posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 05:59 AM
Originally posted by eLPresidente
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)
So the poor are going to have to buy everything USED to NOT pay a tax if they are border-line poor? I am talking about the lower middle class! Does
not sound like a good idea to me at all.
As for the rich they might end up paying a bit more than they are used to, but it would still be pocket change compared to an actual progressive
taxation system that was properly enforced. Sure we have such a system now but the income brackets are heavily skewed against the middle class and
the dollars collected from the rich is not easily enforceable; there are too many tax incentives and fraudulent loopholes.
I am not suprised the republicans are thinking about this. Anything that rips off the middle class and eternally protetcs the rich is good for them.