So then if a person is on social security, food stamps, unemployment, or SDI, already receiving a hand from the government, that person ought to give the government back 9% just to be on an equal playing field with everyone else? I’m conservative and I think it’s just a dumb idea, and I won’t vote for it, or support any party that supports it. The FairTax, or a Flat Tax above a certain exemption amount is more appealing.
If they are receiving income, they should pay tax on it. What does it matter the source?
that person ought to give the government back 9% just to be on an equal playing field with everyone else?
Apart from the fact that you are missing all that is involved here, what's your objection to making nontaxpayers into taxpayers?
What's your objection to "an equal playing field"?
Are you concerned, or not, about the fact that the taker class in this country is fast approaching and will soon exceed 50% of the population? Once that occurs, what, in your view, will stop the parasite majority from making ever-more onerous demands for free stuff?
“The FairTax, or a Flat Tax above a certain exemption amount is more appealing.”
Yes, lies can be very appealing.
NBC, you’re absolutely right.
Billionaire-funded ‘tea party’ groups like the Kochs’ Center for American Prosperity, who have funded Cain in the past and provided him his intellectual horsepower for the campaign, are big on this type of solution. As are the multimillionaire conservative talk-show hosts.
But blue-dog type Dems are right to point out that the tax code that allowed us to thrive under Reagan, Clinton and parts of Bush, hasn’t suddenly become the problem with out economy.
It’s a heck of a lot easier to campaign on tax cuts than on spending cuts, which further contributes to our candidates going this route. But four years into this economic pain, middle America is not going to go for this drastic leveling of the tax code, and Obama is going to scamper to reelection if he has the good fortune to campaign against it.
Eradicating Obamacare, cutting the corporate income tax, which Palin rightly points out is the breeding ground for the crony capitalism that is ruining our governance, and cutting spending and regulations are parts of the solution for the economy and the GOP. Not this drastic rebalancing of the tax code—that fails every time it is ultimately put to the electorate.