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    Re: Canadians Now Richer Than Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You are confusing, intentionally or unknowingly, effects of the cuts to our progressive tax system with the growing wealth inequality due to 30 years of trickle down economics. Since it is the working class that has felt the brunt of those effects, they do not suffer from your confusion.
    No, I'm mocking the articles ridiculous melodramatic tone with sarcasm.
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    Re: Canadians Now Richer Than Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    It might have something to do with all of those Americans going bankrupt from medical bills. Maybe we should follow those Canadians that you just now seem to be idolizing and actually socialize our medical care.

    Medical bills prompt more than 60 percent of U.S. bankruptcies - CNN
    yep, we Americans love lotteries and our healthcare system has become a reverse lottery; get sick and you lose everything..... and it has much better odds than the PowerBall.

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    Re: Canadians Now Richer Than Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    No, I'm mocking the articles ridiculous melodramatic tone with sarcasm.
    I suppose that if you can't prove your case that's about all you've got left to you.............
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    Re: Canadians Now Richer Than Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I suppose that if you can't prove your case that's about all you've got left to you.............
    Which case is that again?
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    Re: Canadians Now Richer Than Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    Which case is that again?
    Exactly.............
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    Re: Canadians Now Richer Than Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Also worth noting is that Canada scores higher than we do on the economic freedom index, and has been slashing their corporate income tax down to less than half of ours.

    Gosh, I wonder how they got better than they used to be.
    People get overly obsessed with our corporate tax rate. Yes, on paper its the highest in the world, however, as a practical matter only a few unfortunate companies actually get caught in the 35% bracket. Companies with large international operations (most large companies) get to "off-shore" profits by cost allocations and companies with capital equipment or research & development that immediately write off capital expenditures are pretty much not paying these taxes, while most small businesses are reported as LLCs or S-Corps, meaning the corporate tax is reported on individual returns. Though I am wildly in favor of lowering rates offset by tougher rules on offshoring profits and easing of capital writeoffs to make the system fairer, it is not affecting our economy anywhere near the magnitude that some would have you believe.

    The Canadians are resource rich, but probably the biggest single thing helping the average Canadian family achieve superior wealth to their American counterparts is the fact that medical expenses are substantially taken care of in Canada vs. large line items of the typical American family budget.

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    Re: Canadians Now Richer Than Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Exactly.............
    No, I want to know what you think I'm trying to avoid proving. I could say you're trying to avoid the failings of your article.
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    Re: Canadians Now Richer Than Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    No, I want to know what you think I'm trying to avoid proving. I could say you're trying to avoid the failings of your article.
    I already addressed that here: http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1060705924
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    Re: Canadians Now Richer Than Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I didn't blame anything on our tax code.
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    Re: Canadians Now Richer Than Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah, Canadians don't really understand tipping as it has evolved in America. They don't know that the server is going to get taxed as if they were tipped whether they leave a tip or not.
    The reason we are horrible tippers is because here servers are payed normal minimum wage and tips are just extra on top so there is no need to here.

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