I am Canadian. I am not going to discuss the merits of the United States Health Care law. There are enough people talking about it. But I am going to bring up one interesting point that I found in an article on yahoo.
An alarming number of Twitter users, Buzzfeed noted, declared their intent to move to Canada
It should be noted, in the context of the article, that this group of individuals threatening to invade Canada are those who were opposed to the health care law. As George Carlin might say, these people seem to be of a group that left their brains at home, or did not have a lot to work with to begin with. Canada has, at the provincial level, mandated health care. Each province handles it differently. In Ontario, where I grew up, it is a payroll tax that covers the payments for medical needs.
Fortunately, most of these conservatives will find that living in Canada is much harsher than the cushy life they are enjoying in the United States. For example, there is a lovely tax, called the Harmonized GST. That is a combined provincial and federal tax on good. And it is very inexpensive. Only 14%, down from I believe 16% before it was harmonized and the carbon tax removed. If they move to Toronto, they will have to sort their garbage, carry their own bags (Toronto has enacted legislation to ban single use bags, like the ones you get in grocery stores) and pay restaurant tax, provincial income tax, federal income tax and if I read the story right, TTC tax (a percentage of the residential tax in Toronto goes to funding the Toronto Transit Commission. That amount went up, and thus, property taxes are going up).
So be my guest. Welcome to Canada. Please leave a credit card on file with Revenue Canada so we can more easily collect what you owe.