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Re: Bush Says National Sales Tax Worth Considering

Started by jameslbrown, 08/11/2004 05:38PM
Posted 08/11/2004 05:38PM Opening Post
I would be in favor of a national sales tax in lieu of the present system. If basic food items, basic utilities, and basic housing were exempted, the poor would be protected. After that you are on your own. to put it terms we all can understand, if you buy an AP refractor in lieu of a Chinese achromat, you pay more tax!

A tax on consumption strikes me as eminently fair. Of course a whole raft of exemptions, exclusions and provisions could screw up the fairness and skew the sales tax in the favor of this that or the other interest group.

Do I think this type of idea has a chance? No!!