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    Re: New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why don't give to the poor on your own? You are free to do that.
    Who says I don't? Why don't you support the military industrial complex research and development on your own?
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    Re: New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Who says I don't? Why don't you support the military industrial complex research and development on your own?
    Because it's a constitutional duty.
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    Re: New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Not all states have sales tax and not all businesses collect sales tax (think service economy). Who pays the sales tax on your mammogram under this program you or your insurance and is it collected on the billed amount, the amount actually paid, or just the amount you pay or the insurance pays? Are seniors going to be paying sales tax on the drugs they already struggle to buy? How much is it going to cost to run this program because you are going to need lots of auditors and enforcers. If I get injured in a car wreck and collect $10K do I get taxed on that now since I already have had to pay tax on the medical bills that were taxed? It would be far easier to just increase corporate taxes than have to deal with that crazy-scheme. If you don't pay your bill do I have to still pay your sales tax?
    Sorry I didn't bother to list exemptions. I looked it up, and there are only five states who don't have a sales tax. Hardly a good reason to scrap a good idea. Of course many of the things you listed would be exempt. A 1% tax on goods sold would be a slam dunk to administer. To try to make it complicated by all of your presumptions just shows you have a built-in bias to the idea.

    You buy a diamond ring? You pay (an additional) 1% tax that goes to the Federal government. Buy food? Medicine? Services? You don't. It's not rocket science. And we're going to see it in the not-too-distant future. 1% hurts no one. Raises hundreds of billions of dollars.
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    Re: New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    It's NOT a "Robin Hood" tax. It's just a new tax on everyone. And it doesn't take money from everyone and give it to the poor. It is the government taking money from everyone and gives it to the government.

    As Pelosi and Reed said, the private sector is doing "just fine." It is the government that needs more jobs and income. That is the Democratic Party's main issue: More money for government by taking more money from the people." To take it from the "greedy non-government employment sector."
    I think they were referring to paying off the debt. But republicans are known to be big spenders, giving away our money so the rich can get more tax breaks. And the government DOES need to create more jobs so more people have good incomes to buy in the service industry who can then hire more people.
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    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Seems like common sense to me. Im not gonna expect it to get very far in this country however.
    Much better than the Romneyhood tax, which requires your kids to be taxed more, if they end up in the middle class, for another $2 trillion of wasteful military expenditures.

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    Re: New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Because it's a constitutional duty.
    So is the welfare of the people. Lame excuse on your part, huh?
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    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    I think they were referring to paying off the debt. But republicans are known to be big spenders, giving away our money so the rich can get more tax breaks. And the government DOES need to create more jobs so more people have good incomes to buy in the service industry who can then hire more people.
    So what you are saying is there needs to be more government jobs created? Maybe a million more in the Department of Homeland Security?

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    Re: New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why don't give to the poor on your own? You are free to do that.
    We can't, because we have to save up enough to help our kids pay for the GOP military ejaculations and oil subsidies.

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    Re: New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress

    A tax on financial transactions is so destructive even our government hasn't imposed it yet.

    And Robin Hood did not steel from the rich to give to the poor. He reclaimed what was forcefully taken from them by the royalty via taxes.
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    Re: New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    We can't, because we have to save up enough to help our kids pay for the GOP military ejaculations and oil subsidies.
    I'm against oil subsidies, but why are they made such a big deal out of? They are relatively minimal compared to other subsidies.
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