So true. They don't give a damn about the CAF, RCMP, Public Servants, nor John Q Public. They do give a damn if it affects their pockets.
Case in point: Senate passed the Bill bringing in the GST, only after they amended it to give themselves "GST Exempt" cards (like Treaty Cards). Now this is the BS that we live with.
Unless you can "show me the money I am calling BS on your claim. Don't get me wrong I dislike the response as well but lets not colour this topic with half truths and straw man argumentshttp://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/myths/#m6
Myth # 6
Some individuals claim to be exempt from GST/HST. Some carry a card to "prove" their claim.
GST/HST legislation does not provide tax exemptions for any individuals, and any card claiming such an exemption is a fraud. However, individuals with Indian status under the Indian Act may not be required to pay GST/HST on the purchase of goods and services under certain conditions. (For details, see Publication B-039 GST/HST administrative policy - Application of the GST/HST to Indians.)
Some consumers think that falsely claiming an "exemption" is an effective protest against taxes or a government. In fact, any resulting discount they receive is at the expense of the vendor. Vendors must remit tax on all taxable transactions, even if they have mistakenly failed to collect the GST/HST from an individual falsely claiming an exemption.
You may sometimes be led to believe that you are not paying GST/HST because a vendor may promote a sale by advertising "Pay no GST" or other similar claims. The vendor in these cases discounts the price so that the final, tax-inclusive cost is the same as the advertised, pre-tax price.