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The Kingdom of Fairness

Bob319 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 7:53 AM
We all know the drill. They claim that we can live like this is only the rich paid their fair share. We know it doesn't work but in order to get something the weak knee Republicans will vote for some increase in the tax rate. It won't work, Then the liberals will claim it is because all the old folks with fat 401s that aren't paying their fair share. NEVER will spending be talked about because to a liberal and the LSM is what is we are doing now is right because we are pushing it and we need more of it....
GRusling Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 9:17 AM
We need to change our "income tax system" because the one we now have isn't working. But then, it never did, and only seems "fair" to those looking to game the system. As long as Politicians can play around with "deductions" they will use them as a re-election tool, so they should simply be eliminated. Depend on family size to set the taxable level on earned income, and the rate on "unearned income" should be flat, with no reference to family size.

We need to go to a Flat Tax system and scale government accordingly, then let the "States" run that system and remit a certain percentage to the federal government, which would have no authority to ever borrow money, at all. That would solve our "national debt" problem and eliminate most wars...
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 9:39 AM
I have to ask, GR, is you "flat tax" system, a tax on income?
Because if it is, it will soon return to the system we now have.
Our current IRS tax code started out AS a flat tax, and only on the "rich".
100 years, and 72,000 pages later, we have what we have.

Better idea is the Fair Tax.
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