Where the Equalitarian Society Leads: Taxation Unto Death By James Reed

     As you may know, I hate the Beatles, which is not yet a hate crime. But George Harrison wrote the best of their songs: Taxman (1966):

“Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman
If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.
Don’t ask me what I want it for
If you don’t want to pay some more
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
And you’re working for no one but me.”


     Just be grateful they don’t take it all!    That Beatles’ song from the 1960s, where the socialist transition was just beginning, was a fitting summary of life in the West. Canada is a bit ahead of the curve, but we in OZ are catching up fast:

“The average Canadian household paid nearly $40,000 in taxes last year, more than the combined cost of clothing, food and shelter, according to a new report. The Fraser Institute’s annual Canadian Consumer Tax Index is meant to show how the tax bill has changed over time. Last year’s average tax burden of $39,299 is almost three times what Canadians paid in 1961, after adjusting for inflation – and has risen much faster than the cost of necessities, including housing, the institute said. The authors calculated that the typical household spent just more than $32,000 on clothing, food and shelter in 2018. “When you look over a couple of generations, we've significantly expanded the scope of government,” Finn Poschmann, resident scholar at the Fraser Institute, said in an interview. “If we want to continue supporting the scope of government that we do, we should remind ourselves just what the cost is.” As a proportion of average cash income, the tax rate climbed from 33.5 per cent in 1961 to 40.8 per cent in 1981 to 44.2 per cent last year, the institute calculated. Since the early 1980s, overall rates have remained relatively stable, ranging between 41 per cent and 47 per cent. “The major expansion of government was between the 1960s and the 1980s, and it has so far proved durable,” Mr. Poschmann said.”

     If the people are not ready for an alternative to this, such as that supplied by social credit, what will they ever be ready for?



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