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Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:02 PM

Republicans propose using sales tax money for new tax cuts

Republicans propose using sales tax money for new tax cuts

June 29… JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier to collect online sales taxes could yield billions of dollars for state and local governments — if they decide to keep it.

Rather than spend the windfall on schools, prisons or other government services, some Republican governors and lawmakers are proposing to give it away in the form of tax cuts.
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Dollars to croissants, it will go mostly to millionaires and billionaires again… who so desperately need it, again.

http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Republicans-propose-using-sales-tax-money-for-new-tax-cuts-486969861.html

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Reply Republicans propose using sales tax money for new tax cuts (Original post)
keithbvadu2 Jun 2018 OP
Qutzupalotl Jun 2018 #1
Ohiogal Jun 2018 #2
Sherman A1 Jun 2018 #3
dalton99a Jun 2018 #4
Vinca Jun 2018 #5
logosoco Jun 2018 #6
progree Jun 2018 #7
keithbvadu2 Jun 2018 #8
progree Jun 2018 #9

Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:10 PM

1. Republicans are like a black hole of stupid

and avarice.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:14 PM

2. Yeah, why waste that $

on things that you don't "get a return on" like public schools or Medicaid or infrastructure. <sarcasm>

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:29 PM

3. Just charming

Simply charming.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:34 PM

4. Perhaps it is time to bring back the guillotine

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:36 PM

5. The Trump economic model is bankruptcy.

If you don't collect taxes, you can't pay the bills. If you can't pay the bills, you go belly up. Don has protected himself by having business bankruptcies rather than personal bankruptcies, but that's not going to work for the country.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:44 PM

6. with the repubs mostly running the helm in MO

the term "the show me state" seems to take on more of the "here, hold my beer" nuance. Stupidity abounds!

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 01:29 PM

7. Sales taxes are regressive, income taxes are progressive

So they are replacing a progressive tax with a regressive tax. Fucking greedbangers.

(Even a "flat" income tax (one with the same rate for all income levels) will almost certainly have an exemption / standard deduction to shield the first few thousand dollars of income from taxes, so it isn't quite flat overall but somewhat progressive. And if you have a bad year, e.g. a few months of unemployment, your income taxes goes down, but not your property taxes and not your sales taxes beyond what belt-tightening you can manage to do).

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Response to progree (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 01:45 PM

8. Politicians love 'fees' because they can say: 'We did not raise taxes'.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 01:53 PM

9. Yes, our former Gov. Pawlenty (R, MN) loved raising "user fees" while saying he was cutting taxes

For years and years we had to listen to that shit.

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