Would you be in favor of a regressive tax?

Created by Quiet Typo on Jan 14, 2013

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#1 Jan 14, 2013
So you went on Google to find out what a regressive tax is. Then you might have said it is unfair to the little guy.
bubba131

Fernandina Beach, FL

#2 Jan 14, 2013
All taxes are regressive and hurtful to the economy,

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#3 Jan 14, 2013
Quiet Typo wrote:
So you went on Google to find out what a regressive tax is. Then you might have said it is unfair to the little guy.
Which is exactly why we need The Fair Tax which is not regressive at all.

Now you go find out why that is a true statement.

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#4 Jan 15, 2013
An increase in sales tax would be more fair to all than the current IRS system because all would pay on consumption. Business owners would be more likely to invest in their businesses.

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#5 Jan 15, 2013
Just as I thought.

Without a very special provision of The Fair Tax, it would in fact be an extremely regressive tax.

Why don't you explain to the folks what that provison is and how it works, Church Lady?

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#6 Jan 15, 2013
Have any other Topix readers actualy read "The Fair Tax?"

I'm not talking about a generic fair tax, but "THE FAIR TAX" by John Linder and Neal Boortz.
HELL NO

Saint Marys, GA

#7 Jan 15, 2013
HELL NO....we have enough of them already.

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#8 Jan 16, 2013
HELL NO wrote:
HELL NO....we have enough of them already.
Dear Knee Jerk,

If THE Fair Tax were adopted, ALL other federal taxes AND the IRS would disappear. Read the book. It's readily available in paperback.

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#9 Jan 16, 2013
Here you go.

http://www.amazon.com/Fair-Tax-Book-Saying-Go...

Can you imagine a forum where 90% of participants actually knew what in-the-hell they were talking about as opposed to the inverse status quo?

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#10 Jan 16, 2013
Quiet Typo wrote:
So you went on Google to find out what a regressive tax is. Then you might have said it is unfair to the little guy.
A regressive tax is said to be unfair to the little guy. Seems like nothing is fair these days. What is your perspective? Why is paying a 10% consumption tax unfair? No one gets a break. No one gets deductions.
Is it unfair for both the rich and poor to pay for milk? Is it unfair for the poor to pay the tax on a Kia and the rich a Maybach?
Current free loaders would pay just as everyone else.

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#11 Jan 16, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
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Dear Knee Jerk,
If THE Fair Tax were adopted, ALL other federal taxes AND the IRS would disappear. Read the book. It's readily available in paperback.
No doubt.
Wilbur

Herndon, PA

#12 Jan 16, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
Here you go.
http://www.amazon.com/Fair-Tax-Book-Saying-Go...
Can you imagine a forum where 90% of participants actually knew what in-the-hell they were talking about as opposed to the inverse status quo?
Just stop participating and raise our average.

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#13 Jan 16, 2013
Quiet Typo wrote:
<quoted text>A regressive tax is said to be unfair to the little guy. Seems like nothing is fair these days. What is your perspective? Why is paying a 10% consumption tax unfair? No one gets a break. No one gets deductions.
Is it unfair for both the rich and poor to pay for milk? Is it unfair for the poor to pay the tax on a Kia and the rich a Maybach?
Current free loaders would pay just as everyone else.
Fairness and regressiveness are not really the same issues.

If you enacted a flat tax without the provisions of THE Fair Tax, it would be exceedingly regressive. To replace the current revenue stream from income taxes, the rate is extimated to have to be between 17% and 20%. There is a helluva difference between the effect of paying 20% on food and clothing for a family just above the poverty level versus the tax on food and clothing for the same sized family in the upper quartile of income.

However, THE Fair Tax is a flat tax which addresses that problem brilliantly.

I'm still waiting on some of you tax authorities to tell me how that would work. Am I the only one on here who has actually READ The Fair Tax?
Wilbur

Herndon, PA

#14 Jan 16, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
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Fairness and regressiveness are not really the same issues.
If you enacted a flat tax without the provisions of THE Fair Tax, it would be exceedingly regressive. To replace the current revenue stream from income taxes, the rate is extimated to have to be between 17% and 20%. There is a helluva difference between the effect of paying 20% on food and clothing for a family just above the poverty level versus the tax on food and clothing for the same sized family in the upper quartile of income.
However, THE Fair Tax is a flat tax which addresses that problem brilliantly.
I'm still waiting on some of you tax authorities to tell me how that would work. Am I the only one on here who has actually READ The Fair Tax?
Don't look to us to explain it to you. Read it again and think for a change.

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#15 Jan 16, 2013
Okay,so Wilbur has not read it.

Really? Not ONE of you Topix geniuses has read it?

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