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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

D272 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 5:12 PM
The Flat Tax and the Fair Tax are still theft just like more "progressive" tax rates. A head tax on every citizen is the only way to ensure all men were created equal. Fix immigration and Congressional overspending by tying voter ID to two paid-in-full IRS tax receipts from the previous election cycle. If you paid your Citizen's head tax for two years then you are a Citizen and you get a ballot. If you didn't pay your EQUAL share then you aren't doing your fair share to support all of the "incredibly important" things that the Federal Government says it does -- and you aren't worthy of the opportunity to vote. Somebody else is doing your share -- maybe they should get your ballot! We could fix every stupid thing Congress does by 2014.
SteveandJag Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:08 PM
tmarney is correct. Plus all legal citizens get the "prebate", while illegals don't. How many illegals would want to BE LEGAL to get the "Prebate"?
tmarney Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:30 PM
The FairTax cannot reasonably called "Theft" as participation is entirely voluntary. If you don't want to pay the tax, don't spend more than the poverty limit on new goods and services: Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Forcing everyone to pay a "head tax", however, IS theft as participation would be mandatory for citizenship. Under the FairTax, even non-citizens would pay their fair share for ALL goods and services and would not enjoy the progressive rates created by the prebate that is given only to legal citizens.

I’m at Hillsdale College in Michigan for a conference on taxation. The event is called “The Federal Income Tax: A Centenary Consideration,” though I would have called it something like “100 Years of Misery from the IRS.”

I’m glad to be here, both because Hillsdale proudly refuses to take government money (which would mean being ensnared by government rules) and also because I’ve heard superb speeches by scholars such as Amity Shlaes (author of The Forgotten Man, as well as a

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