August 31, 2011 - With the recent announcement of the failure to pass the HST in British Columbia, MLI's commentary published last year, Why is good policy toxic politics?, is more relevant than ever. As stated in the conclusion:

The question of who made the mess is now secondary to the question of who is going to clean it up. In this regard it falls to all of us first to defend the HST on its merits and second to defend the decision to introduce it. But third, we must hold our politicians to a higher standard and ourselves as well, and reward those who speak frankly to us about hard choices before they have secured our votes.

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