Tax Comic


Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax, Airline Surcharge Tax, Airline Fuel Tax, Airport Maintenance Tax
Building Permit Tax
Cigarette Tax, Corporate Income Tax
Death Tax, Dog License Tax, Driving Permit Tax
Environmental Tax (Fee), Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax, Federal Unemployment (UI) Tax,
Fishing License Tax, Food License Tax
Gasoline Tax (too much per litre), Gross Receipts Tax
Health Tax, Hunting License Tax, Hydro Tax
Inheritance Tax, Interest Tax
Liquor Tax, Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax, Medicare Tax, Mortgage Tax
Personal Income Tax, Property Tax, Poverty Tax,
Prescription Drug Tax, Provincial Income and Sales Tax
Real Estate Tax, Recreational Vehicle Tax, Retail Sales Tax
Service Charge Tax, School Tax
Telephone Federal Tax, Telephone Federal-Provincial-Local Surcharge Taxes,
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax, Vehicle Sales Tax
Water Tax, Watercraft Registration Tax, Well Permit Tax, Workers Compensation Tax

--- and in 2010 the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)


Not one of these taxes existed 60 years ago,
& our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had a large middle class,
and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in "Hell" happened?
Can you spell 'politicians?'
I hope this goes around CANADA at least 100 times.
YOU can help it get there.

~ by Author Unknown

Taxes are Canadians fastest growing expense, Financial Post, Apr 19, 2010
Canadians have seen their tax bill grow at a much faster rate than any other household expense over the past 49 years, according to a report released by the Fraser Institute Monday. The report by the fiscally conservative think-tank showed the total tax bill of the average Canadian family has increased by 1,624% since 1961, while expenditures on housing increased by 1,198%, food by 559% and clothing by 526% from 1961 to 2009. "Taxes have grown much more rapidly than any other single expenditure item for Canadian families to the point where taxes from all levels of government take a greater part of a family's income than basic necessities such as food, clothing, and housing", Niels Veldhuis, the study’s co-author and the Institute’s senior economist, said in a release. "Taxes have become the most significant item that Canadian consumers now face in their budgets".

The report found in 2009, the average Canadian family earned an income of $69,175 and paid total taxes equalling $28,878 -- 41.7% of income. In 1961, the average Canadian family earned an income of $5,000 and paid $1,675 in total taxes -- 33.5% of income. The authors also pointed out that personal income tax makes up only one-third of what the average Canadian family paid in taxes in 2009. The figures are based on the institute’s Canadian Consumer Tax Index, which adds up the various taxes that the average Canadian family pays to federal, provincial and local governments -- including direct taxes such as income taxes, sales taxes, employment insurance and Canadian Pension Plan contributions -- as well as "hidden" taxes such as import duties, excise taxes on tobacco and alcohol, amusement taxes and gas taxes. Meanwhile, a survey also released Monday by BMO Nesbitt Burns revealed 37% of Canadians are not confident they are taking advantage of all the tax breaks available to them, and 89% said they were not certain how recent tax changes would affect them personally.


Alberta native chief makes 30% more than premier (aboriginal Canadians are exempt from tax) & Big spending and fake democracy on native reserves (aboriginals are subsidized by Canadian taxpayers). National Post, Apr 21, 2010

What is the HST? (HST refers to Harmonized Sales Tax. In certain provinces of Canada like Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) merge the Goods and Services Tax with Provincial Sales Tax to form a singular sales tax. The earliest attempt to create a Harmonized Sales Tax took place in Saskatchewan almost immediately after the Goods and Services tax was introduced in the year 1991. This was mainly done to make collection of tax more easy and convenient for merchants. However, the attempt at harmonization did not prove to be that popular. Thus the HST was seen as some kind of tax grab. The government made a promise for reversing the harmonization. In 1996, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick agreed to create a new form of Harmonized Sales tax. To make this form of tax a little popular with people the provinces lowered their rate of sales tax to 8%. This resulted in a 15% cumulative tax when 7% of federal tax was included. This new form of tax was effective from April 1, 1997. Canada revenue Agency collects the HST and thereafter distributes the required amounts to the different provinces. In the year 2009, HST is effective in the three provinces where it was originally introduced. All other provinces still retain separate PST and GST with the exception of Alberta where there is no system of charging PST. There are other intricate complications associated with having different legislation at the provincial and federal levels. In case of certain goods GST is applied, but not PST or the condition is reversed in other category of goods. Quebec and Prince Edward Island apply the PSTs on the GST. Thus although there are certain obvious benefits associated with simplifying the entire sales tax collection, there also exists a great deal of confusion which a system of single comprehensive tax (HST) cannot fully handle.

DAVE HOOK RANTS I'M CANADIAN (...And no... not everyone here is always nice, cus if you make us mad, we're only gonna warn you once... then we'll warn you twice!!... Oh, oh oh... I'm Canadian, I drive a hunk of crap Acadian, and we don't fight 'cus we're afraidian, Unless it's in a hockey stadium!!...)




JFK'S RIGHT TO WORK SPEECH (...Today we are already in our thirty-third month of economic expansion, and we urgently need that tax cut as insurance against a recession next year. We need that cut where it will do the most good. And the benefits mostly will go to those two or three million people who out of that bill will find new jobs....)

10.The Rulers & 9.Keeping Masses Down


Jackie Jura
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