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Socialist Double Speak: Why Aren’t Boise’s Sales Tax Exemptions Considered
a Stimulus to the Economy?
Sep 25, 2010
Boise, ID –
As usual, the left Liberal Progressives at the Idaho Statesman newspaper
like to play a game of Socialist Double Speak, depending on what they want.
When the left Liberals claim that Keynesian economics can “stimulate” an
economy by printing up tons of paper money and distributing said dollars out
to everybody to spend, the left Liberals call it a “stimulus.” But when the
left Liberals claim they need to tax the crap out of everybody to spend on
government education, the socialist left Liberals redefine leaving money in
the pockets of the taxpayers as dirty “sales tax exemptions.”
is it: a nasty sales tax exemption or a “stimulus” to the economy, or both?
difference between the government inflating more paper money and giving it
away to taxpayers to spend, and the government allowing sales tax exemptions
to be left in the pockets of people so they can spend it?
difference is that the left Liberals do not have a rational view of
economics and thus tend to redefine the same actions – leaving or putting
money in the pockets of consumers -- in contradictory terms as their (the
left Liberals’) purposes suit them. A lot of it has nothing to do with
economics but rather with the exercise of raw power. That’s another story
for another day.
Liberals want more money from the consumers for Public Education, they
vilify sales tax exemptions as wrongful money left in the pockets of the
consumer. If Liberals want the consumers to spend spend spend to
“stimulate” the economy, they redefine putting more money into the
taxpayers’ pockets as a wonderful “stimulus.” Thus, leaving money in the
pockets of consumers due to not taxing them is, for Liberals, not the same
as printing up and putting money into the pockets of consumers. In the
first instance, they define it as a bad, nasty sales tax exemption, and in
the latter case they call it a wonderful economic “stimulus.” What a
irony of this twisted economic reasoning is that Liberals want to implement
both programs simultaneously AND they do not view this as a contradiction in
terms. In their illogical minds, money in peoples’ pockets is not the same
as money in peoples’ pockets. Sales tax exemptions are not seen by Liberals
as a stimulus to the economy.
briefly look at what the left Liberals stupidly argue as “tax exemptions”
with the left hand while denying this same money as a “stimulus” with the
right hand. Let’s look at Popkey’s definition of “foregone revenue” --
sales tax exemptions -- from the Top 10 Sales Tax Breaks while he dismisses
this same $1.36 billion as a “stimulus” left in the pockets of consumers to
Health and medical services, $397 million as doctors, dentists,
hospitals and nursing homes escape Idaho’s sales taxes. So why doesn’t
Popkey simply consider this money as a “stimulus” to – in the Liberals’ own
words – boost the economy with $397 million left in this groups’ pockets to
spend? The Liberals have been yelling and screaming at all the high health
care costs and yet here they are ready to increase health care costs by
getting rid of $397 million worth of health care sales tax exemptions.
Professional services, $181 million “lost” to the government
according to the Liberals as legal, accounting, architecture, consulting,
scientific research and advertising escape sales taxes. Hey, why not
consider this as a stimulus?
Motor fuels, $152 million is sob, sob, “lost” “foregone” “missing”
“not there” as fuels subject to other fuel taxes escape sales taxes. Wow,
let’s all cry that our fuel is not double taxed, shall we? If Liberals
could enact a “death tax” on gasoline at the pump, I guess they would.
Business services, $118 million “lost” “poof, gone” in sales tax
exemptions, oh boo-hoo, as office, employment, building, facility and
security services allow these guys to keep $118 milsky in their pockets to
pay for health care and gasoline and accounting which also escape sales
taxes, hey what the… looks like sales tax exemptions snowball… or should we
say… “stimulus” money snowballs… or we could play Liberal Economic Circle
Jerk all day long.
Construction, $101 million as labor is not taxed. Stop whining,
Popkey. This is a great sales tax exemption. It keeps housing prices down,
so, you know, parents have more money for your Public Education system, and
laborers who are also Mommies and Daddies have more coins left in their
pockets to stimulate the economy when they buy more iPods at Best Buy to
listen to CDs while hammering the nails in your future house.
Production exemption, equipment, $94 million escapes the taxman but
also is left in the taxpayers’ pockets as dum-da-dum a “stimulus.”
Utility sales, $91 million is “foregone” revenue to Da Gumment as
Electricity, gas, and water escapes Idaho’s sales tax but doesn’t escape
other federal and state taxes, don’tcha know? What if I get my energy free
from the space-time continuum; should it be taxed? Never mind, that’s in
another article at FM Duck Web Site.
Information services, $84 million “lost” forever, oh no, sob, sob, as
phone, cable TV and Internet providers are not sales-taxed to death. But do
we pay through the nose in fed taxes for these services, you bet.
Production exemptions, supplies, $71 million not collected in sales
taxes to produce a product for resale. Thank God. Wake up, you dummy
Social services, $69 million “lost” to the taxman as adult and child
day care, residential care, and adoption services are not taxed. Oh my God,
somebody’s little old granny thus may have some money left over in her
pocket to buy non-sales taxed gasoline to drive to the drug store and buy
non-sales taxed meds prescribed by her non-sales taxed doctor so she can pay
her non-sales taxed accountant to save her more money to, as Liberals would
say, “stimulate” the economy.
Popkey and the Progressive left Liberals at the Idaho Statesman, let’s stop
whining about all the sales tax exemptions in Idaho and just consider them
as a “stimulus” to the economy. Hey, it’s your Keynesian Economic Village
Idiot logic, not mine. Put your stimulus money where your sales tax
exemptions are and stop espousing economic contradictions. – FM Duck
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