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The National Sales Tax vs The Income TaxOnly days after the last elections for Congress in November of 1994 CongressmanBill Archer declared his strong desire to tear out the income tax by its roots After thatNewt Gingrich and Bob Dole formed a commission to consider new alternatives to theincome tax That lead to more than a half dozen congressional panels holding hearings onthat subject So there is no longer a question of whether the income tax system will bereplaced or not the question now is what should it be replaced with Well a nationalsales tax is an option that cannot be ignored even though it may not be the best solutionThe case for a national sales tax begins with one greatly appealing line It willallow us to completely eliminate the income tax possibly even repealing the 16thAmendment an amendment that authorized the income tax and made it a part of thegovernment in the first place However the change would come at a cost greater thanseems fair we would give up the income tax for a sales tax system that is moreIf the government sets out to collect a new tax at the register when something isbought it will then have to extend that tax beyond the retailer to every single layer ofproduction as well The government would absolutely have to do this because a greatamount of tax evasion would certainly take place Soon enough the national sales taxwould become a very complex multi-rate value-added tax or VAT To generate enough revenue by taxing goods at the retail level only a sales tax ofat least 20 percent would have to be put into place Suddenly consumers will be seeingthat everything they buy has been increased in price by that 20 percent However thepeople will not want to pay that high of a tax so they will find ways to say that theproducts they buy are tax-exempt goods they will buy the goods on the black
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