From: bill Jambura
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 8:40 PM
> Because payroll taxes are a flat tax on income
No, they are not. They are a method of collecting taxes, various kinds of
taxes. You can have a flat tax without a payroll tax.
>> As I said, a part of this would be eliminating al
>> deductions and whatnot.
> But if you eliminate all the deductions, you've solved
> the problem.
Thank you for admitting that.
> But as a practical matter, eliminating deductions and
> loopholes will never happen. As long as there is any
> income tax code, buying politicians is the best investment
> any crony can make.
It will never happen as long as skeptics say it won't.
> Except for a short-lived reprieve from a complex tax
> form (which will never happen), all your flat tax does
> is provide a tax cut for the rich by eliminating the
> progressive scale.
Actually, no, because if we go with the proposal I make, they will pay MORE
because they won't have their tax shelters, etc.
>> The government knows how much you make (and that's all)
>> with a flat tax...
> Not only does the government know how much you make, they
> can demand, whenever they want, that you produce your
> receipts to account for your deductions.
What part of "no deductions" don't you understand?