The following exchanges between Roni Bell, Dan Maes and Ric, pertain to the following info from Judge Napolitano regards "income" tax and states.
Dan Maes is the only candidate for a public office (That I'm aware of.) who's made serious inquiry about an Equitable Consumption Tax.
A tip O the hat to you Dan!
From: Dan Maes
To: 'Roni Sylvester'
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:21 AM
Subject: RE: Dan - info on Judge Napolitano
Interesting. If there is legitimacy to any of this then why has it not been successfully challenged and defeated? If it were truly that blatantly and illegally instituted I would think it would have been successfully overturned by now.
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Fear Dan. Plain and simple.
People are "afraid" to be bunch quitter enough (I.e. have the courage) to "challenge and defeat" income tax. Afraid of ridicule, dismissal, destruction and more. Besides, the alternatives have been weak, overly complex, still penalize retailers, and are presented by people whose presentations are shrill - radical - silly- and the transition not well thought through.
Dan, you know this from sales; two people can present the exact same product, yet people will more readily purchase from one - instead of the other...Why? Because of the "presentation."
Remember "income" tax exsists only because it is unfortunately: a) The main control mechanism of both parties. b) Like a dysfunctional marriage...it is a "known." Regardless how ugly and bad it is, people stay with it because they perceive it's better than surging into the "unknown." c) Trial Lawyers of America. Largest, most powerful lobbying group with overwhelming D.C. presence.
The person - whether an incumbent or new candidate - who fleshes out the entire concept of Equitable Consumption (EC) Tax, and presents it in a clear, rational way - that shows voters exactly how they can "keep their paycheck" - and the many other positive benefits of not having "income" taxed, will win races.
They have to be bold enough to point out in a "non-partisan" layperson's language, why both parties are equally at fault for not executing said transition.
If Michael Steele and the Republican party structured the RNC platform around this, the Republican party would win races - and friends - across the nation.
But - they too have fears...(see the beforementioned).
Finding "good presenters" who will lead the charge...will be far more challenging then the actual "transitioning."
Ending income tax and transitioning in an EC tax is the salvation of America. That...is an undeniable fact.
This is an interesting history and educational piece for sure. Combine this with the push for an EC, it would be something to consider for building a powerpoint or video presentation to be shown and passed around. One of the things I've learned about trying to kill something in existence politically, is that you have to have something to offer in its place. You can't win an argument to stop something and replace it with a vacuum.......the EC would be the perfect replacement offer. (but then you have to deal with turning retailers into tax collectors for the state, which we already do with the sales tax collection) just my $0.02 on this. Ric
The software program at the cash register, would handle everything. The retailer would NEVER be put in the position of tax collector.
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