Federal NDP leader Jack Layton and Provincial "I have no idea what this party is but definitely not Progressive' leader Tim Hudak, have teamed up in theory to make attacking the HST the basis for their next election campaign.
In the case of Hudak, he's already started, and in fact has lost complete control of his party, who are now acting like nuts.
But this gets weirder.
The HST for Ontario and BC was the brainchild (I use the term loosely) of the federal finance minister Jim Flaherty. Jim's wife is a member of Hudak's caucus, that is now attacking Jim's plan.
And yet Stephen Harper, who is seen in this video lauding the HST, has put the onus on Michael Ignatieff who now must wear the tax. Boy, who ever said politics wasn't for the faint of heart, sure got that right.
HST is good policy
The debate over the switch to a harmonized sales tax has given both the federal NDP and the Ontario Progressive Conservatives a chance to show off their
considerable skills at populist spin. But that isn't serving the public.
The arguments in favour of the HST are several and strong, but they're also dry and technical. The arguments against, however, can be summed up in cheap slogans and fearmongering. ...