Canada; The World's Largest Prison
Prisoners in our Own Country
Taxed to death
As a Canadian citizen and small business owner, I have had the opportunity to see, from the inside out, how our government does everything in it's power to stop the growth of small and medium size businesses, despite being globally marketed as a democratic and capitalistic free society.
If you talk to any business owner in Canada and a large majority will agree, saying that they feel like prisoners in their own country because of all the bureaucracy, over taxation and red tape they have to go through in order for their business to grow and expand so they can pay their bills, feed their families, pay their employees and just pay their taxes.
For many, myself included, It's getting to the point that it's just not worth the headaches anymore.
Just one example of how our Canadian Government screws the small business owners is that if your company happened to make a profit last year and has to pay say, $5,000.00 back to the Government tax man, then the Government demands that money be paid in full immediately or they start compounding Interest on it daily, 7 days a week plus they are projecting that you will make at least the same amount of money next year so they want another $5,000.00 on the very first day of your coming fiscal year whether you make the same amount or go bankrupt. If you make more, then you obviously pay more.
Here's another good one. In my home province of Nova Scotia, our newly elected NDP Government is advertising on TV that Nova Scotian citizens are welcoming an increase in our taxes.
I don't think anyone asked me if I want to pay more taxes or anyone I know wants to pay more, plus all or provincial political servants just got busted for submitting tax receipts for reimbursements which included Sony Playstations, home furniture, video games, $2500.00 digital cameras, laptops for their kids etc. etc. etc.. At least now it makes more sense why they want to increase taxes.
Even after talking to hundreds of immigrants who make their way into Canada thinking it is the land of milk and honey, have admitted that if you don't know how to play the system, it is worse than prison because you finally have your freedom but you can't do anything with it. It is an extremely expensive place to live.
Canadian families that have owned properties for generations are being forced out of their homes because our government is raising their property taxes, sometimes 10 fold, forcing them to move out so foreign investors can move in and be over taxed to pay for the Government's over spending.
I know this is common practice all over the world but not here in Canada. For example, My friend was paying $790.00 a year in property tax on their small craft store and the next year it went up to $13,500.00. He had to give up his family home and business that was passed down through the generations for over 200 years because he couldn't afford to pay the property tax which some highly paid, government regulator decided to implement with the stroke of a pen.
There are two things that I truly admire about our American counterparts. Their patriotism and the support their government shows for small and medium size businesses, compared to Canada.
They understand how small & medium size businesses are not only the major employer in the country but also generate billions of dollars back into their economy which is all taxed. It boggles my mind why our Canadian Government just does not get it.
I'm not going to get into any of the thousands of stories I could tell you proving my point in this article but simply express or vent my frustration with what I see going on with our beautiful country and the way it is being run.
We are over taxed, over regulated and drowning in Government red tape, bureaucratic bullshit, while they collect their huge salaries and company perks all paid with Canadian Tax Dollars and we just keep taking it.
I love my country but it is being run into the ground by a bunch of low life lawyers, doctors and teachers disguising themselves as politicians who have no experience in the real business world yet control billions of dollars of tax payers money. It is a massive cash cow that is being raped by by these slime balls in suits.
When are Canadians going to stand up as a collective and say, That's It, we've had enough and force Government to start supporting our economical growth instead of raping it but as a society, we are so passive in our nature that we would rather stick our heads in the ground and hope it all goes away or pray it does not affect our own personal lives.
Canada is so wealthy in natural resources that there is absolutely no reason why we should be struggling through such economical hard times. Now I completely understand that there are third world countries out there who are suffering unimaginable horrors but this is Canada damit, one of the greatest and wealthiest countries on earth.
There are some great leaders in this country but very few are in politics. If you took some of our great business minds, sat them at a board room table, opened the books for the Canadian economy and said, here you go ladies and gentlemen, Fix It, I guarantee they would have our economy turned around in their first fiscal year but why would they want to do that when everyone knows big business runs Governments anyway.
I'm sure the first money drain they would eliminate is our highly over paid political leaders and their over spending practices. If I had an employee who ran my business like the government runs theirs, they would be kicked in the ass as I threw them out the door.
Politicians have their place in this world but it is not in business or controlling any kind of public funds. Stick them in a room, lock the door and let them argue all they want about global diplomacy amongst themselves but get them out of the business of running an economy.
Now saying that, there is one man out there who I and many others agree, should be our next Prime Minister and that is Danny Williams, the former Premier of the province of Newfoundland and I'll tell you why.
Mr. Williams made his fortune in business starting with nothing and accumulated hundreds of millions of dollars, long before he entered the political world and Newfoundland is now the only province in Canada that actually has a deficit of an average 1.5 billion dollars a year since he took power. In other words, the business of running his province is making a huge profit. What a concept. Running the economy like a business. Wow!
The reason being is that Mr. Williams understands business owners, the working man and woman and is not intimidated by corporate strong arm tactics which he has proven on many occasions when huge oil companies tried to strong arm this little province's off shore oil reserves.
I don't think they were prepared to deal with a man like Mr. Williams who had the balls and the brains to put deals together that were in the best interest of his people and not for his political future which is far more secure now anyway.
He has no hidden agenda except to do what is in the best interest for his constituents which is why he is despised and feared by many political leaders right up to and including the Prime Ministers office in Ottawa. It is no secret that Mr. Williams and Mr Harper, our current Prime Minister, have locked horns in public on many issues. Mr. Williams was even quoted o National TV saying that Mr. Harper is a crook and ripping off the Canadian tax payers
Now, I don't want this to sound like a plug for Danny Williams because that is not my intention but I feel that he is the type of political leader we need in power to take a stand and do what has to be done to turn our country around and take all these useless lawyers out of power but there is only one way to make that happen and that's if the people stand together and make it happen by voting for the right leaders.
I really hope something changes soon because for me and thousands of others like minded, we have had just about enough of our Government and are looking to sell out and move everything right out of the country and into a tax free haven in the Caribbean.
It is a publicly known fact, reported by our banks, that an average of 17,000 Canadian bank accounts are either being closed or the majority of their holdings are electronically transferred to an offshore accounts (tax free) in the Caribbean every single day. That's right, 17,000 a day, 7 days a week. With a population of 35 million, add up those loses.
What the hell does that tell you Mr. Harper? Instead of supporting economical growth and keeping the money circulating in Canada where it belongs, you are forcing it out of the country by over taxing everyone.
You know what they say about beating your head against the wall? It feels really good when you stop.
One last subject I would like to clarify for people who just don't quite understand the meaning of "Offshore Accounts".
Most people are under the misconception that Offshore Accounts are what big drug dealers and organized crime figures use to hide all of their illegal money and they do but in reality, an offshore account is just another bank account you open in a Tax Free Haven like the Cayman Islands or the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, just to name two.
It is perfectly legal and most of our big banks have branch offices located there but it simple means that you don't pay taxes in these locations and when you lose 25% to 45% +, depending on your tax bracket, of your hard earned money to over taxing like we do here in Canada, it makes offshore banking extremely attractive. It's just like opening an account at your local bank but only in a tropical paradise or offshore. That's it. Mystery solved.
We just heard from a very reliable source in the broadcasting industry that the Canadian Government sent a message to every form of media in Canada telling them that if they reported any negative information about the Government, Pharmaceutical or Oil Companies that they would be sued and their broadcasting license suspended until the courts decided on the outcome of the law suit. Whatever happened to Freedom of Speech?
That's it, I'm done ranting. Thanks for listening