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

deMark Milke

|anglais
15 septembre 2013|
Tax Me I'm Canadian!: A taxpayer's guide to your money and how politicians spend it de 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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Titre :Tax Me I'm Canadian!: A taxpayer's guide to your money and how politicians spend it
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :174 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :174 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 po
Publié le :15 septembre 2013
Publié par :Thomas & Black Publishing
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780968791523

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