GREATEST tax plan unveiled by newly announced candidate Mapleleaf

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In a bold move never before seen in Georgia politics, Mapleleaf today announced her candidacy for the state House post held by the late Dan Lakly with a presentation of her GREATEST plan for Georgia.

Explaining that the sales tax is the only tax where the government can realistically expect to collect at a rate more than 100% should the need arise, Mapleleaf proposed combining the Fair Tax and the property-relief tax into the Georgia Repeals Every Asinine Tax Except Sales Tax (GREATEST) plan.

That’s right! GREATEST would do away with both the state income tax and the property taxes. You read it here first. Get your IDs ready and vote for bold leadership!

In a press conference announcing both her candidacy and her GREATEST plan, Mapleleaf even alluded to her ultimate ambition, the SUPER GREAT plan, which would abolish all state taxes and replace them with one convenient federal tax, with the U.S. government remitting to each individual state what the old repealed taxes would have produced.

Echoing Yakov Smirnoff, Mapleleaf stated, at the end of her press conference, “Isn’t this a great country, or what?”

Pundits are predicting a very large turnout at the polls on election day, December 18, when Fayette County is expected to take center stage on the national scene with the results of this astounding breakthrough in fiscal policy. The presidential candidates for both parties are bracing themselves for seismic turnouts in their primaries when this issue hits the fan.

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Submitted by d.smith700 on Sun, 11/11/2007 - 12:08pm.

Well of course people who own expensive property don't want to pay the same percentage of taxes on it as do those who own hovels!
It is the same with IRS taxes, corporations and extremely high wage earners would like to not pay ANY tax. All of that is just common sense.
Although a person making $250,000 a year can get along on about the same amount of food, electricity, water, and health care as someone making $40,000 per year, they simply want to pay the same sales tax as each other, don't they?
No, I think the 250 guy wants to pay the same taxes in dollars overall as the 40 guy, don't you?
Well he can almost do that with a sales tax instead property tax and a fair tax instead of the IRS tax!
They do make exceptions for those below the poverty level---at least to begin with.
I say: can it all. Charge a tariff sufficient to support our government at the docks. To hell with free trade. We don't have it now.

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Submitted by mapleleaf on Mon, 11/12/2007 - 7:51am.

Actually, every sales tax is an income tax on the seller.

The seller lies about his price and then jacks it up at the last minute. Then the state hounds the seller for its cut of his gross income.

This is most evident with the tax on services: the barber charges more and then remits part of his income (if the state can uncover what the real amount was) to the state.

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