I don't work anymore but i stumbled across an old pay stub that made me laugh and reminded me why i hated working. This is from 2 weeks worth of work. I got paid every 2 weeks. Brut Salary = $2051,72 (sweet right?... not quite) DEDUCTIONS : RRQ : $94,97 RQAP : $9.93 Provincial Impot : $259,17 Federal Impot : $204,62 Employ Insurance : $28,31 Capital ASS TVQ : $2,60 R.R.E.G.O.P : $20,64 PER Paratech SE : $39,91 Capital ASS Base : $28,86 Arrerages Assurances : $94,38 Arrerages Carra : 61,92 TOTAL Deductions = $841,31 Which Equals for a Net Salary of $1210,41 every 2 weeks. That's 800 bucks i could have spent on something... but no... This is just brutal to see everytime i got my pay. Now now, i understand why there are taxes. Some i think are worthwhile and most others are pure fubar and don't profit me in the end. I understand rich people pay for taxes too, moreso than us. But look at it this way. People earning 100 grands a year, even with the taxes deductions won't suffer as much as us who are making significantly lesser. By no means am i a smart person when it comes to numbers. In fact i'm retarded. Most Americans seem to not have a problem with taxes, as long as somebody else is getting taxed. Under any and all religious and civil codes, this is wrong. Almost every culture in human history established the "Golden Rule" — treat others how you’d like to be treated, yet, some continue to advocate for higher taxes for particular groups of people (Smokers for example). So my question is : Are taxes a necessary evil?