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It's Coming: IRS Gets Ready for Obamacare Implementation

ChicagoBob Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 7:14 PM
If you want HOPE and YOU want change then you will BLOW up the TAX code and move to a national sales tax.. Where all men are equally treated. Expenditures of the federal government would be capped to no more than 16% of the prior years GDP numbers. Its time for real change and real hope.
wsmith-84 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 7:22 PM
16%? Where did that come from? Random number? Why not 22%?

A progressive tax structure is one of the policies that allows a sustainable middle class. Maybe you're a rich dude who doesn't give a care about the middle class. If not, why would you advocate a policy that will destroy it?


TaxFree1031 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 7:25 PM
Chicago Bob is on the right track. Eliminating the current tax code, repealing the 16th amendment and putting in place a national sales tax, or a flat tax is the way of the future.
Bob from PA Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 7:27 PM
i advocate for the tax system in place before the income tax. By the way, the income tax was only supposed to be a tax on the rich like the telephone tax on thr rich to fund the Spanish American War. How is that middle class doing now with that income tax that it was never supposed to pay? And what aout that tax on phones and evrything else the middle class pays?
h20skier2 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 7:36 PM
I bet that within 10 years if ObamaCare is still around and the Democrats are in charge that who pays the tax and how much tax is needed to fund the program will be expanded to more and more people.
wsmith-84 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 7:36 PM
TaxFree says: "a flat tax is the way of the future."

It's also a path back to plutocracy - an economy controlled by and for the exclusive benefit of the wealthy elite.

Perhaps you are also a wealthy individual who finds the existence of a middle class threatening to your bottom line. If so, I can understand your position.

But if you work for a living, why would you advocate for a tax policy that emasculates your, your children's and your grand-children's opportunities to become financially successful?

It makes no sense.

Come 2014, you'll have to pay a tax if you're uninsured -- but how exactly it's going to work is still getting sorted out. The IRS isn't sure how many people they'll have to hire, or how much implementation will end up costing:

The changes will require new regulations, forms and publications, new computer programs and a big new outreach program to explain it all to taxpayers and tax professionals. Businesses that don't claim an exemption will have to prove they offer health insurance to employees.

The health care law "includes the largest set of tax...