Originally Posted by Rob
But if the 2 of us lived in the States, we'd pay less taxes and perhaps need to but our own health care.
Something else to consider: the weather in the States is much nicer than Canada. While it's true that some Canadians winter in Florida, etc., they have to maintain a residence in Canada too ... if you move back to the States on a permanent basis, you'll only need to buy and maintain one home, which will typically save a lot of $ and hassles.
"If at any times we must deal in extremes, then we prefer the quiet, good-natured hypocrite to the implacable, turbulent zealot of any kind. In plain terms, we are not so fond of any set of notions, as to think them more important than the peace of society". John Toland, The Description of Epsom (1711)