...How The Translink Tax Is Not Like The HST?
And I'm not talking about the parallels in terms of the 'selling' of the thing as the Dean did awhile back.
Instead, I'm talking about the tax 'shiftyness' of how the thing will actually work.
Especially for those households that will not find the couple of hundred bucks a year to be trivial.
Unlike, say, the usual suspects 'round here that are NOT paying their fair/fare share.
I'm not saying we shouldn't have transit infrastructure improvements.
Quite the contrary
If we can build billion dollar ice bomb bridges and sea-to-sky highways that everybody, including the usual suspects, helped pay for (and nevermind that 'P3's-paid-for-everything codswallop', OK), why can't we pay for tons 'o buses and lay down more rapid transit tracks the same way?
And, speaking of (three) billion dollar bridges....Didn't the now always taxy-thrifty Mr. Batemen himself lay a wee bit of turf to help sell that one?
Again, the only real winners in the Translink Referendum Shuffle-thingy will be the collective flack-hackery...