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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 01:39 PM
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13. There's also a psychological effect going on here
Anyone proposing this scheme is seriously antitax. I think they'd actually pay a premium for used goods--yes, they'd pay MORE for used than for new--just because none of the money was going to the government.
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  -One very important argument against the "Fair Tax" jmowreader  Mar-03-08 12:56 PM   #0 
  - When kooks like Boortz et al support these things I get suspicious quick  Lastlaughin08   Mar-03-08 01:00 PM   #1 
  - well  Johonny   Mar-03-08 01:02 PM   #2 
  - If they only tax new items  TexasBushwhacker   Mar-03-08 01:03 PM   #3 
  - Maybe, but the proponents say...  stahbrett   Mar-03-08 01:12 PM   #9 
     - There's also a psychological effect going on here  jmowreader   Mar-03-08 01:39 PM   #13 
        - I think that is true for many people, but I wouldn't say it was all of them  stahbrett   Mar-03-08 01:49 PM   #14 
           - If "better" means "unworkable," let's hear it for consumption taxes  jmowreader   Mar-03-08 05:04 PM   #18 
              - You may be right  stahbrett   Mar-03-08 05:20 PM   #19 
                 - They certainly are...  jmowreader   Mar-03-08 08:44 PM   #20 
                    - Could be wrong, but I thought that the fair tax plan does give the tax collector a small amount (nt)  stahbrett   Mar-03-08 08:52 PM   #22 
  - Most stock purchases are of "used stocks," gotta protect those capital gains  HereSince1628   Mar-03-08 01:03 PM   #4 
  - The 2-year-old $55 million jet would have already HAD taxes paid - 2 years ago (nt)  stahbrett   Mar-03-08 01:09 PM   #5 
  - Well, yeah...  jmowreader   Mar-03-08 01:31 PM   #11 
     - Correct - I'm in the minority on this, but I like that concept  stahbrett   Mar-03-08 01:38 PM   #12 
  - Do you think rich people are buying used cars?  Zywiec   Mar-03-08 01:11 PM   #6 
  - I know rich people buy used cars  jmowreader   Mar-03-08 01:53 PM   #15 
  - Yes, rich people buy new cars  FormerRushFan   Mar-03-08 03:00 PM   #17 
  - hmm. While I am no fan of the "Fair" Tax, I do see one benefit  unpossibles   Mar-03-08 01:11 PM   #7 
  - Rent is "new" but an apartment building built in 1960 is "used"  TahitiNut   Mar-03-08 01:11 PM   #8 
  - I woul d love to see people pay for things they buy rather than taxing wages  truedelphi   Mar-03-08 01:13 PM   #10 
  - under the fair tax  sabbat hunter   Mar-03-08 08:51 PM   #21 
     - That may be a fair tax to them - but not to most of the working poor  truedelphi   Mar-03-08 09:29 PM   #24 
  - Still something has to be done to simplify and fix the current system  MaryCeleste   Mar-03-08 02:58 PM   #16 
  - It's also regressive, economically oppressive and  lastliberalintexas   Mar-03-08 09:00 PM   #23 

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