National Retail Flat Tax of 10% on all retail items
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I do not think it is fair to force me to defend the current model, as I should be able to attack your argument on my own terms. Regardless, I accept.
Point of clarification: the tax you propose is the end tax on retail items (much like sales tax). This tax does not trigger from business-to-business transactions (e.g. a wholesaler selling Home Depot lumber).
Question: does this tax apply to food, clothing, and other necessary items?
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Therefore, the status quo is superior.
It is true that a 10% would be a lot less than what the federal government usually get, but this could finally lead to cuts the government and the budget saving money. With this flat tax it would be a lot simpler and their won't be a 47% people not paying income taxes. There no longer will be a 99% vs 1% there would only one percentage called the 100%. It would tax people on how they live not their paycheck. Would be taxing illegal immigrants, tourists, and everyone else that buys from the United States.
Vote pro because it is time to change the tax system to a better place.
First you would need to get rid of Social Security, and that can't happen for a few decades, thus, the status quo is superior to the 10% flat tax, at least for a few decades.
The real debate would have been around the expected revenue, as the number I quoted is 10% of every dollar of income. Obviously, not every dollar is spent on taxable goods, let alone spent at all(savings, investing). The debate would have been that 10% is too low.
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Vote Placed by wrichcirw 3 years ago
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