On June 24th of this year, those of you in British Columbia will be given the opportunity to vote in a referendum on the HST. I'm asking you to please start the process now, rather than later, of researching the full picture before you vote.
Yes, the way the that the HST was brought in was duplicitous and underhanded - no denying that. But before you let your emotions rule and vote to get rid of it because of your unhappiness - look into what repealing this tax will mean. Are we going to have to pay back the federal government for the money we received in exchange for implementing it? What about the money that we've already paid for HST - do we get it back? How will they do that? How much is this referendum costing us in the first place, and how much more will it cost to undo what's been done?
I'll offer one more bit of food for thought... if they undo the HST, are you sure they're not just going to find some other, possibly even MORE unpleasant tax to replace it?
Remember - sometimes "...better the devil you know, than the devil you don't"...