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  •  Whatever is done (4+ / 0-)

    it would have to be phased in slowly.

    Why does our current much-beloved-by-all-liberal income tax fail so badly? Because the RICH get OUT of paying their fair share. The tax code is so complicated and rigged with loopholes that they often don't pay what they should. The income tax is a mess.

    Time also to eliminate the limit on the social security tax.

    Whackos get their info thru the Christian right. We'll bring them out to vote against something and make sure the public lets the whole thing slip past them.

    by chemsmith on Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 05:47:48 AM PDT

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    •  Sales Tax (0+ / 0-)

      I'm a little concerned about the idea.  The part that concerns me is the who will actually pay part.  

      I'll pay, you'll pay, but there are likely millions of people who will do whatever it takes to avoid paying sales taxes.  

      The other aspect of it that is troublesome, is that states with sales taxes will probably be forced to reduce their sales taxes, or switch from a sales tax to an income tax.  

      •  It's nearly impossible to avoid a sales tax.... (0+ / 0-)

        A sales tax is paid at point of sale.  You pay it when you buy the product.  It's far harder to avoid with tax shelters and such than income taxes....

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