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Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look
Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2009 | Lori Montgomery

Posted on 05/27/2009 2:33:22 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Levy Viewed as Way to Reduce Deficits, Fund Health Reform

With budget deficits soaring and President Obama pushing a trillion-dollar-plus expansion of health coverage, some Washington policymakers are taking a fresh look at a money-making idea long considered politically taboo: a national sales tax.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: communisim; fairtax; mediaworks4obama; nationalization; nationalsalestax; obamatruthfiles; socializedmedicine
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I saw a news scroll on my local news stating that congress is mulling this. I came online googled it in NEWS and the way that the media is reporting this is like they work for Obama. I am not shocked persay but how could such ludicrous news be presented like it is what Obama wants to pay for health care so it will be?

This needs to stop.

1 posted on 05/27/2009 2:33:22 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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Go see how the media are PRESENTING this click here
2 posted on 05/27/2009 2:35:00 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Sales tax w/o income tax: not innovative, totally unacceptable

Sales tax WITH income tax: innovative, refreshing, and ubundantly do-able.


3 posted on 05/27/2009 2:36:32 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

My understanding is it would take a 15% value added tax to cover the cost of nationalized health care. This is a tax on everyone, nut just the hated rich. I’d be willing to bet a lot of money on the outcome of this idea. I hope the Dems try it. Talk about the tax and spend label the Republicans could use against the Dems.


4 posted on 05/27/2009 2:38:05 PM PDT by yazoo (Conservatives believe what they see. Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
....HOPE........

....CHANGE.....

5 posted on 05/27/2009 2:38:14 PM PDT by exnavy (I'll keep my God and my guns, the dems can keep the change.)
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To: gaijin
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of the Obama Administration’s Scary Trial Balloon
6 posted on 05/27/2009 2:38:18 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

looks like an absolute replication of Canada’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), which all goes to pay for socialized medicine.


7 posted on 05/27/2009 2:39:21 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives; gaijin
Sales tax w/o income tax: not innovative on a national level, totally unacceptable
8 posted on 05/27/2009 2:40:30 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The other name for that is the “ Gouge and Screw Tax”


9 posted on 05/27/2009 2:41:51 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( If this be treason, then lets make the best of it.)
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To: yazoo
Do you know how many things that LOOK like they would never pass that have? The bailout crap for starters.I fear this is politics but destruction to the point of complete liberal power in the highest office in the land.

Obama could trial balloon in the media the idea of us all eating only goats and their milk and all have to pay for health care for illegals with a tax and the media would go for it and promote it until done.

Fox News was the only article in a google search that said this was a bad thing.

10 posted on 05/27/2009 2:42:45 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

a VAT is not a sales tax. Its a hidden tax imposed at every stage of production


11 posted on 05/27/2009 2:43:08 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives; gaijin
10% Sales Tax, that is, along with ABOLISHING THE IRS...
12 posted on 05/27/2009 2:44:16 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Bartering will reach all time high.


13 posted on 05/27/2009 2:45:23 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: gaijin

Paychecks seem to be gutted and gutted more. If you bust your ass and work doing skilled labor all day and into OT by the time you pay the tax on the OT you may as well just give up and die.


14 posted on 05/27/2009 2:45:40 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Since when is adding a new tax on top of all the other taxes an “unthinkable” thing in DC?


15 posted on 05/27/2009 2:46:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
By the time the 2010 elections come around the Dims will have the US so wrapped up in communism that the sheeple will not allow the probable new Republican majority to correct the course of the vehicle before it runs over the ledge. They will be so attached to the scraps (freebies) that Obama tosses to them.

If the Dims retain control after 2010 by the time the Anointed One comes up for reelection our pay checks will be transmitted directly to the US Government and then it will be divided up to the States and the local governments and the pitiful remainder may get sent to us.

This will let Obama control us and the States and if they do not toe the leftist line they get nothing.

16 posted on 05/27/2009 2:46:48 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Carley; autumnraine
Bartering will reach all time high.

Practice...practice.

17 posted on 05/27/2009 2:47:20 PM PDT by 2Jedismom (Μολών Λαβέ)
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To: yazoo

At the end of the year, they’d probably kick in a big tax credit for those making under a certain amount...cancelling out what they had had to pay in value added tax...betcha that’s the plan. We’ve got to keep those welfare families happy, and what better what than to exempt them from the taxes everyone else pays.


18 posted on 05/27/2009 2:47:51 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Jim 0216

The IRS will never be abolished stop posting Obamafalsehope.


19 posted on 05/27/2009 2:48:01 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
"Everybody who understands our long-term budget problems understands we're going to need a new source of revenue,...

There is a distinct lack of the word "cuts" in all discussions of government revenue.

Gosh.

20 posted on 05/27/2009 2:48:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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