What you can’t see will hurt you.

The Ontario provincial government wants to increase sales taxes and hide them from you:

The Liberal government is struggling over whether to bury Premier Dalton McGuinty’s new 13 per cent harmonized sales tax in the price tags of goods and services, sources told the Toronto Star.

The government wants to switch to a harmonized sales tax consisting of a combined 8% PST and a 5% GST, which will make like easier for businesses.However, 67% of people polled have a negative view of the tax, given that it essentially amounts to an additional 8% tax slapped on pretty much everything than wasn’t previously subject to provincial sales tax, from legal services to automotive repair.

Sadly, it seems that the goverment wants to overcome these negative views by hiding the tax from people.


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