Monday, November 21, 2005

Canadians Tired of Taxes

Increasingly, at all levels of government, the taxes we pay are described in terms of the amount it would cost for a cup of coffee. Municipal, provincial, and federal governments have all jumped on this bandwagon. This is an age old marketing ploy used in the commercial sector in order for things to sound less expensive. Think buck-a-day computer purchases, monthly payment plans, and three easy payments of only $29.99.

Even opposition parties are getting in on it. Last spring the Conservatives complained that increases to seniors pensions and the increase to basic personal deductions on income would only net the recipients the amount of 'a cup of coffee a day', or was that a month, I can't remember.

We now see what this over taxation is costing us in our quality of life and overall productivity. A recent study has suggested that 3.3 million Canadians suffer from insomnia, and now we know why. I know I have trouble sleeping when buying over a hundred #$^% cups of coffee every single day!

h/t to Angry for the mug shot.


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