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Yes, FordGalaxy, someone needs to point out how unfair the "Fair Tax" idea really is. I know that many readers like to ignore the facts when I try to give them so read here, a fair explanation of the plan as proposed by Linder. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairtax. It becomes obvious that this would be a tax cut for the wealthy who now enjoy a lower effective tax than many of the middle class. Then explain to me how it is fair for those that have planned for retirement by saving money already taxed once must then be taxed a second time as they withdraw it to live on for the rest of their life. It would take a book to explain all the problems with the Fairtax plan. Don't be deceived by the inappropriate name.
I have consistently voted against every one of them. Though they have passed, none have passed by a large margin and some have failed.
In previous posts, I have addressed the rebate. All this accomplishes is shifts the increased tax burden to more middle class families. This will still mean the wealthy will pay less tax and the and those not wealthy will pay more. That is why the wealthy have put so much money into convincing you that it is a good deal.
The most unfair tax is a sales tax. Those with less money to spend will pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes. While the wealthy will spend more, they also have more vacations and business trips out of state. We already have buses taking people on shopping trips. If this passes, these shopping trips to out of state shops will increase so people can avoid the extra taxation. That will hurt Georgia's economy. I have investigated the proposal of Linder and find the math just doesn't work. It is a stupid idea. Woodal must recognize that because he avoids discussion of the plan except when he wants to get his blind followers to vote for him at election time.
Mr. Woodall, you were offered a better solution which you and fellow Republicans would not even allow to come to a vote. Isn't it time to quit playing party politics and do something good for the country? To believe that, during a time of a slow economy, the federal government can arbitrarily slice 2.5% from every budget without a serious negative impact on the economy is quite foolish. The government is responsible for about 40% of the GDP. By suddenly removing 2.5% of government spending will drop the GDP by 1%. Basic math! Even you should understand that this is a significant change and is a sign of a recession economy. Are you trying to insure a failing economy through your lack of working toward an agreement then going to try to blame the President? Remember, he did offer a compromise which met the Republicans more than half way, offering $2 in cuts for every extra $1 of tax revenue. Since significant cuts have already been made, I believe $1 in cuts for every $2 in revenue would have been a more fair compromise. Now it is time for you to stop your feeble attempt to not accept responsibility for this situation and return to Washington and earn your salary by working with Democrats and the President. After all, the voters demonstrated their wishes by voting for President Obama. That was a resounding no to the Republican plan.
Please clarify to whom you refer with "their requests". It cant' be the school since they contract out the food service. I do not know their deal but usually this is an agreement where the food service pays the college for being allowed to sell on campus. Thus, I find it puzzling how you would think this is a request for more money. The food service has a monopoly on campus, thus would have very little benefit from the publicity except for the negative effect that might encourage students to eat off campus. Many already eat at sandwich shops within a few miles of campus.
The bad deal is for those that choose to sell their car and buy from an individual. By doing a trade-in at a dealer, your tax is calculated to be only on the difference in value of the trade-in and the purchased vehicle. This means you can pay less taxes by trading in your old car rather than a private sales.
Amazing! I actually agree with notblind. Mark this day in the history books!
Obviously some false information/incomplete information floating around. Here are sources that might help reduce the confusion:
Update: They were re-inspected today and now have a 90. Should have been better since they new inspectors were coming back.
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