posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 05:41 AM
well, after reading these posts....
I have to put in a few concerns...
I've listened some about the fair tax, I haven't written it off as a bad idea....I just don't think it's gonna bring in the kind of money our
government it used to spending, of course, it isn't bringing in that kind of money now either, is it?
someone suggested that having more people, with more buying power out shopping for goods will drive prices down. But then, if I have an auction up on
ebay, and well, if there's alot of people wanting to buy it, I'm going to get a better price than if there's only two or three people interested,
ain't I? and well, $100 dollars is alot of money to spend on a pair of sneakers if you are only making minimum wage isn't it? just think, if we
were all making minimum wage, that $100 dollar pair of sneaker would probably cost a tad bit less, ya think? I somehow don't think that have more
people with more money to spend is an effective way to lower prices....ain't saying that we should all be making minimum wage either...but well, it
does seem that the people would be more willing to pay the higher prices if they found themselves with more money...and that's all the companies
when child health plus was started in NY, Blue Cross Blue shield got the great contract from the state. all these kids that were once uninsured,
became insured which caused massive growth in the healthcare area. but well who benefitted? doctors and nursed did for sure, hospitals and
such.....the people who were uninsured did....but for you average consumer, well, blue cross blue shield Increased their premiums.....why not, the
government was willing to catch those who fell out, or so is the general thinking.. they didn't pass any of the new found windfall down to the
consumer, neither did the hospitals or doctors for that matter. and well, the big beneficiary of all this was the CEO of blue cross blue shield, and
the various departments presidents and ceo's...their salaries about doubled!!
In plain simple words....I have my doubts that the companies and businesses will let any of the benefits they see from a change in the tax system be
passed down to all...they gonna keep in in their little circle on the top....where, well, ya some of it will be spent on consumer goods, but alot more
will be invested, since well, you can only buy so much in consumer goods before you end up with a mansion so full of crap that you can't find room to
walk into it!
someone suggested that we'd have all these new taxpaying tourists...but well, our stuff is already higher than most countries as it is, it might just
kill the tourist industry maybe, since this tax would just make it that much higher.
and someone else suggested that it would increase high paying jobs....but then, any of those high paying jobs will come with a need for higher
education, which only leads to a higher need for student loans, grants, ect. and we will all still want our little cashiers, burger flippers, office
clerks, ect....and more than likely still be paying them so little that they skip away tax free.
the one good thing I see in it really, is that it cuts out one beuracractic monster, the IRS....and the cost associated with it...but then, well, I'm
sure it won't take long for the polywogs in washington to find a suitable replacement to the IRS with more than likely a bigger budget. the
government will still be spending more money than we taxpayers are gonna be willing to give them, the companies and corporations that are finding
all these creative ways to avoid the share of taxes now will just be off scott free. and it will be mainly the middle class that will be expected to
pick up for the millions and billions of dollars that is lost when all that capitol that the upper classes couldn't possibly spend in their lifetimes
is invested instead.
but like I first pointed out in my previous posts....I think it would be much easier to avoid paying taxes with the fair tax system....If I get
overtaxed or peeved off about something, I don't have to quit my job, just cut my spending down to the bare necessities, and well, save the rest...