Monday, June 7, 2010

Paying Our Dues

I live in a country that doesn't even rank enough to have received an iPhone 4G release date today. In order to remedy this, our government has decided to throw a $1-billion, 3-day long party for a handful of old, rich men.

I pointed out to my friend A that to pay for this you would have to go around to every single man, woman, child and other person in Canada and ask for $10 a day for 3 days.

"Shame," he responded, "that you couldn't just collect the whole $30 on the first day."


Rob (a.k.a. Dad) said...

Don't forget that there will be overhead in collecting that money, so really everyone will need to pony up probably at least double that... maybe more, considering the efficiency of the government agencies charged with collecting revenues. :-(

Anonymous said...

Fortunately, or unfortunately, Revenue Canada seems to be one of the most efficient parts of government, spending about $4.5 Billion:

To handle revenues of about $300 Billion:

About 1.5% overhead.

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