Musings —06.18.2010 08:59 AM—
That little-known nostalgia act, Little Timmy and the HSTs, are touring Ontario – and the reviews are pouring in!
Adam Radwanski has a column about Timmy’s tune-making in today’s Globe:
“Mr. Hudak’s Tories don’t have [the ability to make “a principled and non-conflicted case” against the HST]. Their ties to the federal party that championed the HST, combined with the fact that they don’t fundamentally oppose the nature of the reform, have limited their ability to benefit from the issue in and of itself.”
And there’s also this boffo review, from the Guelph Mercury yesterday:
“Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak was once again all talk and no promised action during a visit to Guelph. As he did in previous stops — Hudak has been in Guelph four times during the last 14 months — he lashed out at Premier Dalton McGuinty and the looming harmonized sales tax, which takes effect July 1. But the leader again failed to offer a concrete solution to the tax.”
Then, there’s my latest favourite, also from yesterday, in the Toronto Star:
“While Hudak insists he opposes the tax, he has also pointedly decline to promise to repeal it. Party sources say that’s because the leader, who has a masters in economics from the University of Washington, sees the merit in taxing consumption instead of income to spark productivity.”
What a tune! “We Really, Really Hate It, But We Won’t Get Rid Of It, Because We See The Merit In It!”
Long song title. Doesn’t sound like a hit to me, but what do I know?