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    Default Fair tax

    http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer.

    I agree with it they have my support. There is some very interesting reading on this site. Take some time and read through it. Why would anyone not want this system? Oh wait then the politicians would have nothing to campaign on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintwrench75 View Post
    http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer.

    I agree with it they have my support. There is some very interesting reading on this site. Take some time and read through it. Why would anyone not want this system? Oh wait then the politicians would have nothing to campaign on.
    Many on this forum have read it. 2 previous threads have died prior to filling a page. Surprisingly, regardless of political persuasion the people who post on this part of the forum are not dunderheads.

    But as long as you believe the concept to be so good why don't you provide a post where you show this system would be better than the one at present. Also tell us a little about yourself so we have a frame of reference.

    When you have done that I will be glad to post something of substance on this thread as I live in a state that relies on a Sales Tax for it's method of extortion.
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    There is no such thing as a fair tax system.

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    I've said before that everyone should pay the same amount and not be based on income. Anyone who can't pay doesn't get to vote.

    This is better than the current system. It won't happen because congress draws its power from the ability to grant wishes.
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    I encourage everyone to please read the Fairtax book before dismissing the idea out of hand or believing the demagogary (sp?) that goes on by those who disagree with the concept. Read the book and form your own opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin S View Post
    When you have done that I will be glad to post something of substance on this thread as I live in a state that relies on a Sales Tax for it's method of extortion.
    Marvin are you against the Fair Tax for the reason you live in a state who's revenue comes from sles tax? I live in a state with 6.5% sales tax in addition to income tax and I believe it is worthy of consideration. Have you determined how a Fair Tax would affect your income? I haven't finished reading the book, but the first half made it sound worthy of consideration.

    Next consider the number of business that have moved offshore to escape their taxable liabilities. This might promote them to move back to the U.S. with there jobs. There is much more to consider than what would happen in a state supported by sales tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I've said before that everyone should pay the same amount and not be based on income. Anyone who can't pay doesn't get to vote.

    This is better than the current system. It won't happen because congress draws its power from the ability to grant wishes.
    Steve, that's right up there with property requirements and literacy tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I've said before that everyone should pay the same amount and not be based on income. Anyone who can't pay doesn't get to vote.

    This is better than the current system. It won't happen because congress draws its power from the ability to grant wishes.
    I agree, the most fair system would be a per head tax. Everyone pays XX dollars per head regardless of age. You want to have 6 kids you pay for your family. Right now the gooberment says you pay less even though you use more. I am darn sick and tired of paying for other people. It will never happen because people who do not pay are able to vote for others to pay the bill for them. Those of us that don't have kids get f**ked every time. I'm really tired of it. I should not have to pay for other peoples' 2 legged kids.
    How can I get SS#'s for my 4 legged kids?? That would save my bank account.

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    I'll stir the pot a bit more--How about a VAT?

    http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs...s/index_en.htm

    Here is Wikipedia's take on it. (Note: the reference to Huckabee.)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value-added_tax
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus3925 View Post
    I'll stir the pot a bit more--How about a VAT?

    http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs...s/index_en.htm

    Here is Wikipedia's take on it. (Note: the reference to Huckabee.)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value-added_tax
    Not really a fair tax. Why should I pay more to the gooberment, even though I use less services, just because I happen to have a higher disposable income???
    A per head tax taxes everyone for their use of services. I am sick and tired of paying for other people who use more services than I do. I do not believe in socialism or redistribution of income. My husband and I busted our butts to get we we are with no parental or gov't help as did our parents. Right now our reward for our hard work is a penalty. Bust your ass, work hard, live well within yor means, and as a result the gooberment will take it away from you and give it to some lay around good for nothing, multiplying like a rabbit piece of garbage.

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