[OT]: smokers - was: [oclug]new kind of keyboard
bb at L8R.net
Fri Jan 24 00:42:59 EST 2003
On Fri, 24 Jan 2003 01:41:36 -0500 (EST)
Jon Earle <je_oclug at kronos.honk.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Brad Barnett wrote:
> > This can simply not be true, due to the vast amount of tax the Feds
> > and the Province takes out. Since the Province and the Federal
> > government take _waaay_ more than 50% of the _retail_ price of a
> > package of cigarettes in tax, the tobacco companies can obviously not
> > pay a larger percentage than that.
> Apparently, the feds take 40% of the gross income of a tobacco
> manufacturer. Then, with that 40% tucked away, they calculate the
> corporate tax based on the original (ie: as if the 40% were still there)
> gross income amount. So, they get their 30% tax, plus 40% up front.
> 70%(roughly) ain't a bad take. Heck even if it only comes to 50% total,
> 50% of 3 billion gross is still a billion and a half... enough for
> HRDC. ;)
Arg. Don't get me started on HRDC ;) If there is much more put into that
fund, we could use it to hire unemployed Canadians, build a railgun
launcher, and colonize Mars!
Actually, in order to do that, the costs are much less than you might
think, but.. another thread ;) The rail gun launcher should pay for
itself in a few years. At that point, we can build a very complex ship on
soil, and railgun up the parts into orbit.
Some of our boys will squat in the soon to be empty Station, and assemble
the pieces up there ;)
Anyhow, enough fun ;)
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