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Your Fair Share

Blair31 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 6:31 PM
The flat tax has been talked about since Ronald Reagan's day. Like the weather, everybody talks about the flat tax, but nobody does anything about it.
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:25 PM
You do know that our current income tax was a flat tax in 1913, right?
And it was to be assessed ONLY on the "wealthiest" Americans.
99 years later, and an additional 71,000 pages of tax code gives us what we now have.

No, thank you.
I will continue to advocate for the Fair tax as the best way to fund our government AND restore this country to economic greatness.
karpe diem Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 9:19 PM
if we eliminate some gov't departments, like dept of ed, we could not only save money but save the country . and somewhere there should be something about reforming the unions, such as having no forced deductions but members should send in their membership fees on their own.
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 9:28 PM
Hre's how I see it, Rachel.
To get the Fair Tax passed, we need to get certain people elected to Coghress.
Once they are in place, and pass the Fair Tax, we will have the right people to reduce the size and scope of government.
To me that would mean eliminating many useless departments (education, energy) and reducing others (EPA)..
never forget, we have a debt of over $16 TRILLION to pay off, in addition to running the government.
Curtis108 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 10:09 PM
Every time the Flat Tax has been discussed, the rate has been set to return the same amount of revenue as the current tax system. I do not support it, precisely because of that.
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 10:54 PM
Curtis- The Fair Tax also will produce at least as much revenue as we currently produce.
You must understand that the $16 trillion in debt must be paid.
Barack Obama doesn't think the rich are paying their fair share of income taxes. So what is their fair share?

I posed this question to Fox News commentator Juan Williams in Dallas the other day. "The top 10 percent of income earners are paying 71 percent of all income taxes," I said. "Isn't that enough?" Although Juan was trying to defend the Obama position, he didn't have an answer.

Then I turned the question around. "The bottom one-half of the population is paying zero, or close to zero, income taxes. What's their fair share?" He didn't have...