Is A National Sales Tax Coming Down The Pike?

Called a "Value Added Tax" or VAT (Very Assinine Tactic, so says me), such an idea is being considered to create more revenue.

This would serve two purposes as I see it:

One, fund more war.

Two, have us paying more on the cheap crap from China and Mexico (amongst other things) whilst encouraging us to buy such products in greater quantity considering that's all the average person would be able to pay if a VAT is added to goods and services.

Although wait. The VAT is used all over Europe and the people there have health care and college education paid for. Surely the U.S. would create such social services for the people, correct?

"A White House official said a VAT is "unlikely to be in the mix" as a means to pay for health-care reform."

Nope, doesn't look like it.


And oh yes, such taxes are regressive. But what the hey, the current "everyone pay the same price regardless of your income" is regressive, so why not continue the immorality? I mean god forbid we actually tax the elite of their fair share and DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO TAKE A GOOD CHUNK BACK WITH RIDICULOUS TAX WRITE-OFFS. God forbid DC policy wanks actually get some balls and gg's and stop spending our money bailing out their Big Biz pals.

This has become so old to me. I'm so done with it all. I'm so ready for something new, different, more fair and evolved. More heart, less ego. More sharing, less control. More equality, less "good 'ole boy/girl" behavior. A world where, at the end of the day, the people are fulfilled, content, at peace. A world where, at the end of the day, we have an authentic smile on our faces and in our hearts.


Devin said...

I am always so in line with your thinking Nina-I am so over this also-certain things always bothered me but anymore it seems like the whole fucking system-if you could call it a system bothers me!! great article as always and best to you and yours!!

nolocontendere said...

You can bet that a sales tax wouldn't do anything to lessen other taxes, just be dumped on us as more burden.

Nina said...

it's all so ridiculous at this point. my mind simply won't stand the dribbling noise coming out of the tv about this same old same old business as usual bleck. it's like my mind says "i know already STOP!" i'm just going about my own life as best as i can, trying to focus more on what i WANT instead of how things ARE. the 'ole "it's my life and i'll do what i want".