Turning back to PST/GST will cost me and my customers


It appears Charlie Wyse is trying to speak for me in regards to the HST vote results.


It appears Charlie Wyse is trying to speak for me in regards to the HST vote results.

He states it is “a victory for families and small business.”

I operate a small business. Mr. Wyse does not speak for me in anyway whatsoever.

Turning back the clock to the old PST/GST system is going to a) cost me time (for administrating two taxes), b) cost me money (as the PST portion of the tax is not refunded now so savings won’t be passed onto our clients), c) cost me business (as competing firms outside B.C. will be able to sell their goods cheaper) and d) cost me employees (as there will be a loss of business).

It’s as plain and simple as that.

This will happen. As a business person, I know first hand how the HST would have, and did, benefit my business and my clients.

Tom Fletcher’s column last week quite rightly identified that when the public sector and the dependent citizens outnumber those who govern, economic realities tend to be disregarded.

I believe we are at that stage in B.C. now. As a full-paying contributor to the tax trough, I am now being told by those who feed from it to contribute more, work harder and how to run my business by those who have no idea how to run a business.

Maybe it’s time to look elsewhere.

Walter Bramsleven

100 Mile House

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