Second act

The curtain has finally come down on Act Two of the political farce, ‘Stick BC with the HST’.

The curtain has finally come down on Act Two of the political farce, ‘Stick BC with the HST’. The promotional material for this political screw-up became meaningless after smoke and mirrors were used to excess in a vain attempt to mislead British Columbians.

Only fifty-two percent of us took the time to express our opinion. “Two thumbs down”, the majority muttered as we marked our mail-in ballots. But many of us still yearn for a chance to throw rotten tomatoes at ex-Premier Campbell and his big-headed band of brigands.

In the end, and most of us know the taxpayers always get it in the end, this botched attempt to impose a new tax scheme only served to dredge up bitter old memories. Remember that other bungled theatrical production brought to us by Glen Clark’s troupe of NDP comedians, ‘Bobbing in the Red Ink of Fast Cat Ferries’?

Hopefully B.C. politicians have learned a valuable lesson, at our expense of course, about the need to truthfully represent the interests of all the people. That old idiom, ‘Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me’, certainly applies to British Columbians and our egocentric political leaders.

Lloyd Atkins

Vernon