I would like to personally and publicly thank Mr. Harper for the 1% reduction in the GST. I have given him a hard time here in this blog, but I will give credit where credit is due. He said he would reduce the GST, and he has done it. 1% doesn’t amount to a whole lot of extra money in a person’s pocket, but every penny counts. For example, my morning coffee is now 1 cent cheaper. You may be thinking, “Wow. You can take that early retirement now” in a sarcastic manner. However, in the course of a year, given that I drink a coffee pretty much every day, and occasionally, twice a day, then that works out to 2 or 3 free coffees per year.

It may not be a lot, but I’ll gladly take it, with a warm “Thank you!” to our Prime Minister.