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policydebategod
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ruth421963
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National Sales Tax is no good

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Started: 12/21/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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policydebategod

Pro

The National Sales Tax will
- raise the the price on ordinary things for the poor
- the poor will not be able to afford food because they can barely afford it now and dont pay taxes
- children will not be able to afford the things they can now
- a national sales tax will not be enough money for the government
- it will encourage states to get rid of their sales tax, giving them less money
- states will either continue income tax or increase sales tax significantly, starving the poor
- There is a very severe problem of taxing business inputs under a sales tax. These must be exempt from tax in order to avoid cascading—taxes being levied on taxes—which creates serious economic distortions. To avoid this under a NRST, every business, no matter how small, would need some sort of exemption certificate, which would create unlimited opportunities for evasion, or they will have to be extensively audited in ways at least as onerous as under the income tax.
- Services are by their nature much more difficult to tax than goods. For this reason, no state makes any effort to tax more than a few of them. Yet the NRST would tax 100 percent of services, including medical services and government services
- Every serious analysis has concluded that a NRST would have massive evasion. Taxing the spending of drug dealers and others not currently paying income taxes will not come close to compensating for the new evasion opportunities that will be created. Since it is not in the interest of either retailers or consumers to pay the tax, and because all of the revenue is collected at the point of final sale, it will be too easy for tax-free deals to be made with producers and wholesalers.
- Under our current tax system there is withholding of taxes on wages, which is the vast bulk of the tax base
ruth421963

Con

Hey hi,
First I would like to thank you for asking me to debate,
I naturally feel as you do with this issue, however I will
try and get a few facts{hard to play thee bad guy}.
Debate Round No. 1
policydebategod

Pro

That sort of throws off the debate. Your profile says that you are against the National Retail Sales Tax, which is why I challenged you to this debate.
ruth421963

Con

Ohhhhh whewwwwwww,
I told you it didn't sound like something I'd
be against. I fixed it, catch some other time,
Peace,
Ruth
btw, hellva debate..Merry Christmas.
Debate Round No. 2
policydebategod

Pro

THIS DUMB WEBSITE MAKES ME TYPE 100 CHARACTERS ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOTHING TO RESPOND TO. PHIL IS TH BIGGEST IDIOT ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH, I SWEAR TO GOD.
ruth421963

Con

Well I can see your frustrated with the lack of a debate,
I wished I could have helped. I do hope we debate again soon
as will only become better debaters if we don't bail like we did
here.
Thanks,
Peace,
Ruth
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by topher 9 years ago
topher
Wow. This is the stupidest debate ever.

Congratulations!
Posted by policydebategod 9 years ago
policydebategod
why would you vote for ruth? she did not even debate. this proves that this site has bias voters.
Posted by dorobo 9 years ago
dorobo
Better than taking our money away from higher income taxation!
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