Fair tax - Page 4
The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Wildear
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 34 of 34

Thread: Fair tax

  1. #31
    Senior Member subroc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Dover, New Hampshire


    It would never work. It would be a disproportionate burden on lower income people.
    Why should that matter. One Vote, One Dollar Tax. Equal effort from all to make the goverment work.

    If you focus on the burden you will have one idea of fairness. If you focus on the individual, each citizen must give an equal amount, you will have another idea of fairness.

    Our current tax system is some amalgamation whether through consumption tax or income tax of that although it is currently fashionable to claim that the rich need to shoulder more of the burden.

    BTW, I am not advocating anything just highlighting the unfairness of taxes in general.

  2. Remove Advertisements

  3. #32
    Senior Member luvmylabs23139's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    North Carolina


    [QUOTE=Steve Hester;391128]
    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    Why is the percentage a more fair system than an equal dollar value?

    Why isnít the tax for an adult in the US just some monetary figure. Each US citizen pays the same amount of money into the system, no exceptions, no deductions?

    It would never work. It would be a disproportionate burden on lower income people.
    It would be fair if you consider the use of services. It does not cost less to provide national defense for someone just because they make less. You pay for what you use and everyone in this country uses our military. You want to use the school system, then pay for using it. Six kids, then you pay per head for each kid. No kids you pay nothing. That is actually fair. It was the person's choice to have 6 kids, and maybe then people who can't afford kids would keep their legs closed.

  4. #33
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Wetumpka, AL


    The Fair Tax has been introduced in Congress again and this time is has a significant number of sponsors. There may not be enough of them but the number is growing. This is the "Fair Tax" concept developed by Neal Boortz and Congressman John Linder (R - Georgia).

    The details are at http://linderfairtax.house.gov/


  5. Remove Advertisements

  6. #34
    Senior Member Richard Halstead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Lino Lakes, MN north metro area


    I received my W2 today and I ran the numbers through the Fair Tax Calculator and I would have 67% more spendable income with this system.
    With the Fair Tax manufacturers would not have to have a price addition to their products passing on their tax and product prices would be cheaper. Now if I spend my 67% more income plus the remainder I could purchase more and the tax on my consumption (sales tax) is less than what is withheld. Taxes now are 28% plus state taxes with Fair Tax an estimated 20% consumption tax plus state tax an 8% gain.
    Last edited by Richard Halstead; 01-26-2009 at 06:25 PM.
    cave canem...beware of the dog
    Richard Halstead (halst001 at yahoo.com)


Similar Threads

  1. Fair obstacle?
    By dnf777 in forum RTF - Retriever Training Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-22-2009, 01:49 PM
  2. When a tax ain't a tax........ObamaCare
    By TXduckdog in forum POTUS Place - For those who talk Politics in the Gallery!
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-21-2009, 10:26 PM
  3. Fair and balanced
    By badbullgator in forum RTF - Retriever Training Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-21-2009, 12:02 PM
  4. Minnesota Game Fair...
    By lizard55033 in forum Event Information
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-23-2008, 04:55 PM
  5. Sometimes the Dow isn't fair
    By Cindy Read in forum RTF - Retriever Training Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-26-2007, 12:59 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts