The GST and PST will it ever go away?
I spent 1 hour shopping for a [rfdlink=55]dell[/rfdlink] min 9 on [rfdlink=55]Dell's[/rfdlink] website. I want to buy this system for under $500.00 Canadian, but it's nearly impossible, if you want a decent netbook for intermediate use as as computer user. When I began customizing my system under my budget restraint, I kept thinking in the back of my head that extra $100 dollars almost in tax can go to a better customized system. I put in a 64gb solid state drive and 2gigs of ddr2 ram in the system, but the price went to $700.00 with tax (no shipping costs).
I was forced to lower my expectations and reduce the amount of hardware I got, because paying $700.00 for a netbook is out of the question. Finally when I came to a setup I liked, I came to a decent base price, but omg the tax.
$44.00 for PST
$28.00 for GST (rounded)
that's almost $80.00.
Can someone tell me why this tax is good for Canada and where does it go exactly? Tell me it goes to our infrastructure, health care, education, reserve, budget. It's enough that our pay cheques and a few other things are taxed, as well, with the GST and PST which are our bills. Why has the broken promises of killing one of these taxes, fallen through the cracks?
I feel like punching every Prime Minister and Finance Minister since 1980 right in the face. Add to the fact Canada has crooked, deceitful politician (case in point the current fiasco in Parliament hill), these taxes just piss me right off.