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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 01:38 PM
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26. Point of purchase taxation hits the poorest, hardest
If you have to spend everything you earn to stay alive and put a roof over your head, you are in a world of hurt. BUT if you are rich, you can spend and spend, and probably not even touch most of the loot you haul in.

and don;t forget, rich people have 'networks' and accountants. Even now, there is a lot of "trading" going on..

Service for service.. example:

An orthodontist "trades" his services for some rich kids, in exchange for the free use of a spiffy new car from the car-dealer daddy..

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  -Is everyone choking back tears over the poor IRS? SoCalDem  Feb-05-07 12:17 PM   #0 
  - I've always argued for a national sales tax  Taverner   Feb-05-07 12:19 PM   #1 
  - IF we got, in benefits, what VAT countries offer THEIR citizens, I would be for it.,  SoCalDem   Feb-05-07 12:23 PM   #4 
  - Yes, the VAT countries offer generous social benefits and  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-05-07 12:33 PM   #16 
  - And you've always been wrong.  greyhound1966   Feb-05-07 12:54 PM   #18 
  - Nail. Hammer. Head. n/t  Nickster   Feb-05-07 01:08 PM   #21 
  - Thank you, and what the hell happened yesterday?  greyhound1966   Feb-05-07 01:15 PM   #22 
     - Don't even get me started. In a nutshell, you can't leave a defense on the field  Nickster   Feb-05-07 01:22 PM   #23 
  - How is it unfair? Taxing consumption hits the spenders of the world  Taverner   Feb-05-07 01:30 PM   #25 
  - Point of purchase taxation hits the poorest, hardest  SoCalDem   Feb-05-07 01:38 PM   #26 
  - Same thing happens with income tax too tho...  Taverner   Feb-05-07 01:53 PM   #27 
  - Only on an individual basis, collectively their purchases are insignificant.  greyhound1966   Feb-05-07 02:17 PM   #30 
  - No, it means that rich people who can only buy so much...  originalpckelly   Feb-05-07 02:26 PM   #32 
  - Then don't tax neccessities  Solo_in_MD   Feb-05-07 02:34 PM   #37 
  - Please read #30. I think it will meet your criteria, be equitable, and  greyhound1966   Feb-05-07 03:28 PM   #42 
  - You are correct.  Big Pappa   Feb-07-07 04:37 AM   #55 
  - Hear Hear! n/t  loindelrio   Feb-05-07 02:56 PM   #41 
  - I don't think it is regressive  truedelphi   Feb-06-07 12:04 PM   #44 
  - I'd be interested in seeing some of these studies. Any info?  greyhound1966   Feb-06-07 03:36 PM   #47 
     - Sorry don't remember who does the studies. But every time  truedelphi   Feb-06-07 04:54 PM   #49 
        - OK I see where you are coming from now, thanks.  greyhound1966   Feb-07-07 03:16 AM   #51 
  - Absolutely  rockymountaindem   Feb-06-07 12:06 PM   #45 
  - How exactly does  Big Pappa   Feb-07-07 04:35 AM   #54 
  - Start with a sales tax on stock purchases and trades.  TahitiNut   Feb-05-07 02:23 PM   #31 
  - This would be a step in the right direction, kudos. n/t  greyhound1966   Feb-07-07 03:19 AM   #52 
  - Yes, regressive taxes are wonderful  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-07-07 06:41 AM   #56 
  - Many look down on me for refusing to have a credit card.  quiet.american   Feb-05-07 12:22 PM   #2 
  - The repubs do that on purpose....  Kingshakabobo   Feb-05-07 12:22 PM   #3 
  - We just received a 1099 in the mail from a credit card company  qanda   Feb-05-07 12:23 PM   #5 
  - Yessir, that is INCOME.. She did say you could call the IRS and file  SoCalDem   Feb-05-07 12:24 PM   #8 
  - Ask you accountant if you can claim interest and late-charges paid as an off-set??  Kingshakabobo   Feb-05-07 12:27 PM   #13 
  - Hell, ebay was my ONLY job for half of last year  Lorien   Feb-05-07 12:23 PM   #6 
  - Hey, I don't like going to the dentist.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-05-07 12:24 PM   #7 
  - Don't get me wrong.. I have always paid taxes, and not complained a bunch  SoCalDem   Feb-05-07 12:26 PM   #12 
     - TAXES  Parche   Feb-05-07 12:44 PM   #17 
        - Thank congress & George W Bush.  SoCalDem   Feb-05-07 12:56 PM   #19 
  - Well, I think the IRS should be well funded...  GOTV   Feb-05-07 12:25 PM   #9 
  - She is correct. The systematic underfunding of the IRS is one  Clinton_Co_Regulator   Feb-05-07 12:25 PM   #10 
  - We had the same problem with a credit card company  scorpiogirl   Feb-05-07 12:25 PM   #11 
  - Can you answer one question  truedelphi   Feb-05-07 12:31 PM   #15 
     - was the amount we were forgiven. n/t  scorpiogirl   Feb-05-07 01:07 PM   #20 
        - THE NEW MAFIA! Oh mi gawd! What a lot of people do not know  truedelphi   Feb-05-07 02:11 PM   #29 
  - That law re: forgiven debt and tax due has been around a LONG  napi21   Feb-05-07 12:29 PM   #14 
  - I had a friend who had a collosal tax nightmare due to the IRS estimating her income  aint_no_life_nowhere   Feb-05-07 02:52 PM   #40 
     - The IRS really is dirty with witers and witressss - They  truedelphi   Feb-06-07 05:00 PM   #50 
  - I don't really care about thr IRS  not_a_robot   Feb-05-07 01:25 PM   #24 
  - I am NOT Happy About the IRS Being Underfunded  ribofunk   Feb-05-07 01:54 PM   #28 
  - I'm pretty pissed. Started doing TurboTax today and ran into  mnhtnbb   Feb-05-07 02:28 PM   #33 
  - Try the turbo tax website.. you can download updates  SoCalDem   Feb-05-07 02:31 PM   #34 
     - The updates claim these forms aren't ready until 2/27!  mnhtnbb   Feb-05-07 02:34 PM   #36 
  - I think the IRS has lost sight of its purpose: collect money to make lives better.  originalpckelly   Feb-05-07 02:33 PM   #35 
  - You misunderstand the purpose of the IRS, it has nothing to do with making peoples lives better  Solo_in_MD   Feb-05-07 02:37 PM   #39 
  - Read David Kay Johnston's "Perfectly Legal"  Strawman   Feb-05-07 02:35 PM   #38 
  - That is a good read.  Clinton_Co_Regulator   Feb-05-07 07:47 PM   #43 
  - You know that there is NO law on the books saying you have to pay income tax.  Beelzebud   Feb-06-07 12:08 PM   #46 
  - I have always heard that every time it went to court, they lost.  SoCalDem   Feb-06-07 03:43 PM   #48 
  - That's not true  tkmorris   Feb-07-07 03:59 AM   #53 
  - Well  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-07-07 06:43 AM   #57 

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