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|01-01-2013 02:42 AM|
|conspiracy||and yea i consider them traitorous. any politition on any side of the field is a traitor if they allow their own gov't to fall in this hole without actually going all out and trying to stop it!|
|01-01-2013 02:41 AM|
|conspiracy||its gonna implode sooner or later . there is no way in hell can we pay off our debt. we are at the point where we wont be able to pay our interest. i have people who tell me all the time to tax the rich more and we could do it and im like really? did you know that raising the tax would fund our wonderful (traitorous) gov't for 8 days? ugg. america sucks right now (((|
|12-31-2012 05:15 PM|
Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
It figures these assholes can't balance a budget, so what do they do? Give themselves a fucking raise!! That makes perfect sense
|12-24-2012 09:58 PM|
As far as income taxes, our tax slope is certainly steeper than the US, i.e. we hit any particular percentage tax on a lower income. But the actual percentages again are not that different. And BTW, if you had to pay for health insurance at US rates, you'd more than make up the difference until you're up around $140K/yr.
As far as sales taxes, it depends what province/state you're in. California is at, what, 11 or 12 % right now? And at the other end, Alberta is at 5% (GST only).
In the end, a very large part of the problem is population density. We have 1/10 the population of the US, and although some costs are proportional to population, many are not. Just to use a trivial ferinstance, to run power lines from whichever dam is supplying Vancouver with power wouldn't cost twice as much if we had twice the population, it would only cost maybe 10% more. Similar problems with sewer, water, and any other kind of infrastructure. There's a basic cost that you can't get around even if your population is 12.
This is not to say that I like taxes. I'm not some drooling NDPer. But I think you have to understand the problem rather than just rant about it.
|12-24-2012 09:22 PM|
Enjoy your 4 million dollar vacation Mr. President you earned it
Enjoy your holidays Mr/Mrs "representative" you earned it
Enjoy your golden parachute retirement Mr/Mrs ex politician, wish I could work for 4 years and retire
Enjoy your cat food xmas dinner Mr/Mrs taxpayer you earned it
|12-21-2012 10:39 PM|
|Argo||if only I had cable or watched the news, I would know what you are talking about. I guess I will just have to go snowboard again tomorrow in honor of this cliff.....|
|12-21-2012 10:07 PM|
|12-21-2012 09:14 PM|
|12-21-2012 03:07 PM|
Yup been there several times. But I live in Aus, so i know about paying more! Beyond that, i don't really know what you are talking about. No economy is booming at the moment.
America may well slide into recession.
|12-21-2012 02:59 PM|
Originally Posted by oldmate View Post
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