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Thread: Should ther be a "Flat Tax"?

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    Should ther be a "Flat Tax"?

    Should there be a "Flat Tax"?

    A tax that would be 10 - 15% or whatever number for EVERYONE across the board.
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    Re: Should ther be a "Flat Tax"?

    You might want to check out this thread:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/econom...-flat-tax.html
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    Re: Should ther be a "Flat Tax"?

    Yes, it's the only fair tax possible. End of story.

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    Re: Should ther be a "Flat Tax"?

    flat, fair, simple, whichever, almost anything is better than the behemoth we have in place now.

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    Re: Should ther be a "Flat Tax"?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    flat, fair, simple, whichever, almost anything is better than the behemoth we have in place now.
    A national sales tax is worthy of discussion.
    But, are our business-men ready to become tax collecters ??
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    Re: Should ther be a "Flat Tax"?

    We already have flat taxes. Sales tax, cigarette taxes, alcohol tax, FICA tax, vehicle registration tax, inheritance tax, and I'm sure others.

    The advantage of the current income tax system is that it is totally incomprehensible so the federal government can do as they damn well please.

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    Re: Should ther be a "Flat Tax"?

    No.

    15% of 15,000 hurts alot worse than 15% of 500,000
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    Re: Should ther be a "Flat Tax"?

    Absolutely not. A flat income tax is regressive and as 'Your Star' points out, penalises the most vulnerable tax paying demographic. Take a look around the developed nations of the world, and note how many (if any) employ a flat rate of income tax.
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    This is simply another plank in the right wing platform. Eventually, the platform will be finished and the American class will see that it is a scaffold. And then they will take a walk up the stairs.
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    Re: Should ther be a "Flat Tax"?

    Not a flat tax but a Natioanl Sales Tax, get rid of the IRS that would save billions, then you could collect corporate income tax.
    No tax on Food period.
    The poor who buy less would feel little pain where the Rich who buy exspensive Cars, Homes, boats go to resturants, exspensive clothes, bags Ect.. will pay a large portion. This removes the need for the IRS and Loopholes the rich use to wittel their current tax liability from 55% down to 19% (this is total liability after refunds) the middle class liability is about 10% and the poor receive about 12% in earned income tax credits. this by the way would be the only peice that would stop a national sales tax because you could not redistribute the wealth to the poor in this manor. I know this because my 25 year old daughter had two kids and they live with me, she is a single mom with no income other than child support and she receives $6000.00 back in taxes.
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