[Vision2020] [Spam] Re: [Spam] Re: [Bulk] Re: Taxes and Deadbeats
lfalen at turbonet.com
Fri Sep 29 13:32:04 PDT 2006
I am not in favor of taxing basic food item or perscription drugs. It would be fine to tax luxury items ( caviar for example). I would rather see a higher sales tax, a tax on some services (hair cuts) and a reduction in property tax. I would also like to see a reduction in the number of tax exemption. Nationally a flat tax may be route to go. I would favor that or even a national sates tax. Get rid of Property taxes and the IRS or greatly reduce it. I would in favor of a local option tax to raise money for specific purposes.
From: Donovan Arnold donovanjarnold2005 at yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 20:54:06 -0700
To: lfalen lfalen at turbonet.com, Tom Hansen idahotom at hotmail.com, godshatter at yahoo.com, vision2020 at moscow.com
Subject: [Spam] Re: [Vision2020] [Spam] Re: [Bulk] Re: Taxes and Deadbeats
> What is your position on raising the sales tax in Idaho, including the food tax?
> lfalen <lfalen at turbonet.com> wrote:I have some reservations on a value added tax, as it mushrooms the price if an item goes through four or five levels of processing. I think it would be ideal to tax only at the end use level. I grant that there is problems with this, as there may be several places where an item may be consumed. This may be a loop hole that may allow people to avoid the tax. A value added tax may be the only way to ensure every body pays even though it mushrooms the cost.
> -----Original message-----
> From: "Tom Hansen" idahotom at hotmail.com
> Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 11:36:43 -0700
> To: lfalen at turbonet.com, donovanjarnold2005 at yahoo.com, godshatter at yahoo.com, vision2020 at moscow.com
> Subject: RE: [Vision2020] [Spam] Re: [Bulk] Re: Taxes and Deadbeats
> > I agree, Mr. falen -
> > In fact I brought this up a couple times over the past couple years here on
> > V2020.
> > We should eliminate federal income tax altogether and simply adopt a 2% to
> > 3% federal sales tax addendum to each state's sales tax.
> > As it is currently, if a business entity purchases something for use by that
> > business entity, the purchase is exempt from state sales tax. We can
> > maintain the status quo on that, and simply not allow ANY exemptions to the
> > federal sales tax addendum. In effect it would drastically reduce, if not
> > eliminate the national deficit within a reasonably short period of time.
> > Europe (Germany, in particular) has been imposing a federal "value-added"
> > tax for quite some time now. Perhaps we should follow suit.
> > Tom Hansen
> > Vandalville, Idaho
> > >From: lfalen
> > >Reply-To: lfalen
> > >To: "Donovan Arnold" , "Paul
> > >Rumelhart" , Vision2020
> > >
> > >Subject: [Vision2020] [Spam] Re: [Bulk] Re: Taxes and Deadbeats
> > >Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 10:48:18 -0700
> > >
> > >Donovan, Dick, Paul and others
> > >
> > >I think you all have good ideas that merit consideration. A flat tax with
> > >an exemption below a certain income level or a national sales tax,
> > >exempting basic goods would be a big improvement.Some services could be
> > >taxed(haircuts for example). Any of these would get rid of the tax
> > >exemptions that allow the rich to avoid taxes.
> > >
> > >Roger
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