a little tidbit in writing...But in a speech to lawmakers last month he made it clear the general philosophy guiding the recommendations will be to charge state sales taxes on more goods and services â€" including possibly groceries â€" and reduce income taxes.
http://wsbradio.com/localnews/2010/12/l ... tax-r.html"I think we all recognize that we can't just totally abolish any of our existing tax structure... we can perhaps begin to reduce it and shift the income we need into other areas such as a consumption-based approach,"
Well said. I am not a big fan of Deals voting record either. Realistically this is probably going to end up being a small reduction in income taxes and a massive increase in product/service taxes.EJR914 said:If Nathan Deal actually does anything to ween this State off of being a Nanny Welfare State, I will be seriously suprised.
He voted, yea, for almost every Socialist Redistribution plan they came up except Obamacare. I guess he knew his Republican chances of being elected for Gov here in GA would be squashed if he did that.
What all of us don't know, is that he voted YEA on every single government program, that put in place the infrastructure, to make Obamacare possible. He voted for every increase of a National Health Plan, besides Obamacare. I'm talking about 10 or 15 or so votes for National Health Care.
He may be trying to act like a Libertarian now, but he was far from it, his entire life as our representative on the National level.
If he does an about face, and starts acting like a Libertarian now, he'll get a lot of respect from me, but I will never forget his votes for Socialist/Marxist National Health Care programs.
Usually a sales tax isn't charged on services at allfrankr said:Depending on the %, a sales tax on services is going to be harsh for businesses. As a contract worker, I image it would mean that I would have to charge my in-state clients a state sales tax on every hours worked invoice sent. Generally, sales tax is not charged for sales or services to clients in other states. That would create an incentive for businesses to outsource work outside of the state instead of within the state.
Right now you pay state income tax and sales tax. If Georgia does away with the state income tax, then you come out a lot better even if the sales tax rate goes up. There are other states without income taxes and they do better. In effect, you get to keep more money!Verbal101 said:...I just don't see how consumer goods in GA would get that benefit if we went to a consumption tax. Am I right in thinking that only local goods would see a price reduction, because only local corporations would get the tax break?