I’m not one to talk politics much, but god damn the Ontario Liberals are pissing me off something awful. Complete cock-gobblers. The worst part of all the fun new taxes that the Liberals have instituted are the health care premiums.
The breakdown is as follows: those that earn $20,000 or less will pay zero; those that earn $20,000 to $36,000 will pay $300 a year more; those that earn $36,000 to $48,000 will pay $450 per year; those that earn $48,000 to $72,000 will pay $600 a year; those that earn $72,000 to $200,000 (pretty fucking large margin there) will pay $750; and those that earn more than $200,000 will pay $900 per year.
I haven’t seen actual percentages for these, which would be more revealing, so I made the calculations myself. Someone making $20,000 is going to pay an additional 1.5% of their income, while someone that is getting $200,000 will pay a mere 0.45%. In other words, for ten times the salary they only pay a third more in taxes.
Way to stiff it to the low-middle class there McGuinty!
What about those in the very large $72,000 to $200,000 range? Well, regardless of where one falls in that range, one has to pay $750. For the low end of the scale, that equates to 1.042% of income; but for the high end of the scale, that’s a low 0.375%!
At least set the premiums to a fixed percentage. I’m sure you’d be able to get more money that way too (especially off the six-digit salary duders), and you’d be able to do it while being equitable. But what the hell do the Liberals know about equity and accountability anyway?
The Ontario Liberals can suck my left nut — the other one is reserved for the Federal Liberals.