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Old 11-02-2011, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by HardCory View Post
I like Ron Paul as well, but don't see him getting voted as the Republican candidate, as many see his ideas as extreme. Right now it looks like Herman Cain is the front runner, I do like his 999 plan and his position on illegal immigration, but we'll see how this plays out in the near future.
He seems like an intelligent guy. However, his 999 plan is awful. Economists bash it and rightly so. I can support a flat tax because I believe everyone should pay their fair share and far too many Americans get away with paying nothing. However, a 9% federal sales tax is awful on top of a state sales tax. Here in NJ we pay 7% state sales tax add 9% and you are looking at 16% try buying a 20k car which would be $21400 now would go up to $23200. That would ruin the economy not stimulate it. Who has an extra almost $2000 to pay the government to buy a car. It is not just major purchases that would be effected either think about all the little purchases we make that would cost more.
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