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Anti-tax email I got today

”: Fwd: : Send it Around Canada

Wow, how true…. send to your MP too!

Tax his land, 
Tax his bed, 
Tax the table 
At which he’s fed.

Tax his work, 
Tax his pay, 
He works for peanuts 

Tax his cow, 
Tax his goat, 
Tax his pants, 
Tax his coat.

Tax his tobacco, 
Tax his drink, 
Tax him if he 
Tries to think.

Tax his car, 
Tax his gas, 
Find other ways 
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has 
Then let him know 
That you won’t be done 
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers; 
Then tax him some more, 
Tax him till 
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin, 
Tax his grave, 
Tax the sod in 
Which he’s laid.

When he’s gone, 
Do not relax, 
Its time to apply 
The inheritance tax.

Accounts ReceivableTax 
Airline surcharge tax 
Airline FuelTax 
Airport MaintenanceTax 
Building PermitTax 
Corporate IncomeTax 
Dog LicenseTax 
Driving PermitTax 
EnvironmentalTax (Fee) 
Excise Taxes 
Federal Income Tax 
Federal Unemployment (UI) 
Fishing License Tax 
Food License Tax 
Gasoline Tax (too much per litre) 
Gross ReceiptsTax 
Hunting LicenseTax 
Marriage LicenseTax 
Personal IncomeTax 
Prescription DrugTax 
Provincial Income and sales tax 
Real EstateTax 
Recreational VehicleTax 
Retail SalesTax 
Service ChargeTax 
Telephone FederalTax 
Telephone Federal, Provincial and Local Surcharge Taxes 
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax 
Vehicle License Registration Tax 
Vehicle Sales Tax 
Watercraft RegistrationTax 
Well PermitTax 
Workers CompensationTax


Not one of these taxes existed 60 years ago, & our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world.   We had absolutely no national debt, had a large middle class, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in   “Hell”   happened? Can you spell ’ politicians ?’

I hope this goes around   CANADA   at least 100 times. YOU can help it get there. 

My response:

For starters, 60 years ago we didn’t have universal health care in Canada, freedom of information requests,most environmental protections or the current technology our government employs to serve Canadians all across Canada. These are only the examples I’m thinking of for starters.

Many of the taxes above reference technologies that did not exist in 1953 and could not be anticipated.

Our provincial transfers were minimal compared to currently, our military was less advanced, and the social safety net was mostly ‘UI’ (now EI) stemming from terrible the experience of the Great Depression.

We had an economic boom from the addition of women into the workforce, a phenomenon that is not reproducible in any way.

Our government has expanded its services massively into various areas of Canadian life, desired by the citizens at various points in history, in order to create more equality of opportunity in Canada.

Canadians’ expectations of safety and security has increased exponentially in terms of vehicle safety and subsidizing much-needed medicines for citizens.

As governments ran unstable deficits in the past, the GST that encompasses many of the above taxes - taxes consumption of the individual and is not a blanket tax paid annually. The reduction of usage is the way to reduce the amount people pay in terms of those taxes. It gives Canadians more choice in terms of goods and services, particularly with regards to sustainability of our society as a whole to which you are decidedly a member.

With regards to the fishing tax, *you* tell me what we’re going to do once there are no more fish due to overfishing.

Also, I will be as bold as to say the ‘DeathTax’ and ‘SchoolTax’ are American colloquial names for taxes that do not have equivalents in Canada nor have ever been called such things.

Think before you send things.

That or move to Somalia where there are no taxes, no protections, and no service. See which one is really the greater country, based on the price we pay for the society we live in. 


Political chain-letter joke I’ve been fwd-ed 3

An old Canadian priest lay on his death bed. 

He sent a message for Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin to come to the hospital. When they arrived, they were ushered up to his room. As they entered the room, the priest held out his hands and motioned for them to sit on each side of the bed.


The priest grasped their hands, sighed contentedly, smiled and stared at the ceiling. For a time, no one said anything, both Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin were touched and flattered that this old man would ask them to be with him during his final moments.

They were also puzzled because the priest had never given any indication that he particularly liked, or even knew either one of them.

Finally, Mike Duffy asked, “Father, why did you ask the two of us to come here?”

The old priest mustered all his strength, and then said weakly, “Jesus died between two thieves, and that’s how I’d like to go.”


Political chain-letter joke I’ve been fwd-ed 2

The Pope and Mike Duffy are on the same stage in the Maple Leaf Gardens in front of a huge crowd. 

The Pope leans towards Mr. Duffy and says, “Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy? 

This joy will not be a momentary display, but will go deep into their hearts and they’ll forever speak of this day and rejoice!” 

Duffy replied, “I seriously doubt that! With one little wave of your hand….Show me!” 

So the Pope backhanded him and knocked him off the stage! 

AND THE CROWD ROARED & CHEERED WILDLY and there was happiness throughout the land! 

Kind of brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it? 


Political chain-letter joke I’ve been fwd-ed


Last Tuesday, Prime Minster Harper got off the helicopter in front of the
Parliament Buildings, carrying a baby piglet under each arm.

The squared-jawed Mountie guard snapped to attention, saluted and said,
Nice pigs, sir.”

The Prime Minister replied, “These are not pigs. These are authentic
Arkansas Razorback Hogs. I got one for Minister of Defense, Peter MacKay,
and I got one for Senator Mike Duffy.”

The squared-jawed Mountie again snapped to attention, saluted and said …

"Excellent trade, Sir!"


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