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    She asked him, 'How much are you selling the eggs for?' The old seller replied, '$.25 an egg, Madam.' She said to him, 'I will take 6 eggs for $1.25 or I will leave.' The old seller replied, 'Come take them at the price you want. Maybe, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg today.' She took the eggs and walked away feeling she has won. She got into her fancy car and went to a posh restaurant with her friend. There, she and her friend, ordered whatever they liked. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill cost her $45.00 She gave $50.00 and asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change. This incident might have seemed quite normal to the owner but, very painful to the poor egg seller. The point is, Why do we always show we have the power when we buy from the needy ones? And why do we get generous to those who do not even need our generosity? I once read somewhere: 'My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”
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    probably the best thing you ever posted
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    Here's a good "trial run" for all of those Liberals who refuse to answer when I ask "where does that 79 megaton carbon deficit (Paris Accord) come from?" This ain't but nothing (and I mean NOTHING) when compared to what's actually required to hit those accord targets.... how do you like it so far? https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/disruption-rail-industries-economy-1.5461212 Taking all tractor trailers off the road isn't near enough either. Shutting down the entire agricultural sector isn't enough. If action on climate change is the number one concern of most Canadians, why aren't people applauding a minuscule effort like this and demanding more of the same? If you think this qualifies as "an emergency," then you really don't want what you say you think you might maybe really perhaps want and you should stick to magic lightbulbs and plastic straws. It's really a golden opportunity to see what a thin veneer western civilization actually is and it stands as a lesson in comparing what you think you want and what you are likely to complain about not having. Not to be mean about it, but hopefully this will drag out sufficiently long for people to really understand the potential effects of what they have been advocating for. As it (if it) unfolds, keep in mind that this is small potatoes when compared to what is actually required to hit accord targets. If the temperature in your house right now is above 15C, and you want more action on climate change, you may be in for a surprise if you actually get what you are demanding. Now, try and imagine Bernie at the helm of the USS Green New Deal.... https://torontosun.com/news/national/fuel-shortages-likely-if-rail-shutdown-continues
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    Humanity has stifled evolution. In the animal kingdom the stupid, sick adn slow are killed off and as a result the herd becomes stronger. Humanities attempt to better mother nature makes us weaker because we keep the stupid, sick and slow safe. While that may sound heartless humanity goes against the laws of nature where only the strong survive. Humanity gives us the EVERYONE survives scenario. You want to know what wrong with the earth? People. We found ways to increase life expectancy to the detriment of the planet we live on. Do away with vaccines, medicine and other technologies that help us live longer and in a couple of generations we will not have a population problem anymore.
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    The Marginal Tax rate payed by the rich is by definition "more" However I do not think the Tax system is fair on the rich either. Why does a rich person pay a higher percentage of his money than a lower income earner? Flat tax is a better system because EVERYONE pays the same ratio of tax on their income. Say 25% as a nice round easy number. make %10,000 pay $2500. Make $100,000 pay $25,000 easy, straight forward and less red tape. Now make it so there are no tax deductions. Tax is tax Period. no hiding income. no one can argue but the low income earners will bitch because now they actually have to pay something into the system. Now go to the best system IMHO. Give me 100% of my income. Let me spend it as I please but only tax me on what I spend. Spending is what makes the economy run. If I have more I spend more. Tax all goods and services (maybe a few exceptions) at 25% (round number) and let the revenues flow. Do away with all of the other taxes and surcharges. The effect here is you can get rid of an entire branch of the Government.... The CRA. No need for a tax return anymore. As for the last statement in the quote above. Consumption tax at the right level would equal or better the income tax. High tax payers use shelters to hide their income from the tax man or just move it off shore. Consumption guarantees collection.
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    We have one in this very forum.
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    Did you work for an Ontario liberal government by any chance?
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    There is no such thing.