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Speak Out 3/9/11

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sales tax

I believe eliminating Missouri's state income tax and raising the sales tax would finally level the playing field for all taxpayers. I'm sick and tired of those who have the means to buy high-ticket items before April 15, only to deduct them through a loophole.

Pit bulls

WHAT will it take for people to stop breeding killer pit bulls? Where do they think the name comes from?

Government shutdown

IF there is a government shutdown, the first thing that should be shut down is Congress, as its members went two years and could only say no. They do not deserve their pay, period.

Rest stops

I think it is terrible that MoDOT is closing the rest stops along Interstate 55. We have made many trips to St. Louis, and the rest stops have been a godsend. If you have bladder problems, a rest stop is welcome. I am sure if you talk to the truck drivers they would agree they would rather have the rest stops rather than the extra parking spaces.

Sailing problems

IT is a shame that the four Americans who sailed into hostile waters were killed. I believe that the U.S. has enough to deal with without protecting those who knowingly leave friendly waters to follow their dreams.

Sales tax benefits

I like the idea of having a little larger sales tax and no income tax in Missouri. It would relieve people of a lot of tax paperwork. But you have to be careful about the details. Consumers in Missouri will likely want to go to other states that have a lower sales tax. Still, people from other states will want to find jobs in Missouri so they will have a lower income tax.

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It is worthwhile to check on the new rest stop being built near Hayti on I55, already almost 2 years in the building, countless millions spent, no completion date in sight. A real waste, pardon the pun.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 6:13 AM

First of all, the so-called "fair tax" is really fair, if you are filthy rich. In fact, if you check this out, the move to do this deal is being paid for by a really rich guy from St. Louis, His name is Sinquefeild, and he now owns and operates a lawmaker near you. This thing will increase your sales tax not by a modest amount, unless you consider 15% modest. It takes a real sucker to buy into this fraud. If enough people are dumb enough to be had by this scam, you, Joe citizen, will be soaked for a tax on every service you use, including medical, childcare, your teeth, your car wash, and your basic fanny. Read this thing over before being duped.

-- Posted by Dr. Nemo on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 7:26 AM

The Fair Tax is great for everyone; the economy of the United States would explode with growth and opportunities.

People that have retired on their savings seem to be the only group that has a legitimate concern, although even the benifits to them are greater than any loss.

It takes someone real short sighted, or intentionally dishonest, to make the case wrcactus made.

Yeah, lawmakers would lose lots of power, that seems to be the real main problem that bothers opponents. That and gullible people that have bought into the misinformation without doing their own research.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 8:55 AM

FairTax is great if you want more money flowing outside our borders. Under a FairTax the Jet Set crowd can both earn their income tax free & spend the majority of it tax free. How is giving our citizens a ~30% incentive to shop, vacation & retire overseas good for our economy?

New Minivan - Taxed

New Private Jet - No Tax... Purchased and registered in the Bermuda

New Bass Boat - Taxed

New Yacht - No Tax... Purchased and registered in Panama

-- Posted by Nil on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 10:51 AM

I am surprised at the pro-IRS posters. I would also recommend reading John Linder's books...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 10:59 AM

Anyone who thinks America's or Missouri's tax codes will ever be 'fair' just isn't paying attention. Will the department of Revenue be eliminated?

Rex Sinquefield is a liberterian and free-market conservative. He is accused of forming 100 pacs in Missouri to circumvent campaign finance laws.

Our congress is dysfunctional. It barely qualifies as a legislative body at all.

-- Posted by one4kids on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 11:02 AM

Of course the IRS would be eliminated under the Fair Tax. I can't speak of anything with the state of Missouri...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 12:50 PM

What? And put all those "HONEST," hard working IRS agents out of a job? Why, that would be the same as making congress do the job they were sent to do instead of what benefits them the most. (tongue-in-cheek)

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 1:25 PM

@bobby if it would be the end of the IRS and the DOR more people could probably get behind the idea. Unfortunately, I doubt that the tax lawyers, judges, tax preparers (H&R, etc) would ever allow that to happen.

The federal and state bureaucrats with their hands in our pockets and the lawyers who make their living off of the tax code have a vested interest in preserving the status quo. Just because it is a great idea doesn't mean it'll happen.

-- Posted by one4kids on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 2:24 PM

Dexteriter 1,,,, when did you stop and check on the WELCOME CENTER, not a rest area at Hayti? It is completed, just not open to public yet. It did not cost countless millions as you claim. You should do your homework before you start rumors. I work for the company that built it, so I know !! If you don't know what you're talking about, change the subject.

-- Posted by Peedo on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 3:42 PM

Who said the rest areas are going to be closing ?? I've talked to MODOT officals and they know nothing about it. By the way I have talked to truckers and they do prefer parking spots compared to rest stops!!! If they had no place to park, what would they do ???

-- Posted by Peedo on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 3:46 PM

Peedo, Do you read?

MoDOT considers plan to demolish Fruitland rest areas--Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Three protest MoDOT's plan for Fruitland rest areas--Friday, February 4, 2011


-- Posted by coke zero on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 4:05 PM

Uh, elimiating the IRS is one of the main parts of the Fair Tax. By definition, if the IRS exists then the Fair Tax has not been implemented...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 9:46 PM

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