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    Yup, and there is only one way to not give them as much. Lower taxes. And there is only one way to do that. Less Government. And how do you get less Government? Vote for the political parties that support having less government.
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    We definately agree on this zeradul. Less is definately better when it comes to government.

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    Good. ;) :cheers:

    Now keep that in mind when November rolls around. :cheers:
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    Hmmm...
    I am no tax lawyer, but wouldn't M$ be able to right off the salary of its employees ( at least in part) as part of it's operating cost? :?: I thought that Profit$ were taxed, not simply income, as part of that would go to just keeping the business open. There is a difference. If you spend more money than you make, there is nothing to tax. So if it cost M$ 150 bucks to produce a copy of XP and they sold it for $175, they would only be taxed on $25, which would be the profit.
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    Right, but just imagine if MS had employees who weren't charged income tax. They'd be able to pay their people half as much (the other half was going to taxes anyways) and therefore, XP would sell for half price, because it didn't cost as much to produce.

    Thats all I'm saying.

    Extortionate taxes on the upper class only drive up prices for everyone. Which means, a flat tax is good, still somewhat not fair to the upper class, but it is a good compromise. That and less government means huge tax cuts. Hmm now which major political party supports both of those aspects. :?:
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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    Or eliminate income tax and use a flat sales tax. The more you spend, the more you pay.

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    That is an excellent suggestion, and it makes perfect sense. BUT it has one fatal flaw. At least in the world we live in now what THAT would promote is rampant black markets. And what black markets would promote is un-reliable sellers, and therefore crime. More Crime means more police, and therefore the need for more tax, which would push more people to black markets, and I think you get the idea.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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    The barter system would flourish unless you collect the tax when the manufacturer/producer makes the product.

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