I am normally the first person to look for ways to reduce taxes, especially for the underprivileged in society.
However, I fail to see how a two per cent tax increase on those earning more than $150,000 per year, and a one per cent increase to big business, as assigned in last Tuesday's provincial budget, is going to hurt them or B.C.
I think the more important thing, in these economic times, is that B.C. is the first province to deliver a balanced budget in Canada since the recession.
And as B.C.'s economy gets better and provincial revenues increase, these specific tax increases should be the first to go.
Then the government can continue by reducing taxes even further to encourage our economy and allow businesses to take risks and hire British Columbians.
Marney Hogan, Langley
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