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    Re: Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I wouldn't mind cutting payroll taxes by an equivalent amount, to offset the difficulty the poor would have affording gasoline.
    And remove the crap deduction from my paycheck that is "Social Security".
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    Re: Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    The greed, ineptitude, and arrogance of the O administration knows no bounds.
    Where has the Obama administration endorsed this idea?
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    Re: Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Where has the Obama administration endorsed this idea?
    You're kidding, right? This would not have been floated by Conrad without the go-ahead from Prez Doofus. This way, the admin gets to see the reaction to the trial balloon while seemingly having clean hands.


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    Re: Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Where has the Obama administration endorsed this idea?
    Taht they didn't dismiss it outright as crap...
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    You're kidding, right? This would not have been floated by Conrad without the go-ahead from Prez Doofus.
    Senators do not work for the president. They have agendas of their own which may or may not coincide with the president's.

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    This way, the admin gets to see the reaction to the trial balloon while seemingly having clean hands.
    Even if that were true, is floating a trial balloon the same as endorsing the idea?
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    Re: Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Taht they didn't dismiss it outright as crap...
    So let me see if I understand the position of those on the right...

    President Obama is running up the debt too fast, whine/cry.

    President Obama is looking at ways to reduce deficit spending, whine/cry.

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    Re: Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    You have to hand it to Obama. Even if he were to sign such a bill he will have kept his word. He said he would lower income taxes for 95% of the country. He never said that they would not pay more taxes...

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    Re: Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So let me see if I understand the position of those on the right...

    President Obama is running up the debt too fast, whine/cry.

    President Obama is looking at ways to reduce deficit spending, whine/cry.
    And there you are, cheering him on saying "More please sir, tax me more sir".
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    The greed, ineptitude, and arrogance of the O administration knows no bounds.
    If it means the dismantling of the IRS, then I am all for a national sales tax.
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    Re: Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So let me see if I understand the position of those on the right...

    President Obama is running up the debt too fast, whine/cry.

    President Obama is looking at ways to reduce deficit spending, whine/cry.
    True conservitives want neither. If you do not run up national debt you will not need to tax us to cover it.

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