I may be wrong.
2) Depends on the level of the tariff compared that tax (the tariff would have to be pretty freakin' steep to do what haymarket wants it to do)
3) A "Fair Tax" would be offset at least in part by the elimination of current income taxes
4) Even if it does the same thing, I never argued in favor of a "Fair Tax," so it's irrelevant -- and it would be even if I had.
This, of course, is assuming that the trade war wouldn't result in a trade embargo, which would open an entirely different can of miserable worms.
Further, it would be far more regressive than a "fair tax," even a consumption tax, because again, these goods would be bought almost exclusively by the lower income levels. The tariff -- the tax -- would be borne almost entirely by the poor. Not so with a "fair tax" of any scheme I've seen.
Last edited by Harshaw; 11-21-10 at 04:58 PM.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
this what you couldn't find? they also have HC, 401(K),profit sharing and stock purchases.
In the United States, our compensation package is competitive with others in the industry, totaling over $5.2 billion last year. In addition to what the market requires, we base wages on experience, skills, problem-solving and job accountability. The average hourly, full-time wage for Associates in our U.S. stores is $10.76.
These wages, while competitive with industry, are in many cases entry level jobs. We realize that many stakeholders expect us to pay more, while others are concerned about our ability to remain competitive in serving our customers. We see ways to address both concerns. An example of this was our recent advocacy for an increase in the federal minimum wage.
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Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.