Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Too Much Tequila?


Shelia Copps says: "Taxes are Good!" The More the Merrier, etc.

What balderdash!

Of course she loves high taxes. Recall her former staffer Charles Boyer who garnered a federal Teddy nomination at our 2004 awards ceremony.

19 comments:

Money Bags4Me said...

Since your wondering Sheila, here's my opinion of the quality of the services provided, most of which I never asked you to provide in the first place.

It sucks!

Money Bags4Me said...

Even the ones I'm in favour of like the military, the police, and the judicial system...

suck!

David MacLean said...

"When tax freedom gets more inkthan the results of public service cutbacks, is it any wonder that Canadians have bought into the tax freedom hoax?"

Public service cutbacks? Yeah right....how long did those last-- 5 years?

If government can solve all the problems copps listed, they would have been solved while she was still in government.

David MacLean said...

By the way, money, I thought you were me?

R.S. Porter said...

I thought I was you?

David MacLean said...

I've noticed!

On Canada Day long weekend I'll be miles away from a computer. Make you sure you put it some good trolling while I'm gone.

Money Bags4Me said...

Aye,Aye, skipper...

I mean myself... I mean porter...

One of these days I gotta work on this multiple personality thing dog keeps telling me I have.

Farmer Joe said...

I cannot tell a lie.

It is in fact I who am the real david mclean.

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Chad Moats said...

Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.

Money Bags4Me said...

The level to which a society can be called civilized is measured by the degree to which its citizens can live a free, unencumbered, and private life.

Farmer Joe said...

Careful Chad, your quoting a Yank. You don't want to come off sounding pro-american do you?

Chad Moats said...

How do taxes prevent a free and unemcumbered life ?

Chad Moats said...

Farmer Joe,
I have lived in the US and vacation there often. I am not anti-American.

Money Bags4Me said...

What, are you kidding chad?

Every dollar taken from someone through taxation is a dollar that they are no longer able or free to use as they see fit.

Right now the rough average in Canada is about 50% of everything you make gets taken from you.

Which means you have to either work three times as hard to get to where you want to go(because you are on the hook for 100% of everything you lose and 50% for everything you make) or settle for 50% less.

The more that is taken from you the less free that you are to pursue your own values whatever they may be.

That's not to say that some taxation isn't necessary to protect basic freedoms and individual rights but it needs to be kept to the bare minimum otherwise the opposite occurs.

At this point in Canada less taxation means more freedom. If only 10% were being taken one could argue that more taxes, if spent properly, would lead to greater freedom. The optimal level should be somewhere between 20-30% which should lead to the optimal size of government.

Some people like to think of it like the air to fuel ratio in carburetor. If you don't get it just right your vehicle may run just not very well.

Chad Moats said...

So money is more important then roads,police, garbage collection, parks,schools,universities,hospitals,etc.etc.
Gotch ya .
Money=Freedom, yikes !

Money Bags4Me said...

That's not what I wrote but since your talking in absolutes I guess you then believe that...

no-money=freedom

or maybe it's

freedom=no-money.

Chad Moats said...

It's not near 50%.
check your stats.

David MacLean said...

Yeah the average effective tax rate in Canada is 46 per cent...Adam, get your act together!

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