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Offline SirJohn

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Re: Doug Ford Helps the Poor
« on: April 18, 2018, 02:26:23 pm »
In Canada the total income taxes collected are paid by 67% of workers. And yes the rest have wages too low to be required to pay income tax. That of course doesn't mean they don't pay sales taxes on whatever they buy so they do contribute in that way.

And get that money refunded by GST refunds.

Several years ago, which is several years of "let's have the rich just pay a little more" ago, I posted a cite which said that 97% of taxes were paid by the top 50% of earners, while the lower 50% paid 3%. I would suppose that by now that 3% has fallen to 0. And I don't imagine for one second that our tax system is LESS progressive than the one the Republicans just put in place. So if the top 20% pay 87% there, that's probably the case here.

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It is interesting though to hear you on the one hand try to convince us all of how "rich" you are, and then turn around and bitch about having to pay a higher rate. I guess you would like to get yourself into that 1% bracket but you ain't making it so you're pissed off. This will really get in your craw as well, I worked for a good many years rotating overseas and so was able to avail myself of the OETC. Made for nice checks back from the CRA.

The complete absence of logic in this post is of course, standard fare for you. Somehow you're trying to suggest I'm ticked off not because I pay high taxes but because I'm not in the 1% (a completely arbitrary figure btw). Then you go on to brag about paying no taxes yourself. And of course, you're the sort whose vote depends on who offers the most free stuff.

Someone with a better grasp of logic, or at least an average IQ, would probably figure someone bitching about high taxes probably earns a substantial amount of income in order to pay those taxes, but I suppose neither of those prevails in your case.


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