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How High is High Enough on Taxes?

Eppur Si Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 9:38 AM
Our side needs to educate the voters about one simple, well-established economic principle: The person who "pays" the taxes is not necessarily the person who bears the cost of the taxes! Businesses "pay" a sales tax on every sale, but that tax gets passed right through to the consumer. You can see it right there on your receipt. Income taxes don't show on your sales receipt, but they are in there nonetheless. The so-called "rich," meaning businesses and the people who run them, get every penny of their money from their customers. Every penny of those taxes comes, ultimately, from consumers.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 2:32 PM
You are wrong; The consumer PAYS the SALES tax; the Consumer also pays ALL the taxes charged to the corporations. It gets passed down in the COST of manufacturing the goods and in the cost of selling those goods. Raise taxes on a corporation and the cost of the goods to the consumer will go up. Same thing with "minimum" wages increasing, they add to the cost of making the goods and the consumer pays more. A big circle jerk with the government spending/wasting even more.
Texas Chris Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 10:01 AM
Very true. And taxes are not the only cost of government. Regulation imposes over $1 trillion in costs annually on US businesses. Why are companies moving overseas? Gee, I wonder...

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