Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh LookYou folks who voted for this fucker didn't think YOU were one of "the rich", did you!
With budget deficits soaring and President Obama pushing a trillion-dollar-plus expansion of health coverage, some Washington policymakers are taking a fresh look at a money-making idea long considered politically taboo: a national sales tax.
Common around the world, including in Europe, such a tax -- called a value-added tax, or VAT -- has not been seriously considered in the United States. But advocates say few other options can generate the kind of money the nation will need to avert fiscal calamity.
What I'm trying to say here is that if this shit passes, everything you buy will now have a federal sales tax tacked on to it along with any state sales tax you may or may not already pay.
So everybody is going to be paying more taxes. Not just those who make $________.00 or more per year. Every-fucking-body.