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Monday, November 22, 2010

McGuinty Libs attack Hudak, but BACKFIRES HUGE!

Are you kidding me? In an desperate attempt to turn the tables and attack Tim Hudak over the HST, the Ontario Liberals have completely shot themselves in the foot!

In a Press Release entitled "Tim Hudak: HST Here to Stay", they attempted an "GOTCHA!" attack, when Tim Hudak admitted publicly that the Ontario Tories, should they win the next election, will be unable to repeal the HST.

Did you catch that? He didn't say "UNWILLING"... he said "UNABLE". Why is that? Because when the McGuinty Liberals made the switch to the HST, they enshrined within the legislation various clauses that prevent any future government for making any changes to the HST whatsoever for the first number of years. Translation? When the McGuinty Liberals screwed up their implementation of the HST, they ENSURED that Ontarians would be screwed for years to come, and that no one could immediately fix the underlying problems with the HST itself.

As a result, the Hudak Tories won't be able to repeal it, or even reduce the rate, right away. Instead, they're going to have to look for other ways to help Ontario families deal with a horribly implemented tax increase that is hurting their every day lives. While Tim had indeed committed to trying to "stop the HST in it's tracks", as the Liberal Press Release also reports, it was the McGuinty Liberals to used their majority to ram the HST through.

So here we have the Liberals, in what can only be described as total desperation, attempting to attack Tim Hudak for, wait for it... TELLING THE TRUTH. Which, of course, makes perfect sense, if you're a Liberal... BECAUSE TO LIBERALS, TELLING THE TRUTH TO THE VOTERS IS CRIME THAT MUST BE PUNISHED.

Now there's something you don't see everyday... the Liberals are issuing Press Releases on behalf of Tim Hudak, informing the public that Hudak is being honest with Ontarians? Not only that, they're helping to remind the voting public that it's their own Party who screwed the province with the HST.

Okay, it's official... NOW I HAVE seen everything!

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  • At Mon. Nov. 22, 02:27:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    He got them I guess. He showed the public for what McGuinty liberals really are. A government that likes to stick it to the consumer.

  • At Mon. Nov. 22, 03:10:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's not enough that they could of placed in a mild or reasonable restriction in changes to the HST but a complete stoppage from being able to alter it?

    Perhaps they can lower the minimum wage, income taxes and corporate taxes etc. instead?

    It was pathetic that the Liberals only lowered some taxes once the global recession hit and by negligible amounts given the circumstances.

  • At Mon. Nov. 22, 03:40:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think once Harper tells the truth, you'll have seen everything.

  • At Tue. Nov. 23, 03:54:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Anon1152 said…

    I'm not sure I understand.

    A government can pass a law that cannot be altered in the future by another future government?

    I could understand if it were something like an international treaty or contract with clauses that would have to be obeyed in the future lest horrible things happen (in retaliation, payment of penalties, or whatever)... but the tax code is re-gigged all the time. And surely later legislation overrides or can override previous legislation, so long as it is constitutional (and even then, if the law were to be overridden, it would be by the constitution, not by the previous law...)

    What clauses are you referring to, and in what specific legislation could I find them?

  • At Tue. Nov. 23, 04:26:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Not sure where exactly, but the deal they struck with Ottawa is written such that if any future government opts out, there are BILLIONS in clawbacks.

  • At Tue. Nov. 23, 04:59:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Anon1152 said…

    Ah. I forgot about the federal government-as-another-party-to-the-agreement-thing. Which is strange since that's what it's all about. Harmonizing. I'd still like to know what the exact terms/clauses are.

    Also... wouldn't that mean that the federal government is also to blame? The "clawing back" would be done by them, no?

  • At Wed. Nov. 24, 10:44:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    beautiful , great post

  • At Wed. Nov. 24, 05:29:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    They are just pointing out the obvious. If Hudak feels so strongly that the HST is bad, then why won't he get rid of it? He's getting plenty of mileage railing against the Liberlas for it, but he won't repeal it? Maybe he should just be quiet.

  • At Thu. Nov. 25, 06:59:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Anon1152 said…

    The HST isn't something that stands on its own. It's part of a much larger set of changes to the taxation system. And I haven't seen anything convincing me that on the whole, as a whole, it's a bad change. I think it's telling that critics of the HST point only to the HST, and ignore, for example, lower income taxes.

    Personally, I'd like to see changes to how we make decisions about taxing and spending, rather than just changes to how we tax and spend.

    A more democratic decision making process about taxes and spending would surely satisfy everyone.


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