reply to post by whatukno
We as a nation are running a deficit, which means that we are spending more money than we are taking in. Logically the first step in fixing this is to
reduce spending. You simply cannot reduce taxes without reducing spending first otherwise you increase the debt.
If you reduce taxes under the current situation then logically Congress will have to reduce spending, but when has Congress ever been accused of
So, you expect me to understand laws that tax attorneys, tax accountants, and tax collectors cannot? I fear you are expecting much too much from me. I
think you may need to scale that back a tad so that you aren't horribly disappointed when I don't meet your expectations. You are putting me at
impossibly high standards. I can only do my best. If I fail to meet your expectations, that is only a disappointment for you and not reality.
No, I don't expect you to understand that law, I expect you to be honest and admit you don't, which I guess you are doing now, and then to do what
you can to repeal that law and replace it with a saner one. I don't think that is such an impossibly high standard. Ron Paul has not been able to
do much of what he would like to see done, but his efforts are legendary, and even if your own efforts would differ from his, if they are efforts at
reigning in Congress' outrageous legislative diarrhea, then you too will become legendary!
I have no doubt at all that you will do your best, and this is why I have such high expectations of you. You can not possibly disappoint me, since I
understand completely what you would up against, and if your efforts are strong and consistent, I assure you that I will not be disappointed in
I do agree that tax laws are too insane for anyone to fully comprehend. What do you expect? I could push for a flat tax of 15% across the board on
everything. It would be simple enough, but who would go for it?
I am not so sure I agree with a flat tax, but your number is low enough to make it a little less bitter. I will agree that under our current
situation we can't just undo income taxation all together, although it would be nice to see us headed in that direction, and your suggestion of a
flat tax is a step in that direction, I think. I know flat taxes on income are not so popular, but what tax is?
You are again sounding like that Wuk I've come to know and love, willing to listen and hear another view, but sticking to your guns when you think
your right. If your right more times than not, this quality of yours will probably make you a damn fine legislator. Yes, perhaps you and End could
debate this idea of a flat tax in comparison to his own ideas on how to tax effectively without punishing producers. However, in your real campaign,
it would probably be best to avoid discussing matters of taxation and stay with lines like:
I do agree that tax laws are too insane for anyone to fully comprehend.
And then maybe rely on that tactic I suggested of insisting that because they are too insane to fully understand, you will have to study the issue
further and will have an answer later, and then just do what you can to get elected, and then start pushing for a flat tax, if that is what you think
will work. It will simplify the income tax laws, and that is the most important thing of this issue, to make sure the law is understandable.