Thursday, May 28, 2009

They'll Dump This On Us In Addition To All The Other Taxes

Because they're broke after spending trillions to fight imperial wars and sending trillions to the ultra rich. They want all wealth now because they consider it theirs, and we'll get nothing in return. The countries mentioned use taxes for infrastructure, health care and education, all we'll get are more wars, a shattered society and the joy of paying for a fascist police state.

Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

"With budget deficits soaring and President Obama pushing a trillion-dollar-plus expansion of health coverage, some Washington policymakers are taking a fresh look at a money-making idea long considered politically taboo: a national sales tax.
Common around the world, including in Europe, such a tax -- called a value-added tax, or VAT -- has not been seriously considered in the United States. But advocates say few other options can generate the kind of money the nation will need to avert fiscal calamity."

related - Federal tax revenue dropped by a third

"Federal tax revenue plunged $138 billion, or 34%, in April vs. a year ago — the biggest April drop since 1981, a study released Tuesday by the American Institute for Economic Research says.
When the economy slumps, so does tax revenue, and this recession has been no different, says Kerry Lynch, senior fellow at the AIER and author of the study. "It illustrates how severe the recession has been."
For example, 6 million people lost jobs in the 12 months ended in April — and that means far fewer dollars from income taxes. Income tax revenue dropped 44% from a year ago.
"These are staggering numbers," Lynch says


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