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Subject:  Re: Rewarding bad behavior... Date:  12/13/2012  9:21 AM
Author:  notehound Number:  411179 of 464931

... a 5% national sales tax... Surprised nobody else has thought of it?

Oh, several folks have thought of it - and it's been promoted. A national sales tax even became a popular idea for a while (until its main proponent had to drop out of public view due to unfortunate past over-friendliness to staff members of the opposite sex).

A lot of USians still support the idea:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9%E2%80%939%E2%80%939_Plan

;-)
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