Yet, the politicians still say it’s not enough.
You may have seen the email going around that discusses the ever-increasing tax burden faced by Canadians.
The email includes a list of the taxes taking money from Canadian taxpayers. Notably, the government hides many of these taxes by calling them ‘fees’, but at the end of the day there’s only one taxpayer, and everything the government does to take our money is a tax no matter what they call it.
The list of taxes can be seen below:
Accounts Receivable Tax
Airline surcharge Tax
Airline Fuel Tax
Airport Maintenance Tax
Building Permit Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Driving Permit Tax
Environmental Tax (Fee)
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment (UI)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Gasoline Tax (too much per litre)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Marriage License Tax
Personal Income Tax
Prescription Drug Tax
Provincial Income and sales tax
Real Estate Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Retail Sales Tax
Service Charge Tax
Telephone Federal Tax
Telephone Federal, Provincial and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
This is an insanely large list, and it just keeps expanding
So, is it any wonder that household debt is at a record high, and is it a surprise that almost nobody feels that the economy is doing well – regardless of what the government says?
That’s why, anytime a politician says they need more money for one of their pet projects, or says the government needs more to fund important programs, send them this list and ask them why all these taxes aren’t enough for them already.
After all, the politicians give themselves huge pensions, pay themselves far above the average salary, and prop up a bureaucracy that is paid far above the wage that is given for similar work in the private sector.
The politicians don’t need more money. Canadian taxpayers need to get relief from the gigantic burden of taxes that is stealing our prosperity and strangling our nation at all levels.