Q for the Teaparty: can you really have everything you want without any sacrifice?

What a fairy tale we were sold, for at least 3 decades, that lower taxes will enrich our quality of life, trickle down, and even “create jobs!”

[via Globe & Mail] Tax Burdens Around the World | Paul Kedrosky

Bonus question: guess which are the top 10 happiest countries in the world? (Tip: not the U.S.).

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5 thoughts on “Q for the Teaparty: can you really have everything you want without any sacrifice?

  1. I must say the fiscal policies of Canada for the last 20 years has been influenced by the gap of taxation created by reaganomics. A lot of Canadian politicians said we were too taxed compared to the US. Without reaganomics, Canada would possibly have welfare programs closer to Western Europe.

    • That’s interesting to know. Reaganomics spread like an airborne virus! : ) Personally I would have thought Canada would be right above or below the United Kingdom. As far as the ten happiest countries, Canada is #3 which is great.

      • In Quebec, we’re have been repeated over and over that we were the most taxed state of North America. It’s sad that simple geography can dictate social policies.

  2. Hmmm, so a society where everyone keeps everything to themselves rather than sharing is not the happiest kind of society….? That would almost confirm the validity of most spiritual belief systems around the world…..

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