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To: Voice in your head
You advocate sin taxes and I was beginning to think you had a libertarian streak.

Fund a limited, Constitutional govt the way the Founders intended via tariffs.

Stay away from "sin taxes".

The power to tax is the power to destroy.

If the powers that be don't like any particular activity all they need do is label it a sin and that activity will cease.

Regards

J.R.

13 posted on 02/14/2004 12:12:51 PM PST by NMC EXP (Choose one: [a] party [b] principle.)
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To: NMC EXP
If we work on the assumption that government needs some revenue, why should we choose to tax trade, rather than taxing what I proposed?

Taxing imports makes them more expensive for the consumer. What is more important for consumers to be able to afford? Clothing, electronics, and vehicles - or beer, cigarettes, and Hustler?
14 posted on 02/14/2004 5:01:50 PM PST by Voice in your head ("The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." - Thucydides)
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