You wake up and yawn in your comfortable bed in Whitehorse, Yukon and stare groggily at the small spider on the ceiling. Another yawn and you swing your legs off the side of the bed and rub your eyes and stare again in amazement! There on the floor of your bedroom lies a hundred dollar bill, and another and another and another, all laid end to end. Excitedly you follow them out the room, into the hall, down the steps and out your front door onto the street, picking up each one until you remember you've forgotten to dress!
After dressing you continue out onto Hamiton Boulevard and the trail of c-notes continues on through town and up the south axis onto the Alaska Highway and south! By now, you're experiencing a storage problem but you continue picking up the hundred dollar bills all the way down the Alaska Highway, through Dawson Creek and on til you reach Grand Prairie, Alberta, a whole thousand miles from home. Congratulations! You've just collected your first billion dollars! And your back is sore.
The Yukon collects one billion dollars from the rest of Canada every 365 days! Thanks guys! We have a population of around 35,000 so thats about 40k per man, woman, and transvestite. Again, thanks you guys! And if all that generosity were not enough, in the last Yukon Budget, the Yukon Party is bragging it is spending 1.367 BILLION dolllars this year!
Now lets go a little further and examine what a TRillion dollars is. According to the Taxpayers Federations debt clock, Canada owes this much now. And what does that look like? Imagine making the same trip from your bedroom in Whitehorse all the way down to Grand Prairie, only this time instead of a single lane of hundred dollar bills, there are a thousand such rows or an area a hundred yards wide, a footlball field length.... WIDE, basically the whole highway and both ditches covered with hundred dollar bills. And this folks is what we collectively OWE! Questions?