"...I sooooooo wanted to like the $1999 radio+ 13% tax ( I saved my loonies for a year to buy it) and I am not trashing Icom. I have a shack and closet full
13% tax? I'd be reviewing the institution that levied that. Maybe the eloquent reviewer who wrote the classy Tempo One review could write something..."It was a dark and stormy night as the legislators huddled in their gray dimly lit caverns. The smell of pipe smoke and old farts hung heavily in the air as the sorcerers crafted more tax laws to feed the unquenchable fiscal thirst of the beast known as 'government'. How I long for the good old days of 6% taxes and the velvety feel of my Tempo One..."
but hey,I like my representative and give him a 4 out of 5.
LOL good one, but 13% is nothing, I have been to countries were the sales tax is 25%.
Now that would not be a bad thing if that was the only Tax they paid but they also pay income tax of I think 27% and a bunch of other taxes like NHF etc.
Personally I am all for the idea of one big flat sales Tax, so long as it's the only Tax. That way the poor guy buying a can of soup pays his share and the wealthy guy buying his Yacht pays his share also.