Edward Kennedy wrote:I have never in the last two decades taken an extended vacation in Canuckistan...I love the USA and spread money around there staying at hotels for half the price, eating food much cheaper, and buying gasoline half the price.
Canuckistan can piss off, I buy piles of things every trip and will continue to do so.
A comparable hotel at Port Huron USA is half one across the border.
Much of this is the fault of the gubmit and high taxes.
I agree that taxes are higher in Canada, but the biggest price disparity is that the huge corporations fix prices at higher levels in Canada. Take for example a Chrysler minivan Town and Country, which is built in Windsor. Now that Chrysler minivan Town and Country sells for less anywhere in the U.S. as compared to Windsor from a Windsor auto dealer, and this is the before tax price. Granted the higher sales tax in Canada will make a relatively small difference, the bulk of the price difference is in the wholesale price charged to Canadian auto dealers. Remember these facts as well, corporate taxes in Canada are less then half of U.S. corporate taxes.