Category: Taxation

Catapulting the propaganda

One thing repeated over and over and over again by government supporters in British Columbia is the assertion that Gordon Campbell “transformed the province’s finances.” What is unsaid though is that the transformation rewarded the wealthiest citizens and penalized the poorest.

Compounding regressivity

Lobbyists and media outlets, each serving special interests, push North American governments to favor regressive taxation. Unsurprisingly, the tax systems, rife with avoidance opportunities, burden the middle and lower classes more heavily […]

Timorous terrier

We’ve all seen a fainthearted hockey player who demonstrates an ornery streak after teammates arrive to restrain and protect. Once safe, the mock tough guy shouts impolite words, words he would not […]

When 2 + 2 = 8

British Columbia Premier Deceiver Campbell and Finance Minister Colin Hansen announced a plan to combine PST (provincial sales tax) and GST (goods and services tax) into HST (harmonized sales tax). The new […]