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Texas Cuernos Wrote: Jul 31, 2013 7:43 AM
Fine, but what's the rate we can live with? I'd support 5%, but my congressrat would want 20%.
Rich L. Wrote: Jul 31, 2013 11:09 AM
Black markets already exist, but many people don't and won't use them. Once the FairTax is implemented, many costly regulations will go away as they no longer create the tax 'loopholes'. The government gets by on less as the money flows to the States first and then they give the Feds their share. This removes the extortion the Feds have used on the States to get policies enacted in order to receive their money back from the Feds.
Texas Cuernos Wrote: Jul 31, 2013 9:14 AM
TP, you would still pay the 8.5% to support your state and city. The feds would add it on and we'd pay 28.5%. That's enough to start a black market.
Karll Wrote: Jul 31, 2013 8:39 AM
Gosh, it would be terrible to put all those dedicated IRS employees out of work. You know, the ones that feel they are "special" and should be excluded from obamascare?
TexanPatriot Wrote: Jul 31, 2013 8:27 AM
Of course it would work. The sales tax would be paid only on the amount of money that somebody has left after paying rent, utilities, food and that is actually spent in the economy. So even if it was 20%, it will be only on the remainder of my paycheck, not like the percentage that I'm paying on my entire paycheck right now. AND I pay 8.5% sales tax already.

Even the welfare moochers and dope dealers would pay their 'fair share.'
Larry in Texas Wrote: Jul 31, 2013 8:00 AM
Exactly what the flaw is, Texas C. With no term limits and unbridled congressional power to increase taxes at practically any whim, the flat tax is dangerous at best. But....it would, admittedly, simplify the thousands of page of current code gobbledygook, so with some safeguards -
I'm dreaming here - it could work.