we move to canada
OMG AWESOMEHopefully 2009 will see me in a financially solid place to submit my PR app.Thanks for the laugh! Kevin
Happy Thanksgiving, Laura. Thank you, good people of Canada and the job.I'm glad I'm here.And the film is hilarious.
Thanks to you and Allan (and Nick and Mason, and the many other arrivals who read this blog) for choosing to come to Canada and making it a better place.
Agreed, m@. We're richer as a result. Thanks for coming, everybody!
I think I've had too much politics lately, I was all WTF that the map of Canada was entirely blue.
I think I've had too much politics lately, I was all WTF that the map of Canada was entirely blue.It took me a minute, too! Of course, that's blue like Vermont and Massachusetts. Not blue like Stephen Harper.
Kevin, here's hoping! And thanks everybody. :)
If the FBI gets back to me in time, I'm planning to mail my PR application on Election Day so that when the results come in, I'll be able to say that I've ALREADY started my move to Canada.
Cool. Best of luck!
Funny stuff! Thanks for the laugh.It's a great country and, having lived in both countries (and the UK) I choose to live here where I was born. We have a better sense of humour, anyway.But they forgot to mention that taxes eat up 55-65% of income for the average family. Sigh!
But they forgot to mention that taxes eat up 55-65% of income for the average family.1. The average Canadian family does not pay 55-65% in taxes! That is well above the average.2. Health care for all.
Richard, I'm hoping you were being sarcastic there, right? (Though I'd be interested to know what the overall tax burden is like in the UK compared to Canada.)Health care for all.Yeah, but it's a system that focuses on overall health and preventative care, and there's almost no profit in it! Who the hell wants that?I'd rather make health decisions based on what's in my wallet at the time -- and, of course, the Invisible Hand of the Market, which guarantees the best treatment at the lowest price for all!(Now that's sarcasm! :) )
I mean all taxes combined, Laura, not just income tax. When you add up federal, provincial, local, school, gst, pst, water, medical, carbon (in BC), taxes and fees it's pretty darn close, particularly in Quebec (where I used to live). Less so in Alberta or BC, I think.I wonder, if you add the cost of medical insurance to the average American tax load does it come close to the Canadian tax load? I'm really curious and I don't know the answer as I didn't have to but medical insurance when I lived in the US because I was still covered by Quebec Medicare as a student.
Thank you, M@. Nice to see a bit of sanity now and again. I mean all taxes combined, Laura, not just income tax. When you add up federal, provincial, local, school, gst, pst, water, medical, carbon (in BC), taxes and fees it's pretty darn close, particularly in Quebec (where I used to live). Less so in Alberta or BC, I think.And do you not think USians or people in other countries pay provincial, sales, local, school, water, etc. tax and fees? If you are counting that, you must then compare like and like. When you say that Cdns pay higher taxes than USians, you must figure in all those costs. And have you? Probably not.I wonder, if you add the cost of medical insurance to the average American tax load does it come close to the Canadian tax load?Please tell me you are joking. With what I pay in taxes in Canada, I couldn't even afford basic health insurance in the US. And that's insurance which I could be denied if I don't qualify, and which would also charge co-pays. Never mind what health care costs out of pocket to the uninsured - which is completely unregulated.If you add in health care costs, Canadian taxes are a steal.I pay *the same* taxes in Ontario as I did in New York State. But New York State's taxes didn't get me health care.Here's an idea. Go off and do some research and come back when you know what you're talking about.
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