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Friday 02/08/13

GOP Governors Face Criticism Over Possible Tax Changes
Governors are facing significant push back from businesses over plans to overhaul their state Tax Codes.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:13AM CST 02/08/13 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (3)
It's the "phasing out of taxes altogether" that has the Business Groups concerned. Let's get real for a moment. Only those in utter denial would dismiss the reality that there's a revolving door between the corporations and government. Cutting the cash-flow disallows the skimmers anything ti skim. Without that, what's the point of the steady ingress/egress between business and government?
Posted by Ric Ohge at 9:24AM CST 02/08/13
Not unusual for whiners(special interest groups) to show up in force for any proposal, regardless the author. A simple, flat tax, whether it be a sales tax, personal income or corporate, gross revenue, without any loopholes(deductions or credits) would solve much. Take your pick. Get rid of multiple sources of financing governments to allow citizens transparency. Most people do not have a clue as to where and how in depth government is financed. If some people need financial help, help them directly, don't hide as a credit where an income tax return is much higher than the withholding.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 7:13AM CST 02/09/13
I agree. If there's a single most common source of corruption, confusion and waste, whether in Corporate Business or the Federal Bureaucracy, it IS lack of transparency and it's little BFF, Over-complication (not to be confused with regulation). Our Tax Laws are en ever-giving source of income for Lawyers.
Posted by Ric Ohge at 9:22AM CST 02/11/13
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