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tgleason; a George Sorros sycophant: I knew it!2011-04-14 21:19:28


We appreciate the Fair Taxers passion and truthfulness in admitting that there is a connection between the movement and business. \"Jobs, jobs, jobs\" is a fine mantra. We would hope that enough jobs would be created by business with or without tax incentives, but again that\'s naive. The business philosophy seems to be to do whatever it takes to strengthen the bottom line--be that making less workers work harder and longer hours or by utilizing a cheaper work force out of the country. It seems questionable that the Fair Tax would change that. Tossing the name \"Hines (sic)-Kerry\" at us makes us cringe a little, perhaps, for no logical reason, but NOT that of \"George Sorros\" (sic) who has given billions to strengthen public health availability and support human rights. We can\'t help but remember that a self-serving group of Texas businessmen were the ones who dreamed up the Fair Tax and probably continue to fund the movement..although we have not delved into this accountability. This and the support of the Cato Institute (the philosophy of Ayn Rand) makes us think there\'s more to the movement than it wants published. We do recommend that our readers check out US News and World Report\'s posting of the pros and cons of tax revision starting here: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2010/04/12/flat-tax-is-class-warfare --


 
Fair Tax is.....2011-04-14 11:35:08


We appreciate the Fair Taxers passion and truthfulness in admitting that there is a connection between the movement and business. "Jobs, jobs, jobs" is a fine mantra. We would hope that enough jobs would be created by business with or without tax incentives, but again that's naive. The business philosophy seems to be to do whatever it takes to strengthen the bottom line--be that making less workers work harder and longer hours or by utilizing a cheaper work force out of the country. It seems questionable that the Fair Tax would change that. Tossing the name "Hines (sic)-Kerry" at us makes us cringe a little, perhaps, for no logical reason, but NOT that of "George Sorros" (sic) who has given billions to strengthen public health availability and support human rights. We can't help but remember that a self-serving group of Texas businessmen were the ones who dreamed up the Fair Tax and probably continue to fund the movement..although we have not delved into this accountability. This and the support of the Cato Institute (the philosophy of Ayn Rand) makes us think there's more to the movement than it wants published. We do recommend that our readers check out US News and World Report's posting of the pros and cons of tax revision starting here: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2010/04/12/flat-tax-is-class-warfare


 
HJR-8 is Great and Fair2011-04-14 08:58:10


HJR-8 the so called "Fair-tax" by its critics would have dynamic positive effects on our business environment for promoting growth and development. It would attract companies to Missouri that are fleeing other high income tax states. The best way to help a poor family is to bring jobs back to Missouri. BUSINESSES HIRE PEOPLE; FAMILIES ARE MADE UP OF PEOPLE! The overall positive impact of HJR-8 on Missouri businesses and our state’s overall economy, and therefore our poor and middle class would be huge. The opposition to HJR-8 are heavily funded by the Tides foundation which is heavily funded by George Sorros and Teresa Hines Kerry. This gives opponents who are artists at employing scare tactics like the Missouri Budget Project (a very deceitful sounding name) cart blanch to all the major publications in the state. You will defend them...passionately. But just average working business citizens like me and CMak, you disparage with your well trained double edged journalistic tongue. Jim Moody and Amy Blouin are purveying very dangerous fear mongering false assertions and predictions that are divisive and a major disservice to our state’s businesses as well as its citizens; especially the middle class, the working poor and the unemployed. The Joplin Independent, I thought, was supposed to be "independent" from the George Sorros, funded Jim Moody smear machine. Seems you are proud to promote anti-business propaganda. Your comment disparaging CMak's business ties suggests you are anti-business, because you apparently suffer from a delusion that businesses are anti-consumers. If so, you are seriously off base and out of touch with reality. Too much marxism in jounalism school? That is my guess. I have done my own comparative analysis and the poor and middle class would fare far better under the 7% capped sales tax proposed in HJR-8 with its tax rebate provision which un-taxes them, and prevents all the scary calamity contained in the rhetoric spewed by the MO Budget Project and Ms. Blouin. Their assertions are just down right lies. Tennessee has a 9.225 total sales tax rate with no income tax, and they are running off an leaving Missouri in job growth, economic growth, and population growth. MO and Tennessee's GDP are very similar, though Missouri once out paced them big time. Tennessee only taxes 35% of their GDP. MO HJR-8 would tax 45% of MO's GDP. So Bouin's and Moody's crazy scenario of a 12% tax rate is nothing but misleading propaganda designed to scare you from even considering getting rid of the evil corrupt income tax system, which is anathema to our founding principles that promote free market economics.