The HST Tax Syndrome

As the witching hour draws near to where the Ontario taxpayer has to shoulder another gouging tax increase brought to you by McGuinty’sĀ  Liberals. Increase taxes also increase the likelihood of many Ontarians turning to an emerging black market to satisfy the need for many common service industries like contractors . This quandary creates an environment where you have people actively trying to avoid paying taxes therefore, making the HST less effective not more. If the government treats people no better than medieval serfs this will eventually create a society that is more equal but less free. An increase in taxes has never been a popular policy. In fact significant societal and political shifts have been ushered in by a population that felt unjustly taxed and it can happen again.