national sales tax

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Canadians who want Swedish-style government should understand implications for taxpayers

In Sweden, spending increases must be offset by equivalent spending cuts to meet fiscal targets.

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Americans won’t accept Swedish-style taxes

The top tax rate in Sweden applies to income starting at roughly US$62,000 compared to between US$535,000 and US$1 million in the United States.

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A recent lead editorial in one of the world’s most prominent newspapers, the Wall Street Journal, pointed out the risks associated with the United States adopting a national sales tax, or value-added tax (VAT).