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Tom Toles

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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Get rid of K street. Support the FAIR TAX! No Income tax, just 1 tax everyone pays at the same rate. No lobbyist loopholes.

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    Remove all private money from the electorial process, from local dogcatcher all the way up to the Presidency. Fund elections with public money. Make it an act of treason to accept money from any private citizen or group- in fact, make it one charge of treason for EACH dollar accepted from private hands!
    A few pols sitting on Death Row ought to convince the rest to stay in line.

  3. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 1 year ago

    the best corruption that corrupted money can buy!

  4. morrrva

    morrrva said, over 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    Here in the United States the GOP has had the House for quite some time. Or maybe you’re referring to the alternate reality where the GOTP is concerned about the Constitution.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @me9970

    k but I do believe it still needs to be tiered to be more efficient with no loopholes."
    Please read it over at FairTax.org " Guys like the Mechanic think it will not work becuase it does not punish those who have higher incomes then his. But It does have a Prebate that everyone gets. That is about the only “loophole” EVERYONE gets a prebate up to the poverty line. But The mnore you make the more you will spend, the more you pay into the system you use. But even saving money will help the economy grow. In fact that is one of the biggest draws. Just think of all the money that can be repatrated from over seas. The USA would becuase a large tax haven and people will flock to invist in the US.

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    So Jefferson supports the Fair Tax? Good to know.
    You do not pay taxes up to the poverty line “Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point” and the more you make, the more you will spend at the retail level so therefore " to tax the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise."
    Thank you for that quote. I might have to use it sometime.

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @me9970

    I’ll take a look, thanks. What really gets me about these things is the wording. I liken it to reading a lease, just enough legal talk tossed in to make you wonder if you are getting screwed.’
    Then you would like the Fair tax. It is simple. So simple liberals can not find loop holes. So they gripe about the same old empty wealth envy class warfare horror stories they dream up.
    The Fair Tax is better then a flat tax because it is simple. It is an inclusive tax right on the bill. No hiding it, no loopholes, no raising a hidden rate, it is right there on top. the flat tax has been tried and look what happened. exception after exception from K street.

  8. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    “But The mnore you make the more you will spend…”


    And here is the lie that Harlekinns and every other Republican passes to the masses: Rich people spend money on us. Tell us Harley if rich guy spends money in the French Riviera how does the fair tax recover that money spent elsewhere? It doesn’t. What about collectibles, wholesale items, and business expenses? According to you and your law it will not tax these items. The only thing it will tax is me buying a loaf of bread for my family and the retail items I purchase. So how in the world is the fair tax fair to everybody other than the fact that it starts with the word fair?

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic Sure it is unfair that a family of 4 gets a bigger share of their income untaxed than a family of 2 but this way it could exempt the very basic costs of living. "

    ..
    nope not true.
    do some more research.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic And it is fact that the tax would hit the younger harder than the older folks. And if you think the wealthy would not find ways around the tax you are delusional."

    Um how? Young? Old? One person vs a Family? You have a few things backward.
    But at least you still have the class warfare wealth envy Obama fed you during the election.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    The only thing it will tax is me buying a loaf of bread for my family and the retail items I purchase"
    No up to the poverty line, no tax on food or anything else. You get a Prebate to cover that. As for what the rich do? they will want to spend and invest money here in the USA. Just look what the “rich” who are making money are doing state by State. Florida gives NY a big thank you every time another evil rich moves from the tax state to the no income tax state. Florida says thank you when those guys shop in Florida.

  12. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    ““Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise.” —Thomas Jefferson to J. Madison, 1785.”"

    The power structure much prefers him when he was justifying slavery. They just don’t make that clear to their followers. Well, they don’t even mention it, really. Some of those followers might start to wonder about their real role in the star spangled future.

    Best just not to bring it up …

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    “—or are you just in lock step with the DNC?”

    Seriously? The DNC? What makes you think the DNC has any interest in tax relief for anyone with an income under seven figures?

    Tax policies are a bi-partisan issue, along with all the other abuses. Until you can grasp that, you are part of the problem.

  14. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    ’Make it an act of treason to accept money from any private citizen or group- in fact, make it one charge of treason for EACH dollar accepted from private hands!"

    That would be a great start.

    The other reform we need is the nomination process. As long as we are willing to accept major party nominations, we are dead in the water. We will continue to elect fascist candidates, unless we categorically refuse to accept them. The nominations process needs reform as much as campaign finance.

    Actually, to fix that I might take a different tack. If you accepted all contributions for a particular seat in government – dog catcher all the way to POTUS – and deposited them into an escrow account to be equally divided between candidates, that would not only fix the issue, but you might get it through, because the banks would love it. If all campaign funds were equally available to all candidates, no candidate would be handicapped by limited funding. I think it might be easier to institute that change than the more satisfying one of just trying to remove private money from the process. It might also be a little more difficult to corrupt – and I like your attitude toward penalties. How have we arrived at a place where we accept felons in high government positions?

    They are supposed to be working for us. Perhaps in the sense that we haven’t kept them up to their task, we have earned their contempt to some extent. Time to put a stop to that, well past time. We have to do more than swap one lot of stinking fish for another, different lot of stinking fish.

    Time to start treating them as they treat us. We’ve got precious little to lose, things being as they are.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    “Just think of all the money that can be repatrated from over seas. The USA would becuase a large tax haven and people will flock to invist in the US.”

    So what is the rational reason for not repatriating the funds as things stand?

    Oh, gosh, I see – if they bring their money home, they’ll have to pay tax on it, just like the unwashed, starving masses!

    It’s not working people and the middle classes who are concealing income and sending family wage jobs overseas, where they can fill them at slave wages, pocketing the difference. We never see those funds.

    They’re doing a nice job of propping up the economies of those third world countries, though. Not to mention China. How generous of them, to sacrifice our workforce and economy to help out the poor struggling Chinese. They are so much more worthy than we are.

    Trouble is, I think it amounts to treason.

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