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Just got my taxes done.

I'm thinking this annual ritual might have something to do with why socialism never became a serious political force in North America. The annual tax bite acts as a sledge hammer beating the senses out of the sensible.

People who believe in universal health care, employment insurance, and universal pension plans are heard cursing the government, damning their taxes.

Otherwise law-abiding citizens scrounge together pizza slips, in hopes the receipts can be passed off as business expenses.

If any party could find a way to make tax collection a seamless, smooth, and subtle endeavour, they would be guaranteed political office.

I just want to why the average Canadian has to pay taxes (GST) upon taxes (stamps) just to settle up with Revenue Canada?