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The Free Press invited website commenters to offer thoughts on the decision to increase the PST by a percentage point. Here is a selection of opinions:

 

Can someone please start an on-line campaign to Respect the Law - let's have the referendum that is required under Manitoba law before the PST is increased. B.C. had a GST revolt - now it's our turn. - JumpStart

 

I'm an NDP voter myself, but my initial thought was that the government just handed the next election to the Conservatives. - Slappy

 

They have done nothing but lie to the people and now they feel they are so powerful they can just change laws and no consequences. - 23708282

 

The increase to the PST will mean for me and my family that more of our dollars will go to Grand Forks. We did this last year with a complete home renovation and saved thousands of dollars. - Shannon23

 

I am in a family of four. No pay increase for me this year, my husband has not had an increase in years. Yet things keep going up and up and up and our wages aren't. - Pen

 

This government does not have a revenue problem it has a spending problem. Its going to increase its revenues by 3% this year by raising all sorts of taxes, but still plans to increase spending by 3.1%. If it was a citizen, it would be bankrupt. - proud manitoban1

 

We should all protest this increase by demonstrating in front of the "legg". Let's make them back down and show them who is boss. - Samad

 

Selinger promised NO tax hikes during the last election? Is he taking lessons from Katz?

Time to show both of them the door! - joe12

 

The Governments deficit is caused by the Government, yet, we the citizens are taxed to death to pay for their horrendous spending habits and this MUST STOP. Vote them out as soon as possible or this will never end. Maybe they should take some lessons from other provinces who seem to spend their money much more appropriately. - Mark Stevens

 

We could give the New $pendocrats 90% of our earnings and it STILL wouldn't be enough. Manitoba used to be a cheap / affordable place to live, but it isn't anymore. Quite frankly, better opportunities lay out west. - Only The Lonely

 

I'm really tired of this government and their foolish spending. - umbaumga

 

You don't blame Hagen Das when you get fat, so if you elect them don't blame the NDP when you get taxed. - Bovine Scatologist

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 5, 2013 ??65535

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