Im puzzled by how the tax system works only for the benefit of the man. Has anyone looked into a new car purchase lately? The number of fees and taxes is amazing. We pay income tax, then we have to pay EI. Then theres the GST and PST. Then if you have a vehicle (or worse multiple vehicles) in BC you insure every vehicle separately. Another tax hiding itself as something else. Then theres taxes on fuel. Property taxes and the various fees you must pay to use certain venues (parking meters etc).
Living in Kelowna I look out and wonder where does it all go? Our bridge is a joke. People bitch about the traffic yet the best solution (a raised highway over the existing one) is said to be "an eye sore." Personally seeing all that traffic is an eyesore. I also consider the time, energy and fuel wasted becuase of an incompetitent plan to be a tax. I would love to know how much fuel is wasted causing more tax to be paid to keep the tanks full. Just that money alone should pay for a new bridge for us. You also have the coquihalla toll, wasnt that suppost to be a 5 or 10 year thing?
Honestly all I have to do is look to europe to see how screwed we are. There they have amazing transit systems, both intercity and incity. Many countries PAY FOR education entirely. Here they talk about the freezes theyve made in super expensive ad campaigns but dont mention the cost of books, or other fees. Whats up with all the BS ad campaigns anyways?! If theyre half as good as they claim they were we shouldnt need them preaching it from our living rooms. Why not put the money where their mouths are. We got new stamps! Who cares! No wonder they upped the price, they had to pay for the new ad campaign telling us we needed 1cent stamps to add to our obsolete ones. Does anyone else see some irony here?
Theres also the endless loop of taxes on vehicle sales. I would love to collect on that cash cow.