reply to post by thisguyrighthere
I live in a remote northern village (north of 60) with less than 200 people... I pay taxes, am self sufficient, and the government never stopped me
from doing anything.
I live my life quietly, in peace, pay my taxes, I don't own the land I'm on (it belongs to mother nature... actually it's category IA land so it
belongs to all the Inuit)... The taxes we pay gets me health care, the sewage truck to come to my house every 2 days, the water truck to come every 2
days, my electricity, and the roads and infrastructure we have in town... How can I complain that the government interferes with my life? It actually
makes it easier...
I don't have to worry about looking for my credit card when I go to the doctor (or when my 37 week pregnant wife needs a check-up), I don't have to
worry about looking for a contractor to empty my sewage tank, or fill my water tank, I don't have to worry about my electricity nor whether my
entrance is cleaned from the snow... It's all taken care of for me with my taxes...
My son will go to school one day and then later get cheap, post secondary education. What more can I ask?
IDK, I'm happy the way things are here, I really can't complain. The government NEVER interfered with my life. Once they claimed I didn't live
north so they docked 1000$ from my tax return. After calling them and providing proof of me living in the north, all was fixed in less than 3
The problems I have is with the airline that serves the north. They are a monopoly. Therefore it costs almost 5000$ roundtrip for a 3000Km flight
(luckily my employer pays my trips). I can go to europe 5 times for that money. This also means that the food, which can only get here by air once the
3 sealifts are done coming here, costs an arm and a leg because we cannot choose another carrier to send the food... Also when the chairman and his
collegues get a few million in bonuses at the end of the year instead of lowering prices, you know, that hurts...
In my experience :
government = not so bad, they look out for us and try to take care of us
companies = very bad, profits are the #1 drive and people are not important....