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Sprout
Ahh... I may have misinterpreted....
Sun May 17, 2009 9:39am
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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 bucks. If you make 1 million, you pay 100 bucks.

I consider a "flat RATE tax" to be where everyone pays the same percent... ie. Everyone pays 10%. So, if you make 20 thousand, you pay 2 thousand dollars. If you make 2 million, you pay 2 hundred thousand dollars.

If we went with a flat rate tax, I would say we need to look at how much revenue we need... Then decide what level to start at..... I would say we start charging at the poverty line... So that that percentage is ONLY paid on money above that which it takes to survive.

  • humm would flat tax be a straightsym, Sun May 17 9:38am
    Originally Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:06pm 72.8.59.98 percentage and how would we determine that percentage?
    • Ahh... I may have misinterpreted.... — Sprout, Sun May 17 9:39am
      • 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.
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