Value Added Tax...VAT for short. In other words, a fucking national sales tax on top of state, county and municipal sales taxes.
After Obama adviser Paul Volcker recently raised the prospect of a value-added tax, or VAT, the Senate voted 85-13 last week for a nonbinding "sense of the Senate" resolution that calls such a tax "a massive tax increase that will cripple families on fixed income and only further push back America's economic recovery."
Bend over, America...every time the government says they ain't gonna do something you can pretty much bet your ass that they're gonna do exactly that. It's kinda like the owner or general manager of a sports team who gives the head coach a vote of confidence in the media and then fires him a few weeks later. Kiss of death.
Many European countries impose a VAT, which taxes the value that is added at each stage of production of certain commodities. It could apply, for instance, to raw products delivered to a mill, the mill's production work and so on up the line to the retailer.
This isn't Europe, this is America. The place that got started, in part, over excessive taxation? And don't give me that 'representation' bullshit. That don't fly with me no more. The assholes we elect represent only themselves and have no fucking regard for what the people think, feel or want. Remember Cheney and his infamous response to the fact that the American people overwhelmingly disagreed with the war in Iraq? He said, "So?"
Jesus Fucking Christ...the economy is in the shitter, unemployment is epidemic, people are underwater on their mortgages, most people in this country live paycheck to paycheck and the fucking government has the huge brass balls to even CONSIDER a national sales tax? These cocksucking millionaire bastards sit around all day doing little else but coming up with ways to part us from our money!
How about getting spending under control before you think about raising taxes? Fucking government waste is MONUMENTAL and everybody knows it. I got my happy ass in deep shit one time when I was in the Navy 'cause me and some friends read a story in Stars And Stripes about a ship that had a $9000 couch in the Officers Wardroom. And we just happened to be dry-docked next to it for maintenance. Sweet. We put on dress uniforms, went over, saluted the flag and requested permission to come aboard. The trouble came when the guy in charge asked why we were there and I said, "We're here to see the $9000 couch, Sir...that's gotta be a nice couch!" My Chief made me paint an entire passageway by myself for that one.
And that was in the early 80s. Think about that...$9000 for a couch and it was almost 30 years ago. Think its gotten better or worse since then? Point is: stop fucking WASTING money before you even talk about wanting more!
In related news: I saw SIX cops on my 20 mile drive to work the other day. Off on the side of the road waiting to do a little 'revenue enhancement'. Why don't they just pull ya over and take your fucking wallet at gunpoint?
It's coming, boys and girls. Government has become little more than legalized theft. We might as well be dollar-generating batteries plugged into the machine, like in The Matrix.