Okay, here's the Brian Hughes graphic that was on the front page of The Star today, attached to this story by Robert Benzie. The boldface is mine.
Read it carefully because there's a trick question coming:
Behind closed doors in Tuesday's caucus meeting, skittish MPPs aired grievances over the scheme – which would raise consumption taxes on books, feminine hygiene products, heating fuel, children's clothing, diapers and fast-food value meals by 8 per cent while reducing the overall tax burden for business.
The premier has been receptive to arguments from business people who say they are at a disadvantage because they pay more in taxes to purchase equipment or machinery than competitors in Quebec or the Atlantic provinces, where the two taxes have already been harmonized.
But Ontario consumers would feel the impact immediately because many products that are now taxed federally but not provincially would be subject to the equivalent of both taxes under a harmonized system.
Do the Ontario Liberals hate women? Do they hate the working poor? Because what's up with making cheap shoes more expensive? What kids' clothes? Diapers?
And let's not get started on tampons which women, who make less than men, are already heavily taxed on. Some $60 million a year pads the federal coffers by women who are cursed with the GST every month on menstrual products.
And yeah, I know that was five questions.
And the trick is being played on us by these bozos.
Hey, didn't the NDP elect a woman as leader this past weekend?