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  1. Ronin is offline

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    Moving to the Grand Cayman !!!

    http://money.canoe.ca/Columnists/Lea...11/455050.html

    Tax hikes? That's sick

    Updated: 2004-05-11 06:15:37

    The Looney Tunes live on. This is not just laughable, it's sick. Ontario taxpayers work almost six months of the year just to pay their total tax bill -- for an average tax rate of 48%.

    And way out of left field comes a report calling for a 5% hike in income taxes, a 2% surtax on incomes over $100,000, a new health flat tax on all payrolls, including the self-employed and higher corporate taxes.

    It also calls for another $5 hike in cigarette taxes and, heaven forbid, a 2 cents hike in the already obscene 14.7 cents-a-litre fuel tax, which when added to Ottawa's tax take is killing us at the gas pumps, where prices are on their way to $1 a litre.

    This insanity is compliments of the left-leaning Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

    Will Premier Dalton McGuinty listen?


    Here's where it gets scary.

    On the election trail, McGuinty (Flip Flop McFly) didn't even bat an eyelash over signing a Taxpayer Protection Pledge promising he would not hike taxes.

    But once elected, it has been one broken promise after another (hydro price caps, commercial property tax caps, rollback of road tolls, etc., etc.) -- not to mention being as sneaky as Bob Rae's NDP, hiking fees when nobody's looking.

    Here's one example:

    On Feb. 25, McGuinty's Liberals hiked the fee paid by the financially destitute to cash in their locked-in RRSP money from 1% to 2%.

    Now we face higher taxes on everything from motorist fees to beer, wine and spirits, just in time for the May 24 long weekend. That's after McGuinty suggested a new tax on meals under $4 and lottery winnings.

    "They want to get blood out of a stone," said Tasha Kheiriddin, Ontario director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF). "Ontarians are already overtaxed."

    According to the Fraser Institute, Tax Freedom Day falls on June 26 in Ontario -- with an average family of two-income earners bringing in $81,437 paying out $39,071 in total taxes.

    That includes $12,894 in income taxes, $6,674 in sales taxes, $2,266 in sin taxes, $994 in auto taxes, $7,605 in social security, $3,112 in property taxes, plus others.

    To hold McGuinty's feet to the fire on his promise of no more taxes -- the Sun has joined with the CTF in a No More Broken Promises campaign, and we promise to send a message to McGuinty before the Liberals' May 18 budget.

    Want your say? Send in the coupon, or go to www.taxpayer.com and fill in an online petition.

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    PSSSST. Wanna kill off an economy?

    Then do nothing about these skyrocketing gasoline prices.

    Not only can they kick off a deadly inflationary spiral -- but they are killing overly indebted consumers and fragile small businesses, who are creating the new jobs in this province.

    "The responsible thing to do is cut high gas taxes, not hike them," said Barrie-area MPP Joe Tascona, one of the Tories' original Gas Busters.

    Queen's Park collects almost $3 billion a year from the 14.7 cents-a-litre fuel tax at the pumps -- while Ottawa nets $5 billion from a 10 cents excise tax, plus GST. Yet, less than 10% of the money is spent on roads or infrastructure.

    As world oil heads to $50 US a barrel, and pump prices are expected to hit $1 a litre by summer, Tascona tabled a private member's bill, demanding the Liberals freeze pump prices.

    He and fellow Gas Buster Rob Smith are also holding a boycott of Esso and Petro-Canada from May 17 to 24.

    Meanwhile, Ottawa's competition watchdog says it is holding yet another probe into price fixing at the pumps -- after a groundswell of complaints.

    But don't hold your breath. Only if Ottawa had the power to police a growing global oil oligopoly, would we see any fairness. This crisis is bigger than Canada.
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    Plus the weather is nicer.
  3. Ronin is offline

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    No income tax AND nice weather !!
    *puts on underwear and straw hat and heads out the door*
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    Here we have nice weather, taxes at least comparable to the canadian ones, and a pathetic excuse for public service (health, education, transports, security, etc).

    Count yourself lucky.
    That civilisation may not sink,
    Its great battle lost,
    Quiet the dog, tether the pony
    To a distant post;
    Our master Caesar is in the tent
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    His eyes fixed upon nothing,
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    You forget to mention the army being sent in to "clean up" the slums in Rio.
    Maybe they should send the Gracies instead...
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    Originally posted by ronin69
    You forget to mention the army being sent in to "clean up" the slums in Rio.
    Maybe they should send the Gracies instead...
    The Gracies are already there, hiding under their beds if they know what´s good for them. You do not mess with drug dealers unless you´ve got an army behind you, and the government of Rio de Janeiro should have acknowledged this a long time ago.

    Some people estimate that the drug industry in Rio de Janeiro earns about US$ 50,000,000.00 every month. They can buy all the weapons they want, and more.
    That civilisation may not sink,
    Its great battle lost,
    Quiet the dog, tether the pony
    To a distant post;
    Our master Caesar is in the tent
    Where the maps are spread,
    His eyes fixed upon nothing,
    A hand under his head.


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    And they ALL do Wing chun.
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    Originally posted by ronin69
    And they ALL do Wing chun.
    Admit it, you would just love to be called sifu.
    That civilisation may not sink,
    Its great battle lost,
    Quiet the dog, tether the pony
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    Our master Caesar is in the tent
    Where the maps are spread,
    His eyes fixed upon nothing,
    A hand under his head.


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    Better than being called Fa Que :)
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    Originally posted by ronin69
    Better than being called Fa Que :)
    You wing chun nutrider, you. Frankly, have you never met a wing chuner that could actually fight? You did travel a lot, after all.
    That civilisation may not sink,
    Its great battle lost,
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    Our master Caesar is in the tent
    Where the maps are spread,
    His eyes fixed upon nothing,
    A hand under his head.


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