Thursday, September 10, 2009

Burning questions

A couple of quick questions about Keith Martin's bizarre position on the HST.

Has there ever been any threat by the Cons to pull back their pay-off to provinces who go along with the plan to tax businesses less and individuals more? (Keep in mind that they had allocated $5 billion for HST pay-offs two years ago, long before anybody had taken them up on the offer.)

And even if Martin was right to wonder whether the Cons might get cold feet about harmonization, is it a meaningful critique of a bribe to express concern that it might get taken off the table?

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