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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 08:06 AM
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143. The more I think about it, the less I think the sales tax idea would work
The "prebate" thing sounds like a pain in the ass and I doubt that would really take care of the needs of people in poverty. There would still be a cash flow issue. I'm pretty comfortable now, but I've been in bad situations in the past, and as I recall if I got a check in there were several places it immediately needed to go, and then I'd never have money for gas and groceries and what-not.

If there were a so-called "flat tax" on income but you were only taxed after the first $40,000 or something, maybe it would be fair? I'm not an economist. I just like the idea of eliminating loopholes. But I can't get behind any idea that doesn't protect people with small incomes from paying the same percentage of their income as those with large incomes.

The system is so set up against people without money. Or, worded differently, it's set up entirely for people who have a lot of money, and the hell with everyone else. Something has to change. But I will keep my mind open and *look at* any alternative given.
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