View Poll Results: Which tax system is most 'fair'?

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Thread: Which tax system is most 'fair'

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    Which tax system is most 'fair'

    What's the most 'fair' tax system? (not asking which is most sustainable, just which would be most 'fair', in a morality sort of way)

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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Progressive tax

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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    fairness has no meaning since it is twisted beyond all recognition

    the most fair tax is a use tax. You pay for what you use.

    the second fairest tax is a consumption tax-everyone has to pay it and the more you engage in transactions, the more you pay. a gasoline tax is a form of that as is a sales tax

    the next fairest tax is a flat tax--true, many people end up paying more than they use just as many pay for far less than they use but the advantage of this tax is that politicians cannot pander to non tax payers or low bracket tax payers with promises of more handouts paid for by those in higher brackets

    a progressive income tax is the worst and least fair because those who pay the most taxes are held hostage by the majority of voters who can continue to vote up the taxes on teh top bracket in order to loot their wealth

    under a progressive tax, the state of having to pay far more than what you use is accentuated.

    morally, no one should have to be forced to care for someone unless the former is responsible for the plight of the latter. to claim that it is fair to make someone shoulder the responsibility of another is clearly specious



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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Progressive tax.

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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    I concur with the FairTax
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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    I'd say one of two things. Either a federal sales tax, or a semi-progressive income tax, where everyone is taxed a flat rate on any earnings above a certain threshold meant to guarantee a minimum standard of living.
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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I'd say one of two things. Either a federal sales tax, or a semi-progressive income tax, where everyone is taxed a flat rate on any earnings above a certain threshold meant to guarantee a minimum standard of living.
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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
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    Re: Which tax system is most 'fair'

    I'll take flat tax for 400, Alex.

    Pretty easy question though. Liberal - progressive tax. Anything but liberal - fair/flat tax.

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