“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Well, it all depends what it is and what it replaces and what are the rules.
I am against the FairTax because I think it would be a disaster.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
I tend to be against it as sales taxes and similar taxes tend to be regressive in nature. Ny necessity the poor and middle class tend to spend a larger percentage of their income on consumption than the rich.
We absolutely should *not* add a VAT to our current set up. If anything we should be looking at our existing tax code before doing something so stupid as adding a VAT to existing conditions.
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.
A VAT is only paid on the end use product.
Sales tax- is that not added at each level of the chain from product received to thru various vendors till you purchase it? That can be regressive.
No, unless the federal income tax is then eliminated.