I haven't done much traveling recently because of family illnesses and having to take care of parents in their last years. I've been retired for about 4 years now and I'm still not at a point where I'm ready to do anything and now my dog is in her last year(s) so another responsibility that comes first. I do enjoy road trips and you're right, the interesting people and sometimes downright strange people make the journeys lots of fun and memorable.
Glad you enjoyed your time away this summer.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
FAQS - FairTax.orgWhat about value-added taxes (VATs), like they have in Europe and Canada? Are they not consumption taxes?
While VATs are also consumption taxes, and better than income taxes, the FairTax is not a VAT. A VAT works very differently. It taxes every stage of production. It is much more complex and is typically hidden from the retail consumer. Second, in industrialized countries that have a VAT, it coexists with high-rate income tax, payroll, and many other taxes that, in some instances, have led to marginal tax rates as high as 70 percent. Third, all other industrialized countries, except Australia and Japan, have a much larger tax burden than the U.S., which requires higher rates and makes tax administration much more difficult. Lastly, a VAT is a lobbyist’s dream, allowing them to install their loopholes unbeknownst to the purchaser. A retail sales tax, in contrast, is a lobbyist’s nightmare, applied as it is under the bright lights of the retail counter.
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
2. I personally am for a flat tax.
3. I could care less how Canada deals with their financial situations, that is for them to decide, and they make those decisions. So, you'd do better to not try to put words into my mouth and simply address what I say. Thanks.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville