Several groups including the Fair Tax Campaign, Tea Party Express, Americans for Tax Reform and FreedomWorks are banding together physically and digitally to urge Congress to overhaul the tax code.
Several corporatist groups uniting under one banner to further the cause of their sponsors at your expense. No thanks.
Here's the thing, jobs will come back if the taxes would be lifted.
You could support your assertion by proving Europe doesn't exist. Most EU nations we have a trade deficit with have higher taxes, after all. Our balance of trade deficit is actually largely a factor of 1) Our need to import oil and 2) Chinese currency manipulation. Just go here: http://usdebtclock.org/
Pretty clear what the two biggest components of our deficit are! The United States would still possess a trade surplus if we ended China's currency manipulation and our dependence on foreign oil
Taxes are not some magic vacuum cleaner that sends money off to a black hole for no conceivable purpose. By acting as a giant insurance company responsible for the entirety of its citizenry, the government promotes the development of value adding services (such as actual factory workers) over value neutral services (guards, security) and hopefully eliminating value destroying services (the health care industry as it currently exists in the United States).
People aren't stupid and they will go where they can make a profit, if that is in their own back yard then they will move back there. You also mention that they have a lower stander of living, well what about us now? Without jobs people are loosing their homes, people loosing everything that they have and yet you think that our stander of living hasn't changed?Twenty million homes stand empty, two million people have no home.
What, pray tell, is the problem, aside from protecting some greedy useless leech's score in the magic dollar game?
That first statement is far from true. While it might raise the price of goods only 30% you keep forgetting that that government takes out more than that in your taxes.
No it doesn't and you know it.
I can tell you that it would turn out to be less in the end to pay the 30% then it would be to pay all the taxes that we have to pay. Both the ones that you know about and all the hidden ones that they have you paying now and calling it something else.
For anyone making between $25k and $200k per year, this is a lie.
America's middle class will pay more, and the Fairtax proponents even admit to this.
Also you add that high-tech and college workforce would fix it? I would love to see how that would help when most people with college degrees are working in a different field than the degree is for. Plus you can't high-tech everything. There are things that can't, shouldn't and most people don't want to be high-tech. I was also wondering how you could say that keeping people in school anywhere from four to eight more years would help? School isn't cheap, so where would all that money come from if there were less jobs out there and the jobs that were you had to have college degrees for? Look at the number of college students now who will graduate and not have jobs because there isn't any out there or if they are they are already taken.
The more appropriate question is "Why is school no longer cheap?"
Another more appropriate question is "Why should people with no mathematical or economic understanding be allowed to dictate tax policy?"
I mean - seriously. It's fine if someone doesn't know the specific terms, but someone should understand basic issues like value-generating services versus value-neutral and value-destroying ones. They all add to the GDP, but they are not equal.
Well that's the beauty of things, since the taxes would be gone they would have more money to raise their kids.
Again, for anyone making between $25k and $200k per year, this is a lie.
It wouldn't matter how the other contries reacted, we would have the ability to take care of our own once again.
News flash: America can no longer act with impunity on the international scene.There is a very legitimate reason for NAFTA
We set it up to secure rights to Canada's and Mexico's oil. You want to cut that flow off? China will pay more with, with our dollars even.
Did you know that there was a time not that long ago that we didn't need to import stuff here and that other countries bought our products?
Yes, it would be nice to see people promoting that concept rather than antiprotectionism, China worship, Oil worship, and anti-intellectualism. That might have a chance at happening, then.
But not under your plan. You are actively sabotaging America's strength just by promoting this nonsense.
It does no good to have the general American public think it's okay to violate treaties at will, some of which we get quite a lot of benefit from.
This is just a link, whether you totally agree with it or not, this gives you a look into the fair tax act. But please remember, THIS ISN'T THE ONLT TAX IDEA AND WON'T NECESSARILY BE THE ONE THAT WILL TRY TO BE PUT THROUGH. There will always be things changed to anything that will come up to be a bill.
Come up with something that's not so damned regressive and promoting of class division and it may be considered. Or point to something. But we've already read up on Fairtax. It's a war on small business, on startups, and on the middle class. If you have something else, show it.