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David F Mayer
I prefer income tax to sales tax.
Thu May 14, 2009 9:38pm

Sales tax hits everybody. Income tax hits people only when they have income. Retirees, unemployed persons, etc, etc, would not pay any income taxes, but WOULD pay sales taxes.

I say, pay it when you are getting it, and not otherwise. That makes more sense to me.

David F Mayer

  • I agree....Sprout, Thu May 14 9:23pm
    Which is why the 'fair tax plan' provides a rebate (called a pre-bate) that is paid to each individual. This returns to each individaul the amount of taxes that they spend on the basic essentials...... more
    • I prefer income tax to sales tax. — David F Mayer, Thu May 14 9:38pm
      • Likewise.Poppet, Fri May 15 9:19am
        Sales Taxes are, by their very nature, regressive. Even when exceptions are made for certain necessities like food and medicine, the overall effect is to collect a far greater portion of the income... more
        • VAT = Universal Sales Tax at All Levels. It stinks.David F Mayer, Fri May 15 10:25am
          VAT is another example of how "liberal" Europe kisses the butts of the rich guys while taxing the hell out of the working classes. So are "Payroll Taxes". They are equally regressive, having a cap on ... more
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