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[–] lsdflkoi 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

If we must pay taxes, I'd prefer it to be on things we buy vs my income.

If the goods were flat taxed for example, then every illegal would at least be forced into paying some taxes...

I live in a "tax free state" ie "tariff state"... We don't pay state taxes, except the 3% fee on just about everything that "isn't a tax" but "goes to the state"...

In lieu of the ;) taxes, we instead pay 3x as much for everything... Plus the obligatory 3% "not a tax, tax"...

The locals get pissy when I point it out.


[–] Betty_Liberty 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I agree - a consumption-based tax. A billionaire who chooses to live frugally would be taxed less, and illegals and homeless would contribute.


[–] goathunter 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The problem is that (((they))) don't like us to hold onto our money. Hence, the emphasis on income taxation.


[–] random128dsf321 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Its not about a fair or efficient system. Its about reinforcing the fact that they OWN YOU. They own 100% of your labor, they just decide (for now) to not take it all.