Tax Me I'm Canadian!: A taxpayer's guide to your money and how politicians spend it

September 15, 2013|
Tax Me I'm Canadian!: A taxpayer's guide to your money and how politicians spend it by Mark Milke
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In this smartly argued and witty account of how politicans spend our tax dollars, Mark Milke explores that other certainty in life besides death - taxes.
The book explains how governments since Confederation have taxed and spent their citizen's money. It reveals when and how taxes led to the civilized society we all value, and also when billions in taxes were blown on corporate welfare, monopolistic government unions and useless megaprojects that can be described as vanity projects for the political class
There are no sacred cows here. Milke details how more tax dollars won't solve the woes of Aboriginal peoples; how massive transfers from Ottawa to the provinces harm Canada; and why the welfare state is a debt-induced illusion. He also brings up the fun facts few people know: Americans created Canadian taxes; Alberta imposed Canada's first sales tax (!), and who actually created the first tax in history. Lastly, the author points the way to a smart balance between the demand for taxes and the need of citizens not to be gouged. A look at citizen involvement in lawmaking in Switzerland offers a model that Milke deems worthy of emulation.
Mark Milke is a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute and a former provincial director with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The author of five books and dozens of studies, Mark's work addresses matters that concern us all whether as taxpayers, consumers or citizens. His writing delves into issues as diverse as civil rights, private ...
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Title:Tax Me I'm Canadian!: A taxpayer's guide to your money and how politicians spend it
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:174 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:174 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Published:September 15, 2013
Publisher:Thomas & Black Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780968791523

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