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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-05 10:27 AM
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14. Since I was being facetious, I didn't quite think it that far through, but
Maybe any income earned in the US or earned by a US Citizen?

And hell, let's make it retroactive, while we're at it. That way John Q. Richguy can't take his zillions and run tax-free...
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  -What are the rebuttals for the RW flat tax idea ? steve2470  Aug-05-05 10:00 AM   #0 
  - It's flat out unfair.  Vash the Stampede   Aug-05-05 10:02 AM   #1 
  - ...precisely- and it's the only rebuttal. Flat out unfair.  formerrepuke   Aug-05-05 10:05 AM   #2 
  - Why is it unfair?  mknmehappy   Aug-05-05 04:43 PM   #26 
  - Exactly...  SteppingRazor   Aug-05-05 10:06 AM   #4 
  - I love the idea of a flat tax  Orrex   Aug-05-05 10:06 AM   #3 
  - Excellent - but still how do you tax the rich that become non-citizens?  papau   Aug-05-05 10:15 AM   #10 
  - Sell the vacant houses cheap  zbdent   Aug-05-05 10:19 AM   #12 
  - Since I was being facetious, I didn't quite think it that far through, but  Orrex   Aug-05-05 10:27 AM   #14 
  - exactly! the problem is not the rate structure, but  bbgrunt   Aug-05-05 11:18 AM   #20 
     - additionally,  bbgrunt   Aug-05-05 11:31 AM   #22 
  - How about a flat sales tax that INCLUDES STOCK sales and property?  lostnfound   Aug-05-05 10:33 AM   #16 
  - Every VAT/consumption tax has "zero rated" financial transactions  papau   Aug-05-05 12:45 PM   #23 
  - On second thought, let's not do THAT flat tax  jmowreader   Aug-05-05 04:25 PM   #24 
  - But  Johonny   Aug-05-05 10:06 AM   #5 
  - True - the poor pay a higher percentage than most of the rich!  papau   Aug-05-05 10:16 AM   #11 
  - Because it's a tax on wages  gratuitous   Aug-05-05 10:10 AM   #6 
  - Appeal to their greed. Most flat tax plans call for 17% or more.  flamin lib   Aug-05-05 10:11 AM   #7 
  - The real rate for real proposals start at 31% - the 17% was pulled out  papau   Aug-05-05 10:20 AM   #13 
     - Thanks. The 17% was an assumption that there would be no  flamin lib   Aug-05-05 10:31 AM   #15 
  - It does none of the things "you" claim/listed - accountants &attorneys  papau   Aug-05-05 10:12 AM   #8 
  - Too many to mention here...  TreasonousBastard   Aug-05-05 10:14 AM   #9 
  - I actually kind of like the idea of a flat theory  marbuc   Aug-05-05 10:34 AM   #17 
  - It doesn't work  Jacobin   Aug-05-05 10:40 AM   #18 
  - You don't have to have one tax rate to get rid of 1000s of pages of code.  1932   Aug-05-05 10:46 AM   #19 
  - Aside from all of the other problems with the flat tax,  Ron Mexico   Aug-05-05 11:27 AM   #21 
  - This one usually stops the Wingnuts in their tracks  yankeedem   Aug-05-05 04:34 PM   #25 
  - Flat tax has been dead for awhile. The new version is what they call  Egalitariat   Aug-05-05 05:04 PM   #27 
  - It will cause job loss on an unprecedented scale  jmowreader   Aug-05-05 05:25 PM   #28 

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