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The Great TCI Anti-VAT Mutiny of 2013

Notredamemom Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 5:20 AM
Almost every nation now has a VAT. It's time for the United States to join the rest of the world. We used to lag other nations in not having a national health system. That shameful period is over. Now we need to copy the rest of the world on taxes.
justemptypockets Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 4:05 PM
Oh, right, because the living standard of the rest of the world is soo much better than ours. But you're overlooking something Comrade Notre. Those countries with the national health system pay less for their national security---combined, than we pay FOR them. And for most of them their health system is abysmal, with lower survival rates for many treatable problems. So, comrade, you think those other nations are great? You live in a free country--for now--and you're free to leave. You can live in the EU which gets billions from US and gets the certainty of protection from OUR military should they be attacked. Considering their economic problems, wonder how they'd do if we said, "you go on and pay your own way, now...ALL your own way.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 6:39 PM
Hey idiot, go pull your head out of your rectum so your Brain Cell can get some fresh air and function.
Obviously you are a liberal troll that has gulped down the leftist koolade and can no longer think.
Marc_H Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 7:31 AM
wow skippy
you really are fing clueless

hint: WE OWN THE GOVERMENT, IT DOES NOT OWN US

but as you seems to be a useless commie idiot, maybe you want goverment to own you

The value-added tax is a pernicious levy.

It’s basically a hidden form of national sales tax, imposed every time a transaction occurs at any stage of the production process.

But what irks me about the VAT is not its design (indeed, it shares some key characteristics with the flat tax). What gets me agitated about the VAT is the fact that politicians always seem to treat the tax as a way of financing a larger burden of government spending.

That’s certainly what we’ve seen in Europe, both when the VAT was first implemented beginning about 45 years ago...