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There’s Not Much Hope for Tax Reform

Guywithaheart Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 12:37 PM
The simple reality is that our tax code doesn't collect as much money as the government needs. That's why I hope the fair tax people have more success. They'll pave the way for getting a national sales tax on top of the income tax. As we see in Europe, that's the only effective way of generating enough revenue to support a humane government.
Arley2 Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 2:36 PM
Dear Miss Heart,

The truth is that our tax code collects easily as much or more than the government needs. That's not the issue. The issue is Administrations and Congress ALWAYS spend for too much money.
Arley2 Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 2:19 PM
That's the danger, of course.

The sensible course would be to dump the 74,000 page tax code and REPLACE IT with the Fair Tax Plan = a national sales tax.

But then who can believe that the 535 idiots inside the beltway EVER consider the good of the country when making decisions.
Arley2 Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 2:25 PM
Let's see................. 74,000 pages.
1. A ream of paper is 500 pages.
2. 74,000 divided by 500 = 148 reams of paper.
3. One ream is about two inches thick.
4. So 148 reams multiplied by two inches = 296 inches.
5. 296 divided by 12 = 24.6 feet.

So, our tax code comprises a stack of paper 24 feet high

Does anyone imagine it's possible for anyone (including Congress) to understand our tax code????
Arley2 Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 2:39 PM
Continued

Now, if the Fair Tax Plan were to be implemented, we'd dump the 74,000 page tax code.

Then we would HAVE NO INCOME TAX FORMS OF ANY KIND.

Further more, America would be a "tax haven" country to which businesses would flock from across the globe.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 1:30 PM
Dear "guywithaheart BUT NO BRAINS; Please get a recto-cranial extraction and then Opt for the accompanying brain enema to flush all the camel dung and liberal nonsense from between your ears.

In recent months, I’ve displayed uncharacteristic levels of optimism on issues ranging from Obamacare to the Laffer Curve.

But this doesn’t mean I’m now a blind Pollyanna. We almost always face an uphill battle in our efforts to restrain the power and greed of the political class.

And in some areas, such as the fight for pro-growth and humane tax reform, I see very little reason for hope.

In honor of tax day, I explained my pessimism in an article for The Daily...