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9. Re: Amazon Adds Microtransactions Jan 23, 2013, 15:02 jacobvandy
Dev wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 12:27:
Verno wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 11:26:
I wish the US would just adopt a harmonized sales tax like many other countries, it would make life for vendors and manufacturers so much easier.
You mean a federal flat sales tax?
I'd go for that instead of an income tax. It would mean EVERYONE would pay SOMETHING in federal taxes, which doesn't happen now. I'd expect to see the total federal revenue to go up.

Of course, every sane, rational person would love that... Unfortunately, such a system will NEVER be put into place so long as the filthy rich misers have control over the government. They got where they are by avoiding paying taxes as much as possible, so if they had to pay 8% on every mansion or private plane or oil rig that they bought, well...

The 40-something percent of Americans that do not pay federal taxes right now, and would have to when they buy groceries, gas, and consumer electronics, are a splash in the ocean compared to the potential revenue of charging the most wealthy a flat rate on everything, too.

This comment was edited on Jan 23, 2013, 15:07.
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