Yowsa. The OECD has released its famous statistic – total tax revenue as percentage of GDP. 33.4% of our Canada’s GDP goes to taxes. In the U.S., it is 28.2%. On the low side we have Mexico at 20.6%, Korea 27% and Greece 27%. On the high side, Denmark 29% and Sweden takes the cake at 50.1%. The government is a full half of the economy in Sweden. Now I know why they are spending at least some of that dough trying to attract private sector investment.
NB Taxpayer’s right temple is throbbing as he reads this while Mikel has broken out into a wide grin.