Re: We're better off at 10%: MLA, letter to the editor, July 1
Vicki Huntington might stay away from partisanship when it comes to Liberals and New Democrats but she certainly isn't averse to politicking in its worst form by playing all sides.
She says her vote in the legislature "was a recognition the government was bribing us with a reduced tax" and then proceeds to accept the bribe.
Why do the Liberals and New Democrats both go after her? It's because we have had no clear statement about where she stands.
Since the outset, she's been against the tax because of the way the Liberals lied about it and forced it through (although she did vote in favour in the initial vote in the legislature).
Again, her most recent letter does not attack the tax, but rather set its sights on the claim that she is among those who would "impose" the tax.
She plays a fine line, such that even staunch supporters like Jennifer Thoss have been hoodwinked into believing Huntington is against the HST.
To date, I've seen nothing from Huntington that suggests leadership that gets to the core of the issue, which is that this is a tax shift from businesses to consumers.
And why is this? Because when you get right down to it, her "independence" amounts to an ideological alignment with the Liberal economic policies, mixed with NIMBYism to quell those of us who realize how much our local area is being decimated by these same policies.