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NailThatJello replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1 hour ago

Re: tax day

If you exclude the first $10K of earnings, it's still a progressive rate tax. Just with only two rate levels, the first at 0%.

And thereby add a burden of bureaucracy right back into the system. Because the poor would have to [more]

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NailThatJello replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:13 AM

Re: tax day

Progressive taxation involves higher RATES of taxation for higher income. A flat tax isn't progressive taxation.

I think you’re right. But then the old political labels become misleading and moot. It’s misleading to call something [more]

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NailThatJello posted to the Atheist Fools board. 4:39 PM

First vs Third World problems

American women must somehow survive despite the ever-present fear of Joe Biden smelling their hair.

Meanwhile, some Indian women have to give up their uteruses to keep their jobs.

Why many women in Maharashtra’s Beed [more]

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NailThatJello replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:12 AM

Re: tax day

In my mind the argument for a consumption tax is pretty compelling. It is the most efficient way to raise money as it affects everyone equally (though regressively).

Regressively? If I buy ten dollar sandals and pay 50% tax on them, [more]

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Re: eggs in the fridge

Chickens are kept in small cages with minimal bedding. The eggs often have poop on them. Selling eggs with poop on them does not go over well with consumers.

One option might be, don’t keep them in small cages.

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NailThatJello replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:55 AM

Re: tax day

Exactly how does discouraging consumption encourage investment? A business invests to sell more widgets. Discouraging the consumption of widgets does not encourage the investment to expand to build more widgets.

Most people spend [more]

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NailThatJello replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:05 PM

Re: tax day

btresist would say you shouldn't have that soda (due to your health, the effects of that across the entire population in terms of what it costs society, etc). So that is a "good". On the other hand, if we stop spending money the [more]

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NailThatJello replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:58 PM

Re: tax day

The Europeans all have a VAT because the rich are in charge of the tax structure. We need to avoid that. Those who benefit most from our government should pay more for its support and maintenance.

This is nonsense.

Income tax [more]

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NailThatJello replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:46 AM

Re: tax day

What is the break point between “medium priced champagne” and “high end champagne?”

Good question. Easy answer. Tax all alcoholic beverages 100%. The poor don’t need govt help to get drunk. The rich don’t, either.

Maybe a [more]

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NailThatJello replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:52 PM

Re: tax day

The bottom quintile pays about 7.2% of income in sales and excise taxes while the top 1% only pay 0.8% of income in sales and excise taxes. Sales and excise taxes are highly regressive.

Proves the point. We need to jack up the sales [more]

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Re: religious fundamentalism and brain damage

damage to particular areas of the prefrontal cortex indirectly promotes religious fundamentalism by diminishing cognitive flexibility and openness— which involves curiosity, creativity, and open-mindedness.

The authors should have [more]

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NailThatJello replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:08 PM

Re: tax day

Jello: <i.I’d be in total support of dumping income tax entirely, substituting sales tax for it. Reward the earning of income, and the investing of that income into social productivity in all its forms, including businesses. Discourage [more]

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