Not that I have anything against Canadians — some of my favorite people are Canadians. But the US Constitution precludes Canadian presidents and vice-presidents, even Alex Trebec.
So it was with some surprise that I note that Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan told the American people during the debate last night that he came from Canada. Here is what he said:
That’s why we’re saying we need fundamental tax reform. Let’s take a look at it this way. Eight out of 10 businesses, they file their taxes as individuals, not as corporations. And where I come from, overseas, which is Lake Superior, the Canadians, they dropped their tax rates to 15 percent.
What Ryan dishonestly fails to mention is that there is also a national Goods and Services Tax of 5% in his home country of Canada (as well as double-digit provincial sales taxes).