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    i seriously love your country, and had it been easy to immigrate there, we would live there. it's so lovely in denmark.

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    yes, i have issue with these laws, but here in NZ, it's a 15% flat tax on everything. it's the Goods and Services Tax. SO, everything has a high tax on it. I still eat everything, you know? even though it's taxed 15%. And i still buy more expensive, higher quality stuff.

    but, i also have issue with any kind of "sin tax" per se -- because the fact is that it's not going to deter people and those taxes usually don't go to anything in particular.

    anyway. . . what do i know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davem View Post
    So do flat taxes, but people are enamored with that as well.
    Not the "Fair Tax." It give a "pre-bate" to those living under the poverty line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPD View Post
    I wouldn't worry overmuch about it being adopted in the US, the dairy and beef lobby is strong. Even if it does and it doubles the price, it's not like I'm ever going to use margarine again.
    Cities and states have already started doing this in the US.

    And remember the slippery slope. Today, butter-- tomorrow, red meat?

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    They should tax all artificial food before attacking real food. Just sayin'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roach View Post
    Denmark also taxes prostitution. This is just another step in their government's "Let's tax everything awesome" initiative.
    All workers should pay income tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gojirama View Post
    All workers should pay income tax.
    No workers should pay income tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    Flat taxes exclude food.
    Depends.

    My current favorite is trying to figure out the Mass. sales tax on clothing. On the surface there is no sales tax on clothes. However, I've been told that if a single item is more than $100 it will be taxed. I bought an $800 suit, no tax. Another suit, similar price, on sale - taxed. I bought a $112 pair of shoes - no tax. A $75 dollar pair of pants netted me taxation on Saturday though. How's that for consistent?
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    I posted this on another thread, but it seems to have been lost among other discussion, so I'll repost it here on this thread...


    Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

    (AFP) 7 hours ago
    COPENHAGEN Denmark said Saturday it would scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first, saying the measure was costly and failed to change Danes' eating habits.

    AFP: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

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    Quote Originally Posted by astronmr20 View Post
    I agree with you,

    But you can vote for larger or smaller government; more silly regs or less silly regs. More tax or less tax.
    Since the US just had their elections can you tell me which of Romney or Obama was for smaller gov, less tax and less regs? Otherwise, what use is voting?
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