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  •  So why don't you, like I (1+ / 0-)
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    argue for eliminating sales taxes altogether?

    And btw sales taxes are by definition regressive. As someone who does have bank accounts and credit cards, if I go out and buy a computer from, say, Dell [who charges sales tax], let's say it costs $1,000, the tax burden I pay is 166 times the tax burden someone who makes a million a year pays.

    “It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.” ― Harvey Milk

    by lucid on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 10:34:47 PM PDT

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    •  I'd be in favor of eliminating all sales tax (4+ / 0-)

      absolutely. That's not currently on the table. Under the current rules, online retailers have an unfair advantage over brick and mortar retailers, since almost no one actually pays use taxes required by all states that have sales taxes.  This law would facilitate collection of those taxes, which, for reasons I've already explained, are, in total, closer to a progressive tax than existing sales taxes.

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