A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% of voters nationwide favor a national sales tax if the money is used to pay for health care for all Americans, but 51% oppose that idea. These findings are unchanged from December.
Take health care out of the equation, however, and opposition to a national sales tax on all goods and services is higher. Only 22% favor a national sales tax as a way for the government to raise more money, while 60% are opposed. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided.
Sixty percent (60%) of voters nationwide think tax increases hurt the economy.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has spoken favorably of a value added tax (VAT). The VAT is very similar to a national sales tax and has the same impact on the consumer. Most other countries around the world have a VAT, and it is considered one of the most efficient ways for a government to raise money. (Rasmussen Reports)
A National Sales tax is one thing, if that is all we pay. A National Sales tax upon all of the other taxes is quite another. That is “progressive” thinking for you.