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Re: Whatcha All think About This ??
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2005, 08:09:14 PM »
I would love to find a way to make a flat tax work.    The problem is how much, and how does it get distributed?    I hate income tax and all its' vagaries and inconsistencies, and the bazillion loopholes you can sneak through, and even more trouble you can get into.  If we had a flat tax, (or even a variable tax based on the items being sold), it SEEMS like things could be a lot simpler.   It wouldn't matter if someone was paid in cash ("under the table"),  all the tax would be collected at the point of sale.   Tax everything that contributes to the GNP. 

I dunno how it would work, but I'm sure someone's figured it out - let's find 'em and support 'em.

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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2005, 10:16:36 PM »
Trying  to fix something that isn't broke,doesn't work!the gov't should have left well enough alone. They keep trying and are doing a pretty good job of screwing things up.. Take a few steps back they should have left well enough alone.. God bless America and please help use to repair what has been screwed up!! Great was good enough we didn't need to be any better...

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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2005, 11:02:32 PM »
Bull the big change happened in 1914..............
As you may know, previous to that we had NO federal income purpose in inproving our nation is to see the un fair taxation of ALL citizens done away with ........which means removing many burocrats from thier positions.....ETC.

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« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2005, 12:21:50 AM »
Okay, yall tell me, and be kind.  Wasn't the IRS implimented more or less to create war funds and to be terminated after the war?

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« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2005, 01:15:04 AM »
Yup. And that was WW 1 fer cryin out loud. The bureaucrats took too big a liking to the windfall to let it go. Our beloved Conservative federal government introduced the 7% General Sales Tax in the early 90's. I won't get into the various things  GST stands for ;D. The equally beloved Liberals promised to abolish it and got elected in 1996. Guess what, it is still here.
All the provinces except Alberta also have 7-8% provincial sales tax. Then there are the federal excise taxes on liquor and tobacco. Even with the exchange rate,  Canadian beer and cigarettes are cheaper in the U.S.  Apparently smuggling them back is profitable.
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« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2005, 06:44:55 AM »
I am still sorting through the tax code here - my accountant does it - and since my tax bill is pretty small, I am happy. Costa Rica has a sales tax of 17%, of course this is not on the cash economy which is huge. They are pretty close to a flat tax. Not a lot of loopholes. One good thing is it is almost impossible to raise taxes here without the entire country going on strike.

The tax at the pump is supposed to go for roads - you can tell it doesn't from the condition of many of the roads. Costa Rica has the worst roads of all Latin America I am told. The ones around our neck of the jungle are pretty good though.

I always think politicians are like drug addicts, once they get a hold of a tax, they get addicted to it and can't seem to let it go. Only rehab helps them, i.e. the American people forcing them out of office.

So, how did I end up here anyway?

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