Saturday, June 03, 2006

Unfair Tax

Before you jump on the fair tax bandwagon, consider this.

Those with sick family members would pay more in taxes as doctor's visits, hospital stays, and medicine would be taxed.

Seniors who have paid income tax all their lives would now be shelling out additional money in taxes at a time when they were expecting to pay less in taxes as their income is reduced.

Victims of natural disasters, like Katrina, would be taxed when replacing items lost in the natural disaster. Kinda adds insult to injury doesn't it. First you lose your home and possessions and then those idiots that advocate the "unfair tax" want to tax you to replace them.

Young adults just starting out and with huge student loans to repay would be paying the same in taxes as billionaires like Bill Gates (what's fair about that?).

And heaven help you if you get laid off, you'll still be stuck paying taxes every time you feed your family and provide shelter for them.

The argument that criminals and illegal aliens would now have to pay taxes is bogus.

It's a common misconception that illegal immigrants don't file income tax returns, said Francine Lipman, a professor at Chapman School of Law.
"A lot of undocumented immigrants pay taxes and actually pay more in taxes than your similarly situated low-income family who is here legally," said Lipman, who recently completed a law-review article titled "The Taxation of Undocumented Immigrants: Separate, Unequal and Without Representation."

The Social Security Administration last year estimated 75 percent of undocumented workers are paying Social Security withholding tax.

As for criminals, thieves wouldn't pay any taxes as they would steal the merchandise. Those criminals who are caught and jailed wouldn't pay taxes, as Uncle Sam foots the bill for their food, shelter and medical care.

My final gripe is why do they have to lie about what it is? It's not a fair tax, it's a consumption tax, so why don't they call it that. Why try to confuse people with it's name. But then again everyone is for a fair tax, very few people would be for a consumption tax that would tax medical care, food and shelter, you know the basic requirements of life.

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