Re: [RLC-Action] Subsidizing lifestyles?
- Exemption or relief from taxation IS a subsidy in this country.Section. 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;UNIFORM. UNIFORM. UNIFORM. I'm sure if you are well read, you know the outline and history of 16th amendment, so don't even go there.
John David Galt <jdg@...> wrote:
Exemption or relief from taxation is not a subsidy. So the only actual
subsidy you've mentioned above is the "free" public school system. By
all means let's cut that at every opportunity, and eventually abolish it.
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- From: bill Jambura
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 8:40 PM
>> Why?No, they are not. They are a method of collecting taxes, various kinds of
> Because payroll taxes are a flat tax on income
taxes. You can have a flat tax without a payroll tax.
>> As I said, a part of this would be eliminating alThank you for admitting that.
>> deductions and whatnot.
> But if you eliminate all the deductions, you've solved
> the problem.
> But as a practical matter, eliminating deductions andIt will never happen as long as skeptics say it won't.
> loopholes will never happen. As long as there is any
> income tax code, buying politicians is the best investment
> any crony can make.
> Except for a short-lived reprieve from a complex taxActually, no, because if we go with the proposal I make, they will pay MORE
> form (which will never happen), all your flat tax does
> is provide a tax cut for the rich by eliminating the
> progressive scale.
because they won't have their tax shelters, etc.
>> The government knows how much you make (and that's all)What part of "no deductions" don't you understand?
>> 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.