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jgoebel Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 4:55 PM
The biggest problem with income tax is that it is so easy to cheat. Although the consumption tax is inherently fair, it will also be difficult to fairly enforce. The fairest and easiest tax to collect would actually be a national property tax. Those who don't own property would pay through their rentals. It was revealed just this week that the government loses $385 billion each year through income tax cheating. Any IRS effort to use sophisticated tracking techniques to stem this is welcome. So Mr. Norris is off base in trying to villainize the IRS.
talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 5:20 PM
Stuff your property tax. I already pay properety taxes that supposedly are to support schools and we get more idiots graduated every year, because the feds got into education. You must be one of those renters who do not have to come up with property taxes every year. What would you charge somebody who lives on a 100 by100 city lot? how about some dirt-poor farmer trying to make it on a 120 acre farm? Your idea is so full of holes I do not have enough time or enregy to just scratch the surface. Idiot!
These are the types of invasive tax maneuvers that boiled the blood of our Founding Fathers. But there's still a way out of all our Internal Revenue Service wars and woes.

U.S. News & World Report highlighted some more encroaching news this past week in the article "IRS High-Tech Tools Track Your Digital Footprints."

The IRS is "collecting a lot more than taxes this year," the report explained. "It's also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers' digital activities, from eBay auctions to Facebook posts and, for the first time ever, credit card and e-payment transaction records."

It added, "The agency reveals...