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    Should we eliminate the current tax system?

    If so, what do we replace it with?

    1. The fair tax
    2. Flat tax

    If not, why?

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    Yes. You should be tax on what you buy not what you earn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    Yes. You should be tax on what you buy not what you earn.
    A vote for The fair tax then, right?

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    In TX, we get property taxed to death. I don't think that is fair. I'd rather see the property tax go away, and pay double in sales tax. We added up all of our saletax last year, and itw as only $1000 - this was including all the stuff we bought for our new house. I'd rather pay double - $2000 than pay the $4000 I pay a year now.

    Plus, that would actually give the state MORE money - and it would be fair - Even the people with all the children who own no property and live in apartments would have to pay their share. I have no children, yet almost $3000 of the $4k I pay goes to my school district. Ugggggg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    In TX, we get property taxed to death. I don't think that is fair. I'd rather see the property tax go away, and pay double in sales tax. We added up all of our saletax last year, and itw as only $1000 - this was including all the stuff we bought for our new house. I'd rather pay double - $2000 than pay the $4000 I pay a year now.

    Plus, that would actually give the state MORE money - and it would be fair - Even the people with all the children who own no property and live in apartments would have to pay their share. I have no children, yet almost $3000 of the $4k I pay goes to my school district. Ugggggg
    Really I was speaking of income tax. But as far as people without property in apartments paying property tax, they do. It's in the rent.

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    I’m all for a national sales tax to replace the current income tax, but I would like to see a major reduction in unnecessary spending at the federal level. Much of our tax dollars are wasted on bogus programs. Just getting rid of the IRS would save big bucks. We need to minimize our federal government and revamp the tax system. The simpler, the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. P View Post
    Really I was speaking of income tax. But as far as people without property in apartments paying property tax, they do. It's in the rent.
    Its still not the same. My parents paid approx $300 a year in property tax on their home in Louisiana. I pay more than that a month. Yet, the rental rates are about the same. So here, the landlords owning the property are loosing out more here than they would be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. P View Post
    A vote for The fair tax then, right?
    Yes the Fair Tax...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Its still not the same. My parents paid approx $300 a year in property tax on their home in Louisiana. I pay more than that a month. Yet, the rental rates are about the same. So here, the landlords owning the property are loosing out more here than they would be there.
    Do you really think a landlord would come out of pocket with property tax money? If they do they're dumb business people or made a very poor investment that is not breaking even at the least.

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    I've said what I will say on the matter... not gonna argue anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    I've said what I will say on the matter... not gonna argue anymore...
    No arguement, you just misunderstand property tax collection and valuation, I'm afraid. It was off topic however.

    What do you think about post #1?

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    Give me some credit. I understand the way it works. I say that it still penalizes the landowners while giving the advantage to the actual consumers of the school system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Give me some credit. I understand the way it works. I say that it still penalizes the landowners while giving the advantage to the actual consumers of the school system.
    Well, SW. I don’t see it as a penalty really. I understand people without kids think they’re getting the shaft. I also know people that rent with or without children pay property taxes through their rent with a portion of it going to fund schools.

    As far as not having children and still paying tax for schools, I think there are a couple “why must they” benefits to consider. First, we must maintain a system so that when they do have children it’s there. Second, weather you have children and they’re grown or you have none at all we all benefit as a Country with an educated population.

    I do think that at some age, say 65 maybe, school tax should be removed from an individual’s property tax bill.

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    I still say that doubling the saletax would be fairer to everyone involved, and the state would benefit more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blastard View Post
    I’m all for a national sales tax to replace the current income tax, but I would like to see a major reduction in unnecessary spending at the federal level. Much of our tax dollars are wasted on bogus programs. Just getting rid of the IRS would save big bucks. We need to minimize our federal government and revamp the tax system. The simpler, the better.
    Agree

    When taxes were first passed they said it would never get over three percent. Ha, ha. Jokes on us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    Agree

    When taxes were first passed they said it would never get over three percent. Ha, ha. Jokes on us.
    Yeah, and when they started taking income tax from our pay check durning WWII, I think it was, they said it was temporary too. LOL

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    I want to read NEAL BORTZ'S book. Whatever you buy gets taxed!!! Va,taxes me to death,wonder how folks from CAL/N.Y. live?????? Randall

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    Fair tax. But almost anything would be better than what we have now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post
    I want to read NEAL BORTZ'S book. Whatever you buy gets taxed!!! Va,taxes me to death,wonder how folks from CAL/N.Y. live?????? Randall
    First, remember the Fair tax plan focuses on the federal income tax not State. However, the States have an incentive to reduce State income tax under the Fair tax plan.
    If you haven’t seen it yet, you can find more information here...
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    Fair tax. But almost anything would be better than what we have now.
    I agree the Fair tax is best but not that anything would be better really.
    As of now, all that is one the plate is the Fair tax and Flat tax.

    I don’t see the flat tax being better. Why?

    First it’s not fair, say the flat tax is 10% and kansas_plainsman makes 100k per year while Mr. P makes 50k. KP pays 10k in tax and Mr., P pays 5k.

    Now what benefit did KP get from the Government for his extra 5k in tax that Mr. P didn’t? zip none.

    See why it’s no better. All my opinion of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. P View Post
    Yeah, and when they started taking income tax from our pay check durning WWII, I think it was, they said it was temporary too. LOL
    Pataki said the same about the AWB in the SRNY. Guess what, he lied. That's a typical NYS republican. Not that political offiliation matters in a NYS election. It's just a letter next to a name. They might as well merge parties there.

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