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Zach
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Fair Tax = no more IRS problems

Forbes

It would force IRS employees to go out and find honest work.


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Fair Tax



THIS!^^^ to the millionth power


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flat tax, fair tax, just get rid of the damn IRS


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Fair Tax = no more IRS problems

Why isn't this more prominent in the news? Like whenever there's a shooting, the MSM is all about promoting gun control. Now that the IRS is in the midst of their biggest scandle at least in my lifetime, why wouldn't there be more discusison about Fair Tax which would essentially eliminate future IRS scandles?


Five0
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Right on, right on.


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But, but, but, what about all the poor auditors and CPAs and H&R block employees that depend on the ridiculous tax code for work? Would you have their children starving and living on the street!


shawnlsu
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ab so fricking lootly


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doubleb
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Call it a simple tax if you want, so simple a fifth grader can do it.

Clean out the IRS, simplify the tax code. Cut out loopholes, and get rid of this monstrosity of a system we have now which has been proven to be unfair, unjust ,and full of corruption now.


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Gulf Coast Tiger
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What parties are opposed to this besides the IRS and the people who make money off the complex tax code?


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What parties are opposed to this besides the IRS and the people who make money off the complex tax code?


Large corporations who can afford to pay hundreds of accountants so they can avoid paying almost all taxes.

They are all in bed together. It's sick.


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What parties are opposed to this besides the IRS


K Street.


The people that hire them and depend on the competitive advantage they get from lobbying government. In short people that game the free market system.


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BlackHelicopterPilot
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Just in case the IRS is monitoring this thread for potential audit candidates, I shall now switch to encryption mode:

I-ay upport-say is-thay


/ encryption mode



Kreg Jennings
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weagle99
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What parties are opposed to this besides the IRS and the people who make money off the complex tax code?


The government uses the tax code to influence behavior and sold out favors. The Fair Tax would be one of the largest transfers of power from the government to the people ever. For this reason it will never be implemented.


Zach
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Why isn't this more prominent in the news?

Exactly my thoughts. The scandal has been out there for over 3 days and this Forbes article on their website is the first mention I've noticed.


EvrybodysAllAmerican
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Makes too much sense. Only politicians are opposed to it.


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Aubie Spr96
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The government uses the tax code to influence behavior and sold out favors. The Fair Tax would be one of the largest transfers of power from the government to the people ever. For this reason it will never be implemented.



Correct answer.


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oklahogjr
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This would starve all the IRS agents and the tax accountants.


Can we pass this by the end of the day please? I should be able to do a very quick and easy calculation of my taxes instead of paying someone else to do them for me because of all the dumb laws and rules.


If we really wanted to make taxes fair here is what we should do

Our counties should tax us. The state should tax them. The federal government should tax the state. Now we have direct visibility to the people who raise our taxes.


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Beerinthepocket
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GeauxxxTigers23


As an auditor that works on several clients that are multi-billion dollar companies, I can tell you that your belief that corporations use accountants and loopholes to pay no taxes is completely constructed by the media.

In every case I have ever seen of a corporation paying little to no US taxes it is because they pay a monstrous amount of foreign taxes which are credited against the US tax owed, they are operating at a loss, or they operated at a loss in previous years.


GeauxxxTigers23
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As an auditor that works on several clients that are multi-billion dollar companies, I can tell you that your belief that corporations use accountants and loopholes to pay no taxes is completely constructed by the media.

In every case I have ever seen of a corporation paying little to no US taxes it is because they pay a monstrous amount of foreign taxes which are credited against the US tax owed, they are operating at a loss, or they operated at a loss in previous years.


If you say so. I don't know the fricking tax code because it's set up so that only CPA's can understand it.

But if I read your second sentence correctly then the tax code is set up to encourage corporations to move jobs overseas. Correct?


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