Editor; Everyone has the right to change his or her mind. Take the premier and the Liberals for example. Mr. Ghiz stated there would be no HST on P.E.I. unless certain items, such as electricity, were exempted. Recently he gave a speech claiming the HST is the best thing that ever happened on P.E.I. He claims it has helped the economy by increasing tax credits allowed for business but forgot to mention the tax burden was shifted to consumers, which increased his tax revenues. Other provinces made the change to the HST revenue neutral.
The Liberals offered a rebate to low-income earners of $150 to $200 dollars yearly to offset HST tax increases but will not index personal income tax. While Wes Sheridan is smilingly handing you your HST rebate cheque with his right hand, his left hand is relieving you of $136 income tax dollars this year. Mathematically, the rebate minus the sneaky tax grab will leave low-income earners with $24 to $74 dollars this year and less each following year.
Gary A.O. MacKay,