"There is something fundamentally wrong with your premise that we should let the drug dealers, whores, and pimps and dishonest business people get a free pass on taxes while you and I tax slave longer than necessary each year to cover their asses." I am only recognizing and accepting the fact that dishonest people will always be with us. These people could still be arrested for avoiding payment of their tax bill--just like they can be today. And what happens when the black market for "national-sales-tax" items becomes prevalent? And believe me, it will happen. "Psst...buddy. How about buying this nice, slightly-used CD player without paying the NST?"
posted on 03/31/2002 1:50:49 PM PST
Okay, if there is a flat tax implemented, people like General Electric, who haven't paid a tax in about 20 years will have to pay. You see, that there are plenty of dishonest corporations who ship stock around from foreign factories, in order to not pay taxes. Here's a great idea. Implement your flat tax on income tax. Implement a small tax on retail items. DO NOT however tax things that you are selling second hand. The tax has been collected on a used item already, why tax it again, and again? That is a little secret people don't understand.
Every time you buy something used from a retail store, the government benefits twice, or more with each transaction.
Flat Tax, Small Sales Tax, no more. Our government takes too much. Almost 45% of my wages go out in taxes, while certain corporations pay none. Make EVERYONE accountable. Who cares about the scumbags and the lowlifes? They pay too, in their own way.
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