Fair Tax

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  1. Emmett
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    Lets have everbody's thoughts on the FAIR TAX! Ready....Set...........Go!



    My thought is start tomorrow!
     
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    I think the FT is dead until the end of the year (tax season). Still not enough fundamental outrage in America over the taxation.
     
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    The Fair tax has been done one to many times. Not likely to be implemented anytime soon. Our tax code needs to be simplified, not completely done away with.
     
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    I disagree rabidly.

    Where do you get "one too many times"? Far as I know, it's never been done before. And we need to scrap the current code completely as it is corrupted beyond any possible repair.
     
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    I was gonna post links to past discussions, but it's a slow day. And the opener might've brought in something new....... ya never know.
     
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    There is hardly anything fair about the fair tax. People who are wealthier tend to not spend their money on materialistic items as frequently as people who are trying to climb their way up to the top. Again we have the problem of disproportional taxation. For the people at the bottom, 30% sales tax is huge on a $77 sale, whereas for people at the top, the sales tax is almost irrelevant. Furthermore, we complain about how American values are dying because our population growth is stagnating. If the sales tax passes, there will be ZERO motivation for people to have more than two children, as they will just get butchered in consumption taxes.
     
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    I have to disagree. Income is irrelevant to "fair." It is hardly "fair" that the wealthy should carry a heavier tax burden than lower-income people. They earn their money, and a higher tax rate is nothing more than punishment for succeeding.

    Nothing "fair" about that at all.
     
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    I'm against the fair tax. People should be able to attend large outdoor gatherings where crafts and foods are sold tax-free.
     
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    Convenient. You overlooked the fact that a sales tax on materialistic items is by choice. You also overlooked the prebate. Yeah, the word for today is convenient
     

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