I really think its horrible you think that you're better than others because you're a republican. $h!tting on everyone else that doesn't agree with you is just about the opposite of intelligence.
A starter man than I once said that wisdom is the ability to entertain an idea without accepting it.
I'd also like to post a correction to the above post.
Canada's VAT is 5%, that IS the GST. that is the national sales tax. Not on top of anything else.
The province I live in has no additional sales tax, others do.
Don't most states have sales tax? Government requires money to pave roads, provide police and fire, and provide you with clean water.