day to day rants
With Canada now over One Trillion Dollars in debt, authorities are turning to new sources of taxation, so much so that they are now actively taxing our patience! And what to do about that?
With a Federal election in the offing, Justin Trudeau is making noise about taxing the elite and spreading the findings among the middle class, always a popular ploy. However, its been beaten to rags already, not a very creative electioneering gambit. How to tell if you're in the middle class? If you work for a living, you probably aren't in the elitist group or the middle class, so hmm, kinda missed out on that one.
Quantitative easing anyone? Well they've pretty well used that one up, haven't they? Filling the room with new cash has only succeeded in raising the price of everything other than oil. But it has brought one thing to light: Governments entire source of control rests on their ability to buy us using the money they confiscate and propagate and borrow. If you doubt my honest words, try imagining just how many civil servants would continue doing what they are doing if they knew for certain they'd never see another paycheque?
I notice that when I'm out on the land and I spy a berry bush, those berries go straight down the hatch and no one sees a dollar of tax from it. (And I have been openly, to my face called a "berry-pickin' fool! Didn't know what kind i was til then! Thanks so much!) Likewise, in the garden, likewise on the annual moose hunt, fishing and well, you get what I'm saying. Of course, not everyone is so privileged as to be able to produce their food and and housing and heat on their own. But with a little creative thought I bet you can figure a way to avoid some of the transactions that trigger the tax that feed those who tax our patience.
As for paper currency, according to some reported discussions in high places, those paper bills and coins may soon be either widely refused as currency or confiscated or simply outlawed altogether. Google around if you persist in your state of dangnable disbelief. Which will leave us with two options for transacting business. One, going with the flow and buying and selling only through government-approved channels involving some form of digital currency or simply swapping real goods for real goods. It is possible under such circumstances that real silver and real gold may be revived as a sort of underground currency, completing the circle as it were, back to the days before the clever convinced the world that promissory notes printed on fancy paper were as good as gold.