On an inflation-adjusted basis, the total tax bill for Canadian families has increased by more than 181 per cent since 1961.
The average family spends about half as much on housing as on taxes.
More than 50 per cent of our tax dollars finance generous pay for government employees.
Once government spending surpasses 30 per cent of GDP, economic growth declines.
The average Canadian family paid $34,154 in total taxes last year.