Let’s take this one thing at a time.
We have a federal system. Many conservatives like it that way. But that means the states don’t get the money raised by federal taxes, and vice versa. Are you really suggesting we get rid of one of those?
It’s sad that I have to actually explain this—it seems so obvious. But here goes: states raise money by some combination of sales, income, and property taxes. To suggest having more than one is “double” taxation is ignoring reality.
A state providing a given level of services needs to raise a certain amount of money. If they don’t have a sales tax, income taxes are higher. If they don’t have an income tax, sales taxes are higher. If neither, property taxes are higher. Or would it be OK from your point of view for a state to have just one, 60% income tax? You seem to prefer that to a 5% income, 5% sales, and 5% property tax.
Further, quite a few states in fact don’t have both income and sales taxes. Some states have no sales tax (AK,DE, MT, NH, OR). Some states have no income tax (AK, FL, NV, SD, TX, WY (and NH/TN do not tax income from personal services)). In any of those, you’re not even faced with the “problem” you point out.
False. Income tax (in many cases, at very favorable rates) on the GAIN you make when you sell the thing. That’s not your original dollar–that’s the money you earned with it.
Already addressed by others.
Why yes, because our system would work if we only taxed a given “dollar” once and never again. How much revenue would the U.S, and the states have?
As much as they had before in year one.
Zero in year two–all those dollars have already been taxed. No more united states, or states.
This makes as much sense as getting upset about the fact that you earn income, are taxed on it, spend that money–and then it’s income to SOMEBODY ELSE!!!