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    Re: Gov. Sam Brownback signs bill averting furloughs

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    equivalent scenario citations needed.
    :raises eyebrow: you are really aware that essential federal personnel worked through the shutdowns?

    United States Consumer Spending | 1950-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar
    US Consumer Spending was 11.2T or so
    US total Income Tax is around 2.2T

    On its face, that's about a 19.7% Consumption Tax needed to remain revenue neutral.
    That would be a net tax increase for at least 60% of households
    Historical Average Federal Tax Rates for All Households
    Well, goodness - here I thought we were talking about a single state making incremental moves, vice a full-blown national shift.

    But yes, you'd need a consumption tax around there, dependent on how you structured it. Which would indeed raise effective rates for the majority of households - that's why the Fair Tax folks have the Prebate, to make their policy more progressive than the current structure, by making all spending up to the poverty line tax-free.
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    Re: Gov. Sam Brownback signs bill averting furloughs

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    :raises eyebrow: you are really aware that essential federal personnel worked through the shutdowns?
    http://www.bsnlawfirm.com/newsletter/OP0413_Natter.pdf
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    Well, goodness - here I thought we were talking about a single state making incremental moves, vice a full-blown national shift.

    I wasn't aware you are a Kansas resident, if you are and only meant it in that context. My apology. I would wager though if I worked out the math,
    it would affect an even HIGHER percentage of households.

    But yes, you'd need a consumption tax around there, dependent on how you structured it. Which would indeed raise effective rates for the majority of households - that's why the Fair Tax folks have the Prebate, to make their policy more progressive than the current structure, by making all spending up to the poverty line tax-free.
    I don't think this is really true.

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