Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said a consumption tax, such as a national sales tax, could benefit the nation's economy. What do you think?
"This tax would unfairly penalize people whose televisions aren't as large as they'd like."
Timothy Potts • Systems Analyst
"So, does this mean that, in the future, if I don't want law and order to utterly collapse, I'll have to buy at least five things a day?"
Lola Stein • Drafter
"I'd been wondering if my daily ramen-noodles consumption could somehow be turned into a revenue stream for the federal government."
Jarrod Ray • Police Officer
"That damn Kerry! Even though he didn't get elected, he's somehow managed to sneak his insidious liberal tax-raising agenda onto us anyway!"
Connie Crane • Dentist
"As a man with a massive income that I only spend on necessities, this sounds like an ideal plan."
Corey Bernard • Accountant
"We tried an income-based tax for nearly a century and look what it brought us: greater economic stability and government accountability. Clearly, we must explore other options."
Adrian Sears • Short Order Cook