP SPENDING THE MONEY and then....... they find that what the outgoing government said during the election is not the truth, nowhere near the truth when it comes to money.
If elections were held in June.... low voter presence, vacations on their minds, who would win the youth vote.
If elections were held in September, every one would be here, so too would be the facts, which we should all have and not have some whimsical promise by the current government that everything is fine, just finding it afterwards is another thing.
We should have been told about the HST, but it was all in the timing, time to lie to voters and taxpayers of just how much money was available to spend. Instead of a promised first time deficit for the Gordon Campbell, he was facing a $.5 billion position, and even that didn't disturb those who voted for the BC Liberals.
If the BC Liberals had told voters that the deficit was going to be $2.6 billion, up front, they probably would have still won the election, especially since we were just a year past the 2008 year recession, but then, the BC Liberals did lie about just how far THEY put us into debt.
The furor over the HST, its implementation, the bribing of taxpayers with their own monies, just to save the BC Liberals asses, not their ass, but the asses who were voted into represent the wishes of the voters, should be penalized for their lying cheating ways.
|This was the First tax carrot, and it failed.|
No matter which language Elections BC uses to show voters on the referendum, the ballot remains the same, all in English. If the voter's first and only language is NOT English, will they know how to vote properly based on their decisions after having listened to the Pros and Cons of the the issue of HST? Will they have to have a translator in the voting booth to be told which line to tick or cross within the circles of Yes or No?
There are Seventeen different languages and this is the ballot that covers only one:
Vote Yes, to rid us of the HST.
Vote No, to keep the HST
Next election, will probably be called by Premier Christy Clark within two months of this date. Their bookkeeping should be up to date, ask about how OUR finances are, before voting. Better yet, ask them NOW before voting on the HST.