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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss View Post
    9% sales tax isn't that high when you consider that you're paying so much less in income taxes. A true "fair tax" will have us paying something like 30% sales tax on everything we buy. Its kind of a shock if you've never thought about it before, but its still less of a hit to your pocketbook.
    Couple huge problems that make this entirely unfeasible.

    1) You see sales tax every single time you buy something. That's daily, weekly, etc. Income tax isn't quite as obvious for the majority of the population since most of it is automatically deducted from the paycheck and you never actually have that money. That is a huge, huge, huge perception problem it has to address.

    2) If it happened, the most likely course of action would be massive non-profit organizations emerging to do things like distribute food and goods. Because they don't pay sales tax. And the wealthy left will do everything in their power to circumvent the system for the poor. So you'd end up with these massive tax shelters that are completely legal because they exist as a non-profit.

    Its just incredibly unrealistic. So far out there, that he deserves derisive commentary from the press.

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    Say NO to Government!

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    Unemployment up to 40% under that budget?

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    There's going to have to be a lot of unemployment before a lot of employment. It is what it is. This wouldn't be the first time in history that has happened.
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    Best quote I've seen about the 9-9-9 plan and why it eliminates Cain from contention.

    There’s also no reason to think the federal government would ever enact Cain’s plan. Even if, per impossibile, Cain were elected president, Congress isn’t going to tell senior citizens that, after having paid taxes on income all their lives, they will now incur extra sales taxes when they spend the money.

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    Just...bwaaaahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha



    tears...streaming....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis View Post
    Just...bwaaaahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha
    tears...streaming....
    Good to see you're voting for the Herminator!
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    LOL, the "I'm getting owned, but I'll pretend that I owned you in my mind" (anti)logic isn't going to work here.
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    Don't forget your popcorn.. the debate starts in a few on CNN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stivan View Post
    Don't forget your popcorn.. the debate starts in a few on CNN!
    Nachos!
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    LOL, the "I'm getting owned, but I'll pretend that I owned you in my mind" (anti)logic isn't going to work here.
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    You want to know whats pathetic? Casuals shitheads like you who deliver nothing to the gaming industry but an autistic sense of self worth and imaginary authority over things they know nothing about.

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    Damn. Waaaay more people showed than I expected. I was hoping for both R.P.'s Romney and Herman.
    Quote Originally Posted by Laodaron View Post
    LOL, the "I'm getting owned, but I'll pretend that I owned you in my mind" (anti)logic isn't going to work here.
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    You want to know whats pathetic? Casuals shitheads like you who deliver nothing to the gaming industry but an autistic sense of self worth and imaginary authority over things they know nothing about.

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