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U.S. states flirt with
major tax changes

Reuters, by Nanette Byrnes

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Posted By:Howard Adams, 1/13/2013 1:13:33 PM

Chapel Hill, NC - Hopes for overhauling the federal tax system are fading in Washington, but in some state capitals, tax reform experiments - some far-reaching - are fast taking shape. Across the South and Midwest, Republicans have consolidated control of state legislatures and governorships, giving them the power to test long-debated tax ideas. Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, for instance, called on Thursday for ending the state´s income tax and corporate taxes, with sales taxes compensating for lost revenue. A similar plan is being pushed by Republicans in North Carolina. Kansas...
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Another article on the subject. Generally speaking, Texas sales tax does not include "groceries", prescription drugs and most OTC drugs. Ideally, coffee, tea and bottled water (because "some" don´t have clean water) no; "evil" soft drinks yes. Fruits and vegetables, no; cookies and candy, yes. In the debate, "essentials", no sales tax; "non-essentials" and "luxuries" yes. This neutralizes many of the arguments posed by the left. The resourceful "single mom" would never have to pay a single penny of sales tax to feed her family, and she would not "harm" her children with such "poor nutrition choices".


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dogbreath, 1/13/2013 1:31:46 PM     (No. 9114348)

nothing like a republican with backbone.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: privateer, 1/13/2013 1:39:37 PM     (No. 9114358)

Wish Illinois had even one with a notochord.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/13/2013 1:49:33 PM     (No. 9114372)

I´m really getting a kick out of these state tax reforms.

And how about the fortress city where only conservatives are welcome.lol.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Penney, 1/13/2013 2:00:01 PM     (No. 9114387)

As taxpayers have increasingly become aware that they are but paying for blatant political cronyism, corruption in the political arena/media cobal, and all sorts of deceitful statist policies deemed by bloated BIG Government, naturally they are inclined to, ´flirt,´ with tax changes! ...´´It doesn´t take a rocket scientist,´´ to figure out this socialistic taxation problem.

Remember, the U.S.A. was founded DIRECTLY because of overtaxation by a tyrannical BIG Government´s dictates. Such irresponsible overtaxation usurps each individual´s INHERENT freedom every-which-way! Today´s stastist pols are usurping freedom in the same way by using taxpayer´s money irresponsibly, frivilously and by actually making and breaking specific entreprenaurs, even at these some unethical pols engrandise themselves with unmerited riches, paid for by the American taxpayers. Greed & corruption have replaced ethics and morality since the ´60s radicals got tenure in leadership positions.

Just as unions have come to fund leftist political causes which are totally contrary to the personal beliefs & preferences of individuals within their membership, so too has the current BIG Governmental outrageous spending follies come to exclusively fund biased statist policies which are contrary to the Constitution´s principles of authentic Life, Liberty and Justice for ALL.

The American Presidents swear an oath to support the U.S. Constitution, as do the members of Congress and the Judicial Branch. But instead of respecting their own oaths and supporting Constitutional principles, too many elected officials are in competition with the union bosses for personal enrichment and power. That brief realization, in a nutshell, is the challenge facing voters and every hard working taxpayer.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: krause, 1/13/2013 2:22:03 PM     (No. 9114416)

One of the best things republicans in the states can do is the opposite of what Obama is doing on the federal level. The results should be obvious and make good campaign fodder.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: devnull, 1/13/2013 3:48:57 PM     (No. 9114512)

The left wants to make America weak, in the end they may end up just making the federal government weak.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: clw54, 1/13/2013 4:47:20 PM     (No. 9114581)

The conservatives are "activists" and the lib is an "expert."

That kind of bias gets inside the public bloodstream and few recognize what´s going on.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/13/2013 4:56:50 PM     (No. 9114591)

Let us do it as we all succeed!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 1/13/2013 6:31:13 PM     (No. 9114683)

The real problem is that we are being taxed to pay for things that we do not agree with or approve of. I would not mind paying my fair share if others were also paying theirs, and not just voting themselves mine. If everyone had to pay taxes on their purchases, drug dealers, people getting paid under the table, and any other type of tax avoidance scam people would be required to pay up. Then you would see some real screaming.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 1/13/2013 9:03:22 PM     (No. 9114815)

You know who is going to take full credit for any state tax reform right? Specially if it proves successful. The repubs will not sign any document or policy to say ´we did this´ so vote accordingly. Instead, the dems will take credit while continuing to plunder on the spending.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: veritas, 1/13/2013 9:15:42 PM     (No. 9114827)

Some of the superlative genius of our federal system demonstrated. Thank you, Founders.

Taxes on business are a bad idea for two reasons. a. taxes on business simply add to the selling price of the product or service. The tax-cost must be passed along to consumers. b. taxes on business require businesses to get involved in politics, to fend off interference, keep price-burdening taxes as low as possible, and to combat favors sought and gotten by competitors. Note that none of those things are a net benefit to anyone... but the politicians. See post #4.

#2: Thank you for a literal LOL. Clever post, very clever.

#10: At the Federal level, the real issue is to limit spending to what is legitimately authorized by the citizens for the central gov´t to do.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bubber, 1/13/2013 9:35:30 PM     (No. 9114845)

May be Honduras...private cities...we will see...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/14/2013 3:59:10 AM     (No. 9115059)

States doing the job that the WH & DNC elitists won´t do.

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