Originally Posted by oldognewtrick
And they are not paying ANY taxes now.
Scenario 7. Adam collects his $1000 paycheck, pays $200 in taxes. Adam buys $800 worth of drugs from Bob. Bob smuggles the money out of the US to a home in the Cayman Islands, where he uses it to purchase goods and services untaxed by the US government. At the end of the day, the Federal government is up $200.
Scenario 8. Adam collects his $1000 paycheck. Adam buys $1000 worth of drugs from Bob. Bob smuggles the money out of the US to a home in the Cayman Islands, where he uses it to purchase goods and services untaxed by the US government. At the end of the day, the Federal government has collected NO taxes on these transactions.
Tell me again how sales tax represents a new tax on illegal activities.
So why are ya'll worried about one trivial part of the 999 plan. Theres more to Cains proposal than a drug dealer paying 9% sales tax.
You know what, that's fine. Present those other parts. I'd LOVE to talk about something other than the idiotic idea that sales tax makes drug dealers pay too.
Perhaps something about how his plan is a huge tax cut for the top 1%-5%, and a major tax increase on the bottom 95%-99%. Given the state of affairs of the nation today, I'm not seeing it happen.
Frankly, I don't think Cain stands a chance. You might convince the OWS crowd that Obama isn't a good candidate, but you're not going to convince them that a GOP candidate is better. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of his support came from liberals looking to give Obama an edge by supporting a weaker opponent in the primaries.