Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

A penny saved...

I flipped on The National last night and was assulted by on-the-street interviews with Average Joes (and Janes) who were just disgusted by the 1% decrease in the GST. They rambled on about how this is just a ploy to make the government appear as if they are doing something when they're really not.
Newsflash: They are doing something... to the tune of $5,000,000,000 in savings to Canadian consumers. The 1% decrease in the GST is not intended to save you money on your morning coffee. (A large Tim Horton's went from $1.44 to $1.43... if I hold on to the savings, in 2 years I'll have enough to buy myself a Booster Juice)
Where the decrease is intended to make waves is in the purchase of big ticket items like cars and houses where you could see savings anywhere from $350 and up.
I really wish that before people took the opportunity to bitch and moan on national television, they'd take the time to think out their arguments in an attempt to save themselves from looking like idiots.


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