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Subject: [Hello Michigan] New comment on Interesting Comments on The Fair Tax Article.
Federalistvisions has left a new comment on your post "Interesting Comments on The Fair Tax Article":
Let's get this straight. Rose doesn't want any government, as government runs from tax monies and she wants no tax monies? Daar wants to make the taxes take to be based upon a persons 'personal' choice of lifestyle? i.e. If you make your own shoes, or buy used ones you pay no taxes.
I think that in both cases you miss the point. The Constitution does in fact give Government, both State and Federal the right to tax.
All taxes are by design regressive. So, we seek the least regressive tax possible if we are smart.
So, what is the least regressive tax possible? That would be a tax paid by the choice of the people. The bill of rights does not preclude taxation and that is not what the courts ruled. Nor does the Constitution require taxes to be collected. What is required is a system whereby the States and Federal Government can be funded in the most 'fair' method.
I think that method has escaped us over the last 100 years as we stepped into the boundry waters of Federal vs. State Rights and the intermingling of funds. The income tax is the most regressive of all taxes. The sales tax is the least regressive of all taxes. Thus, a sales tax is the most 'fair' amoung a list of very unfair taxation sytems. Make it simple, a flat tax would be better, and let the people decide what they will buy and what they will make or grow.