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Last edited by John Drake; 03-04-2011 at 11:20 AM.
- Frustrated Independent
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people.” - Penn Jillette amazingly enough, and I agree.
Mmm, there's a couple of fallacies here. First, as many of the conservatives are eager to point out, a number of the lower class get their income taxes back (if they don't mark themselves exempt to begin with) because they make so little and can rack up enough deductions and credits to offset their taxes. So, a national sales tax would be a tax hike. Second, it's wishful thinking at best to believe that employers would do anything but pocket the differential between what they pay now and what would be paid if the tax laws were changed. But, these arguments have been hashed out before - I suspect that we'll not convince each other this time around.