Skip to comments.FairTax / flat tax debate, Northfield, MN
Posted on 04/03/2008 12:03:31 PM PDT by Man50D
St Olaf's College, Northfield, MN
A debate will be held in Buntrock Hall, St Olaf's College, Northfield, MN at 8:00 PM, Thursday April 10th. The event is sponsored by the St Olaf College Republicans, but it is open to all interested parties regardless of political affiliation. David Strom, a graduate and professor at neighboring Carlton College will argue for the flat tax. Mr Strom is now President of THE FAIR MARKET INSTITUTE after a term as President of THE MN TAXPAYERS LEAGUE. He can be heard weekly on The Patriot, radio station 1280 AM, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Dennis Madden will argue for the FAIR TAX. Dennis is the volunteer State Director for MN 4 FAIR TAX, an arm of AMERICANS FOR FAIR TAXATION, the grassroots organization working for the passage of HR 25 and S 1025, THE FAIR TAX ACT of 2007.
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2008
Time: 8:00 PM
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I’ll take a flat tax please, with a side of fries.
With all due respect, its a waste of time.
St. Olaf is so ignorantly liberal. Save the effort for an audience that counts.
Using the effective tax rates provided at fairtax.org and comparing them to the effective tax rates under the current tax code, you’ll find that the fair tax is not anywhere close to as flat of a tax as the current tax code.
It sure is growing, just not at socialist St. Olaf.
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almost all workers find it hard to get over that 2% misc deduction....yet business men can routinely write off lunches, and drinks, and sporting events, and golf outings, etc etc...
the most egregious to me is the frequent flier miles/hotels that business men accrue.....the business pays for all of their out of town expenses and their flights, yet the business man gets to get all those free rides and hotel stays for him and his family....THAT should be absolutely taxed as income.....as should all the other freebies...
Maybe the St. Olaf Republicans should get together with the Carleton Republicans and the Macalester Republicans and they can form a baskeball team.
I wonder if Minnesotans for Glabal Warming will be there too...
this is why one ought to be a producer rather than a consumer...set up your own business and claim these same tax breaks! Anyone can do it with enough motivation...
“I don’t know about the “fair” tax......I do think that the current tax system favors certain groups....”
No doubt about that.
I think a better solution would be to just simplify the current code. Remove deductions and lower listed rates... it would be far less disruptive to the economy. I think people underestimate the broad effect a quick (less than 10 years) and massive change to the tax code would have.
They might get a full roster, but I’m not sure they’d be tall enough.
“Have you bothered to look at the 2007 1040 booklet? The 2007 tax table is 12 pages long! People only pay one rate at the cash register for The Fair Tax.”
The 2007 tax table can be summarized in just a few lines (see p.87 of the 1040 instruction book). The table is 12 pages long because too many fools can’t do basic math.
But that doesn’t address the “flatness” of the tax. The length or brevity of a tax table has no direct relationship to the flatness of the tax structure.
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