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Editorial: Consider the benefits: national sales tax vs. income tax




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Loyce McCarter
Guest Column
February 20, 2013 | 1,636 views | 4 comments

Occasionally we hear commentators discuss on the TV that maybe our country would be better off with a national sales tax instead of the current income tax program. But almost immediately in the discussion it is noted that the sales tax would hurt the low income too much and therefore it can’t be considered.  . . .

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Alvin Charmaine  
February 22, 2013 6:46am
 
I love the idea of eliminating the Fed income tax and replacing it with either a flat or fair tax. The VAT is a non-starter for me, and surely that's the scheme that will eventually be adopted. The VAT adds a small sales... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
February 22, 2013 5:24am
 
In the 1940's I can remember that sale taxes were assessed by mills. States minted their own coins called mills in different values for the purpose of paying the tax. It seems that small streams of revenue have a tendency... More ›

 
Beji Amhoudi  
La Vernia  
February 22, 2013 4:47am
 
Whatever merits the idea might or might not have, its a non-starter because, simply, the government NEVER gives up a 'revenue stream'. No, they'll keep the income tax and add a tiny .01% sales tax..which will then explode... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
February 21, 2013 5:03pm
 
The author factors all type of taxes into the alleged cost of producing a loaf of bread. Yet he only offers the elimination of the income tax with the introduction of the sales tax. In states that tax food, the combined... More ›

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