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    Re: why do people think a flat tax is a good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Tbird19482 View Post
    and I never said you did,
    I was suggesting the deductions
    Just a personal deduction and nothing else and tax what ever is left at a set percentage
    Have a nice day
    Deductions distort the tax and make it more complicated than necessary. They are no longer flat and there is no longer equality under the law.
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    Re: why do people think a flat tax is a good idea

    My flat tax

    First $30,000 untaxed

    Everything over that taxed at.a rate that will balance the federal budget. Congress cuts spending your taxes go down. Raise spending taxes go up. Need a little extra to start paying down the debt.

    No more payroll taxes. Everyone sits down quarterly and writes a check to the IRS.

    All income earned and unearned taxed at the same rate. No more tax loopholes, writeoffs or any other way to avoid taxes.

    I will add.more later

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    Re: why do people think a flat tax is a good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    Word salad.
    Only to those who don't read for comprehension.

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    Re: why do people think a flat tax is a good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    Huh, I didn’t say you did. Weird how you invented a straw man to attack.

    I’ve reflected far longer and still do not come to the same conclusion.

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    Re: why do people think a flat tax is a good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyChief View Post
    Liquor Tax could have been a huge source of revenue for the feds.

    They kind of shot themselves in the foot with the 18th Amendment which effectively guaranteed zero tax revenues from liquor sales.. So WHY??
    They were thinking of the moral implications and the money saved by not having to deal with drunken sots..Yet one could get a prescription from a doctor for booze and almost everyone in the family had one.
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    Re: why do people think a flat tax is a good idea

    The founders idea of how the Federal government should tax, IMO, was/would be the fairest method for acquiring revenue to fund the Federal level of government.

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    Re: why do people think a flat tax is a good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by rickc View Post
    My flat tax

    First $30,000 untaxed

    Everything over that taxed at.a rate that will balance the federal budget. Congress cuts spending your taxes go down. Raise spending taxes go up. Need a little extra to start paying down the debt.

    No more payroll taxes. Everyone sits down quarterly and writes a check to the IRS.

    All income earned and unearned taxed at the same rate. No more tax loopholes, writeoffs or any other way to avoid taxes.

    I will add.more later
    Identical to my plan.
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    Re: why do people think a flat tax is a good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by rickc View Post
    My flat tax

    First $30,000 untaxed

    Everything over that taxed at.a rate that will balance the federal budget. Congress cuts spending your taxes go down. Raise spending taxes go up. Need a little extra to start paying down the debt.

    No more payroll taxes. Everyone sits down quarterly and writes a check to the IRS.

    All income earned and unearned taxed at the same rate. No more tax loopholes, writeoffs or any other way to avoid taxes.

    I will add.more later
    I would add a 1 percent sales tax used JUST to pay off the debt and it would be dropped when the debt is paid off
    every body got some benefit from running up the debt so every body should help pay it off, and everything should be taxed and NO deductions , If a person buys something it should be taxed IF a company, large corp. buys something they should pay the sales tax too and nobody should be able to deduct it off their taxes
    lets get this paid down ( off ) then we would not be spending Billions on interest payments to countries like China and others
    have a nice day

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    Re: why do people think a flat tax is a good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Renae View Post
    When everyone had skin in the game they take goverment spend more seriously. It's really easy to accept unsustainable spending when you don't have to pay for it.
    That whole "skin in the game".. is a bunch of huey.

    The rich are the greatest proponents of unsustainable spending.

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    Re: why do people think a flat tax is a good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    That whole "skin in the game".. is a bunch of huey.

    The rich are the greatest proponents of unsustainable spending.
    Of course they are, more spending equals more profits.
    And the effect of inflation can be greatly beneficial to some while at the same time greatly detrimental to others.

    Our form of government has become one in which the people are representatives of the politicians/political parties, rather than politicians representatives of the people.

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