Originally posted by dogstar23
reply to post by solongandgoodnight
Making the government 100% dependent on consumption tax would absolutely destroy the middle class. The majority of the nation spends most of their money - the richer among us spend a much lower percentage of their money - after all, even if you're eating filet and lobster every night for dinner, you're not going to spend 1000x as much on food simply because you earn 1000x the average.
You're saying a forced income tax is somehow better than a voluntary sales tax for the middle class and that makes NO sense whatsoever. If anything, it gives the middle class an opportunity to keep the money THEY EARNED and decide where they will put that money instead of the government inefficiently deciding where they will put that money (and it usually all goes to WASTE, like paying defense contractors who charge $400 for a gallon of gas in the middle east).
edit on 9-1-2013 by eLPresidente because: (no reason given)