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  •  Yep and here's a chart from ITEP showing.. (8+ / 0-)

    ..lower income folk get hit the hardest with these no income tax proposals.

    This is the real redistribution of wealth. Taking from the 99% straight to the 1%ers -  the GOP has made the opposite claim as the main tenet of their platform.

    Rachel Maddow reports Bobby Jindal & Brownback (Kansas) are proposing eliminating income tax altogether.
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    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) recently unveiled an ambitious new approach to tax policy, in which his state would eliminate income and corporate taxes altogether, and replace the revenue through increased sales taxes. If you thought his plan couldn't get more offensive, think again.
    To shift the tax burden from income to purchases would, of course, be radically regressive, rewarding the rich and punishing the poor. The Tax Policy Center and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy both scrutinized Jindal's proposal, and concluded it would be a breathtaking experiment in redistribution of wealth -- in the wrong direction.
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    Regressive tax. A direct hit to the most vulnerable people.
    After the 2012 elections, Jindal tried to position himself as someone who could help lead his party in a smarter direction, lamenting "dumbed-down conservatism." He neglected to mention he hopes to replace it with "callous and cruel conservatism."
    The real Makers are the 99% the workers/labor. The takers are the 1%/non-labor money changers. - I hope the completely backwards lie of the GOP will finally be broken open. That would be a huge step forward imo

    •  Isn't it odd, though (5+ / 0-)

      that Brownback has cut income taxes for corporations and businesses, but the personal income tax is still in effect?
      He also has reneged on dropping the sales tax back to where it was after the "temporary" increase to 6.3% from 5.7%.
      Oh, and since he has no way to pay for all these cuts, now he's talking about taking away the very popular mortgage interest tax deduction.
      And the extremists in the Senate are going right along with it:

      The Kansas Senate is having to making cuts to Gov. Sam Brownback's budget, but is close to having a tax bill that resembles Brownback's proposal, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

      The Senate widely agrees on two of Brownback's proposals: keeping state sales tax at 6.3 percent instead of allowing its scheduled drop to 5.7 percent, and axing the home mortgage interest deduction, the report says.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 11:49:32 AM PST

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      •  how are Brownback's favorables? (1+ / 0-)
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        I have to wonder what they'll be if these proposals go through?  And how is it that people cannot see these things for what they are ... major wealth transfers from those who have not to those who have more?  Or did they leave these proposals out of their election campaigns for some reason?!?!?!? /snark ;-).

        How is taking a hundred dollars worth of food from hungry kids or from old poor sick people equal to taking a hundred dollars from billionaires? -- howabout, 19 Dec 2012

        by billlaurelMD on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 01:36:19 PM PST

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    •  An Increase In Sales Taxes Will Put A Damper (1+ / 0-)
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      on economic activity and purchasing. So, for Jindal's ridiculous plan to work, he is going to have to put a sales tax on everything - food, clothing, medicine, etc. Putting a sales tax on basic items literally forces people to pay the sales tax. Nobody is going to say "hey, I don't think I will buy my heart medicine this week, because the sales tax is too high." The GOP are a bunch of corrupt SOB's.

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