Trading a sales tax cut for a corporate tax increase? This is bad tax policy from the Premier of BC. The HST has been a thorny and populist issue. The NDP is against it and when it was brought it many people saw it as a cynical move because former Premier Gordon Campbell brought it in just after the previous election. The Liberals are trying to neutralize it as an issue, but the move is a definite nod to the left of that coalition. The language Clark uses shows the bias of the decision against “big businesses”. A tax cut should be a welcome thing, however it is offset with a tax increase. Instead, it should be offset with a reduction in spending and strategic review of redundant and wasteful programs in the province.