Regarding the proposed 9 9 9 tax plan.
The following paragraph was copied from a Herman Cain page
Unlike a state sales tax, which is an add-on tax that increases the price of goods and services, this is a replacement tax. It replaces taxes that are already embedded in selling prices. By replacing higher marginal rates in the production process with lower marginal rates, marginal production costs actually decline, which will lead to prices being the same or lower, not higher.
Huh? It replaces taxes that are already embedded in selling prices? Who's kidding who? When does a retail business ever reduce such embedded taxes? Is this guy really that naive?
I object to adding retail national sales tax of 9 percent to the already existing Tucson Arizona 9 percent sales tax. That's eighteen percent on the merchandise I buy from retail stores. Whenever I can, I buy needed items online, usually via Amazon.com. And you can bet that a national sales tax will immediately be applied to all online sales.
And that ain't all...
Oh well, why should I worry about it? The majority of our Congress persons will never allow such a plan to pass, to come between them and their sacred opportunity to partake of the plentiful fruits of ever present graft. No way.
In fact, why on Earth should I worry about anything?
Here is a ludicrous fact: A 72 year old person, with the end of life drawing ever nearer, day by day, minute by minute, still frets over minor difficulties such as being 10 or 15 pounds overweight -- even though overeating has become such a deeply ingrained habit that it is performed without fail and without conscious thought every... single... day.