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    Re: Do You Agree With Gary Johnson?

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    Re: Do You Agree With Gary Johnson?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    How so? You'll only be taxed on what you spend, rather than having half your paycheck stolen. The poor tend to spend much less, so they would be taxed less. The FairTax means they can put money in savings and build wealth without having a dime of it taken.

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    I see this as only beneficial to the poor.
    The poor spend more of their general income than the rich do, just on basic necessities.
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    Re: Do You Agree With Gary Johnson?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Lol, true. But his reasons for leaving are phenomenal. He pretty much put the finger up as high as he could manage on his way out. He's worth looking into for 2016, especially with the current crop of candidates.
    He did, and I do respect him for that. I wish a few Dems would do the same. The Dems tried to get get Bernie Sanders to join them as more than a caucus member and he told them to cram it.

    I would consider voting for Gary Johnson, but I'll vote Green first, only if to ensure they remain on the ballot here in NY.
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    Re: Do You Agree With Gary Johnson?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    An agency as corrupt as the IRS has become cannot be salvaged.

    Best would be to change the tax structure, so that we do not need nearly so big and powerful an agency to collect it.

    But even short of that, I think we at least need to abolish the existing agency, and, if necessary, create a new agency; with employees of the IRS not being eligible to be employed in any government agency. As many as can be properly prosecuted of the existing IRS staff need to be tried, convicted, and sentenced to hard jail time.

    Let the fate of the IRS and its employees stand as an example and a warning to those who wind up employed in the new agency that takes its place. We need to demonstrate a zero-tolerance policy toward that kind of corruption.
    If the IRS had held to statute in the first place there couldn't have been a "scandal".
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    Re: Do You Agree With Gary Johnson?

    The idea has appeal, but it's impractical. For one thing, it just ain't gonna happen. For another thing, it'd just be replaced with the same thing with a different name.

    We do need serious overhaul and simplification, however... though I won't hold my breath on that, either.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Do You Agree With Gary Johnson?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The poor spend more of their general income than the rich do, just on basic necessities.
    Basic necessities would be essentially tax-free through something called a "prebate." They explain it a bit more in-depth on the site.

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    Re: Do You Agree With Gary Johnson?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Basic necessities would be essentially tax-free through something called a "prebate." They explain it a bit more in-depth on the site.
    Which basically makes it not what it says on the tin. I've read it ... doesn't appeal to me. I'd rather see a narrowing of tax brackets and cut off the damn loopholes so the rich can't just park money overseas.
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    Re: Do You Agree With Gary Johnson?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    He did, and I do respect him for that. I wish a few Dems would do the same. The Dems tried to get get Bernie Sanders to join them as more than a caucus member and he told them to cram it.

    I would consider voting for Gary Johnson, but I'll vote Green first, only if to ensure they remain on the ballot here in NY.
    I like the Green Party. I actually donated a substancial amount to Jill Stein's campaign despite the fact I voted for Gary Johnson. They seem to have a moderate left-libertarian bent to them, which I appreciate. GJ is the man though. He is leaps and bounds ahead of anyone the Green Party could put up imo. They are a good backup choice, though, for when I don't like the Libertarian.

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    Re: Do You Agree With Gary Johnson?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Do you agree with Gary Johnson? Should we abolish the IRS?

    Gary Johnson: Abolish The IRS | The Daily Caller
    Can't abolish the IRS without SIGNIFICANT revamping of our Tax Code.

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    Re: Do You Agree With Gary Johnson?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Well, he was. He's got the stank on him.
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