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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:06 AM
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Concerned about CAFTA and the energy bill? Don't worry.
Sure, a few (million) jobs might be lost here and there (and everywhere in between), and sure the energy bill is nothing but a selloutt to bg oil. But worry not, my friends.

Why?

Because thanks to President Bush, the sanctity of marriage has been protected!

When marriage is saved from attacks by tree-hugginng, unionist, homo-loving liberals, we know that our society will flourish.

Okay, so it may only flourish for the millionaires and billlioaires of the nation, but who cares about everyone else?

:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:

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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:09 AM
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1. Worry about the National Sales Tax, next on the "agenda."
Bush's "Tax Panel" submits their recommendation at the end of September.

I've heard reports of recommending Linder's "National Sales Tax" proposal, and worse...MUCH worse...a COMBINATION of a National Sales Tax AND the current Income Tax.

A Web article mentioned a few days ago that Bush set up this "panel" so that they could work on this out of the public eye.

I'm not worried about CAFTA and the energy bill as much as I'm worried about Bush getting ANY kind of traction on a National Sales Tax.

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Patty Diana Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:47 AM
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3. They've done their study on taxing Americans Health Benefits as Income
But I don't know what they decided__whatever it can't be good for us. I have a think here somewhere-still searching
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:57 AM
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4. There's a "National Sales Tax Calculator" Web Site:
http://www.nationalsalestaxcalculator.com /

You can type in your local info and a purchase price to see what it will cost you if this gets passed.

REMEMBER...the 23-30% tax suggested by John Linder is a LIE. Every economist (other than the ones on Bush's payroll) that has seen this plan has said that in order to abolish the IRS, a tax of AT LEAST 50% would be needed (in addition to current state taxes).

And REMEMBER...under Linder's plan, RENT and MEDICAL VISITS would be taxed. Let's say you pay $1000 rent for an apartment and have an 8.25% state tax. If a National Sales Tax went into effect, your new monthly rent would be $1582.

ONLY the people making $18,000 / year and UNDER will receive the much-publicized "prebate" checks. Everyone else will be "encouraged to save" by not spending on anything other than survival items.

Unemployed? Living off of your savings? Guess what. When you spend that money in the bank that has ALREADY BEEN TAXED, the government will collect the current state sales tax and AN ADDITIONAL 50%.

Let's say you earned the money when you were in a 35% tax bracket. The government got 35 cents out of every dollar you earned. If you spend it RIGHT NOW and have an 8% state sales tax, the government now owns 43 cents out of every dollar you've earned / saved. Under a National Sales Tax, spend your money and the government will ultimately have NINETY THREE CENTS out of EVERY dollar you've earned / saved.

Seniors, retirees and the unemployed will be SCREWED, BLUED, and TATTOOED.

The worst case scenario is the NST ADDED to the EXISTING income tax.

I've seen reports recently about the "new, fair and simple tax code" push as a wolf in sheep's clothing...a way to restructure the tax code and increase taxes to finance Social Security and bring down the deficit.

People need to start becoming educated and concerned on this issue. It's the one that holds the greatest potential for the complete and final slaughter of the middle class as we know it.
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Child_Of_Isis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:16 AM
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2. And that is right & dandy.
Everyone knows that the wealthy are better than the rest of us. They deserve all of the free money that we can give them. They have every right to have peons like ourselves, working for slave wages, so they can aquire even more money. These are god's chosen people. That's why they are rich in the first place.
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