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Canada Rises & US Falls - Economic Freedom [Pi

Hits: 8415 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: kitteh9lives
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McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12726 Posts
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 10:36:55 AM
Hong Kong's a country seems legit........

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2742 Posts
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:43:05 AM
@Palfas

"You can tell this report is utter BS when they rank the US as #1 in sound money."

That was in 2005. Before the crash.

I think it's your reading ability that's utter BS.

Palfas
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 410 Posts
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:41:08 AM
You can tell this report is utter BS when they rank the US as #1 in sound money. This chart is nothing more then a circle jerk for the "free market" capitalists.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2742 Posts
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:13:29 AM
Feel free to check my figures here:

http://listentotaxman.com/

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2742 Posts
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:12:55 AM
PS: My pre-tax income is, converted to dollars, $26,254.

And to show that these figures are not a symptom of getting an easy ride as a low earner, here are the tax figures calculated for someone earning double what I earn ($52,508).

National Insurance: 9%.
Income tax: 15%.

Do people in your country earning $52,508 pay more or less than 15% income tax?

Do people in your country earning $52,508 pay more or less than 9% of their income on fully-comprehensive health insurance with no co-pay?

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2742 Posts
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:07:03 AM
Not 30%. Not 40%. Nothing like what people try to claim. I pay 9% income tax. I pay 6% for my healthcare (and other welfare).

How much do you pay in income tax? Is it more or less than 9% of your income?

How much do you pay for your fully-comprehensive health insurance with NO co-pay? Is it more or less than 6% of your income?

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2742 Posts
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:05:14 AM
@MayjorPain

"Canadian healthcare isn't "free" either, they pay some of the highest taxes in the world for it."

But they still end up paying less for it in the end.

When you call it "free" healthcare, you're misrepresenting what it is. It's actually called "free at the point of use". You still pay for it, but you pay for it when you are capable of paying for it (when you're healthy and earning), NOT when you need the healthcare (when you're likely to be the least capable of actually affording it).

It's a good system. It's like one giant insurance policy for the nation's population. In fact, in Britain it's even called that: the tax that pays for our healthcare (and state pensions, unemployment benefit, etc) is actually called "National Insurance".

It really is quite a minimal tax. I have my pay slip in front of me: I pay 6% of my income in national insurance. And I pay 9% in income tax.
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tacks
Female, 18-29, Canada
 154 Posts
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 3:25:16 AM
Canada's population is about 35 million. Compared to US's population, we're pretty easy to handle.

MayjorPain
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 12 Posts
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:12:23 AM
Bullpoo. Canada is below the US in human development, and US citizens have a bigger voice regarding politics. Canadian healthcare isn't "free" either, they pay some of the highest taxes in the world for it.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 11744 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:32:43 PM
We have Obama; they don't.

normalfreak2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 830 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:24:59 PM
Socialism works...in Canada.

hi2pi
Male, 30-39, Canada
 738 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:21:41 PM
by not pretending that 'socialism' is a bad word we can have adult conversations on the matter.

intrigid
Male, 18-29, Canada
 916 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 8:46:06 PM
gary8162 and uatme:

You two are idiots.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:27:02 PM
Please notice that the main problems are 'the size of government, 'legal system' and 'regulations'.

Actually I think it's more complex than that. Obviously it's due to the perfect union of capitalism AND socialism. Canada is essentially a political Voltron.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:22:18 PM
were full

Eloquent in its brevity, as smoothie now fills my sinuses. Bravo sir.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16148 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:14:42 PM
Please notice that the main problems are 'the size of government, 'legal system' and 'regulations'.

All 3 things Obama wants more and more of.

avail9988
Male, 18-29, Australia
 676 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 6:33:46 PM
Australia FTW

uatme
Male, 18-29, Canada
 987 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 6:21:28 PM
@gary8162 maybe it's zero indexed? lol. Actually tho the list is from 2010, so maybe in 2012 we're 5th. But its not news that we're higher than the states, its been multiple years.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 11783 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 5:54:03 PM
vv Joint 5th with Australia, exact same score. I guess Australia's listed above Canada purely alphabetically.

gary8162
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 733 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 5:30:00 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong but the article said Canada takes it's place among the top 5 then lists the following countries: Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia, then Canada.
Now I've never understood the "new math" but by my count, Canada's number 6.

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3784 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:57:11 PM
Here's an idea, when you end a war you give the war budget back. You don't get to just keep that same high defense budget.

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2463 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:53:02 PM
Canada is essentially more capitalist than America, yes.

greenbasterd
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2288 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:46:33 PM
were full

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15497 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:38:26 PM
The Canadian dream

PizzaPits
Male, 18-29, Western US
 555 Posts
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 2:59:38 PM
Welp.. Guess it's time to pack up and head north..

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