Watch This First:
—> Idiot Tax – The Frantics <—
—> Why Do Canadians Pay So Much More Than Americans?
—> Canadian Complacency: Trudeau in the Trump Era
—> Canadians pay more than Americans for Canadian-made vehicles
—> 2008 (Equal US-Can Dollar) Canadians still pay more despite loonie: BMO
—> Canadians pay much more than Americans for hockey tickets
—> Average Canadians pay 42.5 per cent of their income in taxes: report
—> Why Canadians are paying more and more for groceries
—> The Real Reason Canadians Pay Higher Prices Than Americans For the Same Products
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~ O CANADA.. the land of the clueless and exploitable. We’re fierce in wars in other places.. fighting for ourselves, or at home? Not so much.
We’re the land of peace and good government, of Do What You’re Told unless you want to be in trouble– where we signal at 3AM traffic stops and apologize when people step on our toes. No, really.
Except.. it makes us suckers. Canadians pay more than they should for almost everything– even if it’s produced here, and shipped and sold cheaper elsewhere. Idiot taxes & not-paying-attention-taxes apply.
What’s NOT More Costly?
Books, cars (even cars made here, 10-15%+.. Americans in Hawaii still pay less than Canadians), consumer electronics, cell phones, taxes (42%), prescriptions, food, bus & airfares, clothing, gasoline, tools, hockey tickets, healthcare, internet access & phone plans, alcohol.. we hardly ever ask questions why– even with a 70% Trudeau dollar– things can still be cheaper for us on Amazon, eBay, or with cross-border shopping. If you try and cross-border car-shop? The dealers have been told to chase you away, and the paper-work and fees are crushing.
The grey-market is growing, but boy-oh-boy do Canadians feel dirty and guilty for avoiding taxes and tariffs.
How bad is it under the tax-loving deficit-spending Trudeau 2.0 regime? The middle class now pays more on taxes than we do on food, clothes, and shelter. The TOTAL tax & hidden expenses burden on Canadians is over 70%. How delightful!
And no, it’s not just the price of doing business in Canada… although many Trudeau 1.0 era (and earlier) tariffs and product-supply “management” on staples such as milk & eggs & wheat & poultry? All adds up to 150-300% prices on such items… we did this to ourselves, as part of protecting our markets from the U.S. behemoth. Plus, it’s a nice monopoly for our own producers, against the public– just like our airline monopoly. Government– 3 times the cost, and 1/3 the service!
Our infamous socialist “Free health care”? Depending on your income, it costs about $12-35K per person. Since the Chretien “balanced budgets” of the early ’90s, when he downloaded healthcare costs to people and provinces as federal “savings”, it’s not even that good, fast, or effective any more. Innovation? Rationing.. and people who can’t even get a doctor aside from the ER.
Screw Us Over! We Love It!
The insane cost of electricity in Ontario? Because the progressives in the Liberal government don’t know how to science, math, or government very well.
Gas prices in Nova Scotia, an oil & gas producing province? Sky-high, because governments are stupid and, again, the Chretien-era agreements basically make us a pipeline to the U.S., with minuscule benefits for the general populace, local economy or workforce or gas-prices. Maybe 2% lower fuel prices, or a cut in provincial gas-taxes? A pay-down on the provincial debt? A provincial rainy-day fund? It is to laugh. AMERICA benefits from OUR exported lower-priced oil and gas.
We just accept it. We’re used to being screwed over on prices by governments & taxation, Canadian retailers & producers, and some American retailers. Everybody, basically.
Why do we pay sop much more? Idiot tax. Not Paying Attention Tax. Thoughtless compliance with unjust authority, worst practices, corruption, and outdated money-grabbing policies. Shrug & cough up.
So our economy and tax-burden and debt and deficits and future for our kids is circling the shitter… never mind.. as long as we can get a cool picture with Prince Selfie, we’re awesome!