Paul, you couldn't be more correct, as to the ongoing long-term ramifications of over-taxation!
I lost motivation to fight this kind of New-Age governmental non-sense since Democracy died
about 15 years ago! I see that even the Fraser Institute is silent now too: it used to be in
the Press almost monthly against such governmental incompetence!
At issue, is not them merely deciding to toll us to our death beds, but a deliberate Displacement
Technique at its WORST: they keep general taxes low or down as a "stunt" to get elected, re-elected,
u-name-it but turn around an nickel and dime us to death with even worse HIDDEN Taxation!
Because we don't overtly detect their wily ways in hidden taxation, they get away with it!
It all started with the GST. And went down hill from that! Next huge hit was Parking Meters!
Then, Photo Radar! This was so Satanic that even "they" realized they'd better kill it before we kill them!
If you were to add up all the hidden layers of direct taxes we pay at the till, you'd vomit!!!
As Mike Walker of the Fraser Institute coined it in the '80's:
-If it moves, tax it!
-If it keeps moving, surcharge it!
-If it stops moving, subsidize it!
That's our great Governmental incompetance at work in all the pseudo parties!!!