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Nob Akimoto

Nob Akimoto

Nob Akimoto is a policy analyst and part-time dungeon master. When not talking endlessly about matters of public policy, he is a dungeon master on the NWN World of Avlis

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  1. Avatar Burt Likko
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    Hilarious.Report

  2. Avatar Tod Kelly
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    I’m assuming this is meant to be joke by those that tweeted.Report

  3. Avatar Jason Kuznicki
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    There are some reasonable measures now by which Canada is indeed less socialist.

    Not that I’m moving there, and not that moving there is a reasonable response to today’s ruling. But if you really wanted to argue that the United States was the more socialist country, you could. Our government certainly spends a higher share of GDP than Canada’s, and their corporate taxes are lower. Health care is increasingly a wash. So it could be argued.Report

    • Nob Akimoto Nob Akimoto in reply to Jason Kuznicki
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      I don’t know if you could argue it’s the more socialist country. You could argue it’s the more governmental country, but that’s not the same thing as being socialist.

      Besides, Healthcare in terms of mandated purchase of insurance vs. single-payer is still pretty…well clear cut.Report

    • Avatar Pierre Corneille in reply to Jason Kuznicki
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      Corporate taxes might be lower, but sales taxes in Canada are a lot higher than in most of the U.S.Report

      • Avatar North in reply to Pierre Corneille
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        Yes but sales taxes and VAT’s are generally viewed by economists as being both relatively good producers of revenue and also of being generally some of the least distorting taxes. In contrast corporate taxes produce so much distortion, regulation, confusion and incentive for rent seeking that it’s quite likely they cost a lot more to enforce than the unreliably meager revenue they bring in.
        If you cut a deal to eliminate the corporate tax rate in return for a reduction in other tax loopholes and reducing the capital gains exemption you likely could come out pretty far ahead even by liberal standards.Report

  4. Avatar Marchmaine
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    “You could argue it’s the more governmental country, but that’s not the same thing as being socialist.”

    Socialism without the social? Sounds even worse to me, then.Report

  5. Avatar North
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    I must inform my beaver petting overlords that they need to ramp up the Canada de-popularizing activities immediately to forestall a wave of Yankee immigrants across the 49th! Judging by the comments Canada wouldn’t be getting the cream of the American elite either; quell horror! Someone needs to tell the idiots at the Human Rights Comission tribunals they need to cook up some egregarious meritless idiotic suites immediately to remind the yanks of the dark side of Canada. You can always rely on the HRC twits to make the country look bad.Report

  6. Avatar Kazzy
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    Do you want to tell them? Or should i?Report

  7. Avatar Jaybird
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    When Maribou came back, she brought me a box of Ah! Caramel!

    As such, I am considering moving to Canada.Report

  8. Avatar Tom Van Dyke
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    Heh heh: “Moving to Canada until this fuck is out of office. Be back in 4 months.”Report

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