Thread: Economics The Fiscal Cliff Approacheth
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:02 AM   #219
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I don't generally like targeted taxes like this, but taxing consumption is a lot better for our future economy than taxing production, IMO, and if there's one area of consumption that's been subsidized in a non-transparent way over the past few decades, it's petroleum products (via our big security investments made to keep oil flowing globally).
I haven't read anything lately about consumption vs. production tax revenue. But, what I have read about consumption taxes were that they were unbalanced and unfair compared to benefits.

Basically, it's easy to build a highway road and pay for it with a toll. It's not so simple for city and county roads, food, clothes, water etc.
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No, Mr. Halfcan. Steak and BJ day is on the 14th this year.

Plus, I think it's safe to say that, no matter how much we appreciate Mr. Bob Dole (and we do), he doesn't hold a candle to steak and bjs.

Frankly, I'm looking forward to tomorrow which is Pie and BJ day, the holiday originally established by Charlemagne to acknowledge the Khazar kingdom's conversion to Judaism and the remarkable ability of Byzantine women to both bake and control their gag reflex.

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