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humm would flat tax be a straight
Sun May 17, 2009 9:38am
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Originally Posted:
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:06pm
72.8.59.98

percentage and how would we determine that percentage?

  • Flat Tax (moved from below)Sym, Sun May 17 9:34am
    Originally posted Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:20pm 72.8.59.98 I have often felt that the structure of taxes allow for way too many loop holes and wiggle room that inevitably seem to help the "big guys" vs.... more
    • humm would flat tax be a straight — sym, Sun May 17 9:38am
      • Ahh... I may have misinterpreted....Sprout, Sun May 17 9:39am
        Originally Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:57pm 70.197.12.143 I consider a 'flat tax' to be where everyone pays the same dollar amount... ie. Everyone pays 100 dollars. If ya make 20 thousand you pay 100... more
        • Originally Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:13pm 71.186.131.204 is that I would be bloody grateful for minimally SIMPLIFICATION. Reading tax law is worse that stereo instructions LOL
          • I think David has had an excellent suggestionSprout, Sun May 17 9:41am
            Originally Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:54pm 70.197.191.2 that he has made many times over the years... Essentially that the tax code should not be more than a pamphlet... I think at one point, he even ... more
            • HA give them a wordcount that they HAVEsym, Sun May 17 9:42am
              Originally Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:45pm 71.186.131.204 to stick to (would also decrease the cost of distributing the information greatly - grinz) Hey, I'll write it for them!
              • One page, 80 columns, 60 lines.David F Mayer, Sun May 17 2:04pm
                Let them try to hide anything in THAT. Trying to get the current bunch of loophole and favors in a one page document is like trying to hid a herd of elephants in a thimble.
    • IMO simplicity is key....Sprout, Sun May 17 9:36am
      Originally Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:52pm 70.197.12.143 As you point out, loopholes are a problem. And I think that loopholes are inherent in tax code as complex as ours... IMO the key is to cut the ... more
      • sorry sprout somehow i missed thissym, Sun May 17 9:37am
        Originally Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:27am 72.8.59.98 I agree - simplify, simplify... it should be our mantra and NOT just on this issue.
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