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Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look


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#21 Htar

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:15 PM

Who didn't see this coming? And it's not just some wild idea, this is going to happen.

#22 Fireball77

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:37 PM

Do they plan to eliminate other taxes to implement this one?

#23 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:13 PM

Do they plan to eliminate other taxes to implement this one?


Why of course they do. ;)

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:21 PM

This is not surprising. When Clinton was elected, I remember him looking at 5 new things to tax. Things that had never been taxed before. Back then there was enough opposition in the congress to stop it. Right now we are phucked. It will be a while before it changes. I say just hunker down for a long, bad ride.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:46 PM

Why of course they do. ;)

Uh huh, exactly!

#26 Kevin Greene

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:38 PM

Does anybody know how much the total collective savings of all the US citizens are out there?



Sure, that would be the amount the government intends to increase taxes the next 3.5 years.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:27 AM

Do they plan to eliminate other taxes to implement this one?


It mentions at least one idea for this in the article.

#28 mr beauxjangles

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:44 AM

Does anybody know how much the total collective savings of all the US citizens are out there?


Look at the line for personal saving. The BEA defines personal saving as disposable personal income (post-tax) minus consumption expenditures and interest payments.

http://www.bea.gov/n...7&LastYear=2009

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:21 PM

Look at the line for personal saving. The BEA defines personal saving as disposable personal income (post-tax) minus consumption expenditures and interest payments.

http://www.bea.gov/n...7&LastYear=2009


Interesting. But the agg savings rate "supposedly" went up.
Odd numbers.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:26 PM

fairtax.org :)