Canadians pay less tax than Americans
Economist.com: Personal taxes | Give over
According to the Economist, Canadians pay less in tax than Americans. So, our dollar is worth more and we pay less in taxes. For years, if you asked a Canadian why they moved to the US to work, they'd probably say because the US dollar is worth more and Americans pay less in taxes. So, are Americans are going to start flocking to Canada?
Note that our taxes include the majority of our health care costs, and we aren't spending $12B a month in Iraq... but we are pillaging the environment in Northern Alberta. Maybe Canadians think it's easier to destroy their own country to get more oil instead of destroying someone else's country.
Personally, I just like hockey.