Monday, August 02, 2004

Hastert plays a good game

I'm listening to Hastert on Hannity as I write this, and he's a smooth talker, but he's full of it. He fails to mention the fact that the people who are pushing the national sales tax in leiu of the income tax realize that the tax would be upwards of 40%.

How do you like them apples? Wouldn't it be just grand to pay an extra 40 cents on the dollar for every thing you buy?

Wouldn't it be just grand to be the business owner who has to file all the mountains of paperwork that the bureaucracy this will create will inevitably require?

It would change nothing. It would move the pieces around the board, but it would change nothing.

2 Comments:

At 9:58 PM, Blogger The Chainik Hocker said...

What the hell are you talking about? If an apple costs an extra 40 cents, but you get to keep your entire income instead of paying a large percentage of it to Unca Sam, you come out ahead of the game. Assuming, of course, the price of the stuff you buy is low enough and your income is high enough that you notice the difference. Ahem.

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger Yid said...

That was my whole point, CH. The price difference won't make any difference whatsoever.

 

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