Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tax Freedom Day in Canada - Yahoo!

Yesterday was Tax Freedom Day -- the day Canadians stop earning money that is handed over to the government, and start earning money they get to actually keep and spend.


Actually, no. Canadians love their social programs, we love our big governments and, as a result, we love our big taxes. That's why Canadian retailers regularly offer "Pay Twice The Tax!" sales events, and we Canadians flock to them!

In a perfect world, the government would take all our money, and re-distribute it in a wise, just, and equitable manner.

For now, we'll have to settle for the government taking half.

And that's the way the taxed Ball bounces.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tax freedom day my backside....Canada has the most over taxed middle class of any G8 nation. I paid over 42% in taxes last year between income tax, daily taxes on purchases, municipal taxes, provincial taxes etc. Out of a 70K income, I got to keep a whole 40K to pay my mortgage, feed and cloth my family , pay bills etc.

I am really tired of carrying the burden for every special interest group in Canada. We need a serious tax revolt in this country!

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"