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  • Income tax - no changes in the status quo

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  • Flat tax - Everyone pays the same %

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  • National sales tax - don't spend, you don't pay taxes

    47 23.86%
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    10 5.08%
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Thread: Income tax; Flat tax; National Sales tax; No tax

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    Re: Income tax; Flat tax; National Sales tax; No tax

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    we need to create an incentive for those who want more government to feel the cost of it
    Why would we want to burden those who can pay the least? What kind of evil, selfish, self centered, totally absorbed individual who scorns society would want that? There cannot be more than a few of those people ..... can there????? Such feelings are 180 degrees opposite the Christian tradion that helped found this nation and the spirit of fellowship and community which unites us as a common people. Its un-American I tell you!!!!
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    Re: Income tax; Flat tax; National Sales tax; No tax

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    we need to create an incentive for those who want more government to feel the cost of it
    We also could cure Type 2 Diabetes by starving people to death.
    A National sales tax would help do just that.
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    Re: Income tax; Flat tax; National Sales tax; No tax

    pay the least? this isn't a communist nation-if people want more and more they need to step to the plate

    why should I have to pay more and more because others want more and more?



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    Re: Income tax; Flat tax; National Sales tax; No tax

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    We also could cure Type 2 Diabetes by starving people to death.
    A National sales tax would help do just that.
    that is rather stupid-care to try again



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    Re: Income tax; Flat tax; National Sales tax; No tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    Won't a consumption tax reduce consumer spending and increase savings?
    Yes, for a good example see what the AVT did in europe.

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    Re: Income tax; Flat tax; National Sales tax; No tax

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    hard to say. with some yes, with others no. but one of this country's problems is excessive consumption and not enough saving
    No, not really. Our economy is based on consumerism. When we don't spend money we fall into a recession. If spending drops too much we will be in a depression.

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    Re: Income tax; Flat tax; National Sales tax; No tax

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    pay the least? this isn't a communist nation-if people want more and more they need to step to the plate

    why should I have to pay more and more because others want more and more?
    I 100% agree with TurtleMan. I understand that some people may want money for this or that but there is a cost associated with it.

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    Re: Income tax; Flat tax; National Sales tax; No tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    No, not really. Our economy is based on consumerism. When we don't spend money we fall into a recession. If spending drops too much we will be in a depression.
    you seem to forget-if the government spends less money we are better off



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    Re: Income tax; Flat tax; National Sales tax; No tax

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Why would we want to burden those who can pay the least?
    So that they can reduce their burden by reducing government spending. You know this, why are you asking.

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    Re: Income tax; Flat tax; National Sales tax; No tax

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    if the government spends less money we are better off
    While your statement makes me warm and fuzzy inside ** like I just eat a rabbit ** government spending and personal spending are orthoginal to eachother.

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