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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Hey, this is interesting: Glenn Beck: What if ‘progressive tax’ became ‘progressive pricing’? – Glenn Beck

    Wonder how I knew this was a nutty Beck idea...
    Good work, when you mentioned it earlier, I thought to myself that has to be where this silly question came form.


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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    So, where are all these weird ideas coming from. The blatantly unconstitutional "progressive" taxation scam (try reading the Fourteenth Amendment, people. taxing people more because they have more is a violaton of the Equal Protection Clause) has not benefitted the United States. In recent years the punitive taxation policies have caused businesses to flee the country. It stifles investment and created entire industries dedicated to nothing but finding ways to hide money from the tax man.

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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    If we follow the progressive tax logic it would a progressive price too.
    Otherwise I don't see any sense.

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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    So, where are all these weird ideas coming from. The blatantly unconstitutional "progressive" taxation scam (try reading the Fourteenth Amendment, people. taxing people more because they have more is a violaton of the Equal Protection Clause) has not benefitted the United States. In recent years the punitive taxation policies have caused businesses to flee the country. It stifles investment and created entire industries dedicated to nothing but finding ways to hide money from the tax man.
    People attempting to make bad analogies.

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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Good work, when you mentioned it earlier, I thought to myself that has to be where this silly question came form.
    Actually it came from Harry's poll question about grades.


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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Well, we sort of already have this. It's called food stamps and WIC.
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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    The reason why we don't have this is because it's much harder to regulate, causes a lot of bureaucracy and makes it harder for the people to track how much they get taxed.

    Also, it would cause bad incentives. Because there is never an even ratio of high paying and low paying customers. High paying customers will direct their spending towards investment while low paying customers will spend a lot more. This will cause the government to lose a lot of revenue.

    I don't really see why some conservatives are against progressive taxation, or at least don't mind it that much. I'm a conservative because I despise the values of multiculturists, bleeding heart liberals and trade union supporters. Even Hong Kong got progressive taxation. I just don't want trade unions to control my work place, decide my wage and hours and take my tax money. I want to punish criminals and I'm no fan of luxury prisons. I don't want senseless immigration policies just because some people have decided that we have a obligation to "save" the world. (This applies to Europe, not New Zealand).

    However, I would never support a flat income tax. People that earn more should pay more because they have a better ablity to pay. I'm more concerned about the overall defecit and Obama's lack of will to do anything about it.

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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    We all know about the progressive income tax - the more you make, the more you pay. Would you support that idea at the grocery store as well? If you make over a certain amount, you have to pay an inflated price for your gallon of milk. If you make under a certain amount, you get the gallon of milk for free or for very little money. This idea would only increase the costs for all.

    Would this work in our society? Would you approve of it?Two noes..or is it "no's".
    Imagine a rich man's grocery store in a gated community, would their prices be different than those of Walmart ?
    Right now, the poor, in many cases pay more than the rich, due to location, crime, and their ignorance.

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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Is a grocery store the same as a government? If not, it's a stupid question.
    ^^^

    This. Sheesh.

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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Hey, this is interesting: Glenn Beck: What if ‘progressive tax’ became ‘progressive pricing’? – Glenn Beck

    Wonder how I knew this was a nutty Beck idea...
    Interesting that PB "liked" this post while his sig says "Next time your family budget gets too tight, ask your boss for a pay cut. According to the Republicans, your revenue will go up." Is that any better of an analogy than the one you criticize Mellie for, ya think?
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