Europe Dumps Old Money Before Ringing In the New
Adam L. Beberg
Mon, 31 Dec 2001 11:59:33 -0800 (PST)
On Mon, 31 Dec 2001, John Hall wrote:
> > From: Adam L. Beberg [mailto:email@example.com]
> > On Sun, 30 Dec 2001, John Hall wrote:
> > > By all means get rid of corporate welfare. Start with Ethanol
> > > subsidies, milk price fixing, sugar subsidies, peanut quotas ...
> > I used to agree with that, but then realized it's the last
> > thing between us and a huge corprate farm monopoly growing a
> > continent full of monogenetic crops.
> The primary beneficaires of farm price supports are the corporate
> farmers. The people who pay are the poor and (especially in Florida)
> the environment.
Isn't that what I said?
> > And the only fair thing is a flat tax, no deductions. Of
> > course then you end up with cheating on the scale Europe
> > apparently has, so either way people can get around it.
> Most flat tax proposals I've seen would be exceptionally hard to evade
> beyond cash-only small scale transactions.
> When the bank and corporation deduct your tax off the top before
> crediting interest, dividends, or pay it gets hard to duck.
All the more reason it will never happen, congresscriters having as much
to hide as anyone else.
- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg