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  1. #1
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    Wizard of Id cartoon

    Wizard talking to the King - Sire, we charge an income tax... hey why dont we charge an outgoing tax and get more money?

    King - No, we couldn't possibly call it that, why the people of Id would be outraged!

    Lets charge a Sales tax on things they purchase and they wont even notice....

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    Good idea, the King knows his stuff. Income taxes make people feel bad for making a good income, why make a good income if the government takes half of it? Sales tax is a voluntary tax, if you buy a car you pay sales tax on but in the end you don't need to buy the car. In the end you do have rich people paying more tax, but that is because they are also consuming more. Also, it is a very simple tax to implement and administer. We have a sales tax here, as a business we just have a separate ledger for the tax we collect, we remit the amount less about 50% for our troubles and that is it. No IRS need be involved, no income tax required and government revenues are linked to an indicator that has historically always gone up(consumption), not down or remained stagnant(incomes).

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    From where you are sitting ... take a look around and tell us what you HAVEN'T paid taxes on.

    Some things you pay taxes on several times over ... like your house, cars... even though they might be paid for.

    The King is one smart dude.

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    How about less government, so we pay less taxes???
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    I doubt that will happen in my lifetime ... nor my childrens.

    Im not sure that it has ever shrunk...

    One thing you can count on shrinking for sure, and thats in your back pocket.

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    It will happen when we all get angry enough to DEMAND the government follow the constitution... or we will vote them out of office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    It will happen when we all get angry enough to DEMAND the government follow the constitution... or we will vote them out of office.


    The question is, when is when?

    Unfortunately, my perception is that most of mainstream America would rather have a beer and watch 24 than pay attention to what goes on around them. Case in point; voter apathy in the US.

    And even when they do get mad, they simply vote against what they don't like rather than checking out whether or not the alternative is a viable one.

    As Russell said "man would rather die than think. In fact, he does so".
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