Why doesn't America switch to Fair Tax (Consumption Tax)?
In a time of crisis, with i****************s taking jobs off hard-working Americans and bringing the money back to Mexico and giving NOTHING back to our economy, every dollar counts and every American needs to keep all their money coming from their pay check (including me), so why doesn't America just switch to Fair Tax? By taxing products directly at a higher rate, the immigrants will still have to buy stuff which means they actually give back to our economy instead of leeching the money off and taking it elsewhere and those hard working Americans that keep getting laid off can keep their jobs!
Asked By: Gamer11705 - 2/22/2009
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Answered By: bostonianinmo - 2/22/2009
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Cause our government is all screwed up
Answered By: BOBISHERE - 2/22/2009
Because it wouldn't work. If you think that the economy is bad now, try adding an extra 30% sales tax to everything. The grossly misnamed "Fair"tax died with Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign. Let it go.
Answered By: Wayne Z - 2/22/2009
I would only agree with the Fairtax if it was on a sliding scale, where the more expensive the item, the higher the tax on it. That way the mega rich will still be putting in their fair share. Oh yeah, and there shouldn't be a tax on food or clothing items under $50.
Answered By: Fighting4Freedom - 2/22/2009
Because a sales tax punishes poor people and the government will never do that, especially with a liberal white house and both houses of congress liberal... More
Answered By: Bob F - 2/22/2009
It has been an idea that has been rejected for 95 years.
Answered By: wartz - 2/22/2009
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