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January 22nd, 2013 04:55 PM
Would stock purchases (non essential) be taxed? Property?
Would local taxes be the same everywhere? State taxes?
It just changes the way taxes are perceived, right now my family pays no taxes, because after filing we get some of our witholdings back. (We try to break even) this gives us a real world solution to budgeting.
If an income tax deincentivizes earning, doesn't a sales tax equally (perhaps more so because of the "invisible" nature of federal income withholding) deincentivize spending?
If so, what would be the affect economically?
January 22nd, 2013 05:01 PM
It is not the income tax rate it is the deductions...
January 22nd, 2013 05:05 PM
January 22nd, 2013 05:08 PM
Well, the rates are set (now) based upon the net amounts of receipts. Pretty sure any measure to wholly eliminate deductions would be coupled by rate reductions.
January 22nd, 2013 08:58 PM
Why shouldn't your family pay taxes?
Everyone should pay taxes!
Shouldn't your family pay its FAIR share?
Thats the problem with the way taxes are now, 40+% don't pay $hit. Then have the gall to sit around and **** about how the people that pay a $h!t load aren't paying enough.
Maybe with a fair national sales tax everyone would feel that nice big bite out of their a$$ every year, and they would stop voting in these people that want to do nothing but spend and raise taxes.
I would go as far as to say you shouldn't even be allowed to vote if you dont pay taxes! You shouldn't be allowed to vote if you're on welfare, or any kind of government aid!
January 22nd, 2013 10:15 PM
I don't write a check, but taxes are withheld. My family's income tax contribution was just over $28,000 for 2012. I didn't "feel" it at all, because, like most Americans, I plan my contribution level to break even at filing. So Censored You!
January 22nd, 2013 10:57 PM
January 22nd, 2013 11:59 PM
You're the one that said you didn't pay any taxes in your previous post, and now you say you paid $28,000.
If you paid $28,000 in taxes, you didn't break even by far. You paid $28,000 in taxes. Just because you plan to not owe any more taxes, or not over pay your taxes so that the IRS has to send you back your overpayment (refund) doesn't mean you didn't pay any taxes.
If we were on a National sales tax you would have had $2,333 extra dollars a month in your checking account. Then only paid taxes on non essential things you purchased. If you didn't buy anything but the essentials, no taxes and $2333 of your hard earned money you could have kept.
January 23rd, 2013 06:47 AM
Re: YAY! 2013 Tax rates!
No more conservative posters in the Dome please.
Especially ones that think a national sales tax makes any ****ing sense.
January 23rd, 2013 07:30 AM
January 23rd, 2013 07:34 AM
Dont worry it will never happen, there is too much money flowing through Washington DC, common sense isn't allowed there.
Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma
January 23rd, 2013 09:47 AM
Thats one of the most pathetic things I have ever heard.
January 23rd, 2013 12:08 PM
The little to no representation of how our taxes are spent is what gets me. Why should some numb nuts congressman in Vermont have some say how my tax dollars are spent while I'm all the way down in here in Texas?
Last edited by cbsooner; January 23rd, 2013 at 12:09 PM.
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January 23rd, 2013 01:29 PM
Again, I have never measured my worth by gross income. My net income is, I feel, satisfactory for what I provide.