Targets for Budget Elimination (was: Re: Re[2]: Buchanan and Freedom)

Anthony Stapleton ASTAPLE at AOL.COM
Tue Feb 27 17:00:22 MST 1996


In a message dated 96-02-27 11:50:26 EST, Mr. Laib writes:

>
>No complaints here, especially since if you eliminate the income tax
>we could cut 98% of the IRS.  The remainder could do accounting of the
>sales tax receipts.

No complaints and no real tangible argument, BUT,

     even with a "consumption tax", there will be a need for a mechanism to
collect and account for the tax dollars, and some sort of mechanism to combat
the so-called underground economy or black market which will be created.  The
IRS may not be as big as it is now, but some sort of agency will remain in
existence.

On a separate but related note, the idea behind a "flat tax" is really not
decreasing the tax burden, but rather is simplification of the tax code.

Yes, No, Maybe....Am I in left field??

Tony



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