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The debate over a national sales tax has ebbed and flowed for some time, but I believe that the Federal government must pass one soon if we are going to stay financially solvent as a country as we move into the future. There are many reasons I believe we need a national sales tax, but the most important one is because the baby boomer generation is going to put a tremendous financial strain on the country if we don't.
I know that many people will disagree with me, but I firmly believe that the best way to obtain revenue so our government can continue to fund the programs we have become so accustomed to is by instituting a national sales tax. A national sales tax would make it so everyone chips in and can't avoid paying their fair share.
The exemptions to this hypothetical national sales tax would be on most food, diapers, prescription medicines, and other things our government thinks would cause an undue burden on the poor. I would also like to see luxury items like yachts, private planes and helicopters, and cars over a certain price taxed at a higher rate.
If we don't do anything to address the near certain financial strain an aging population puts on the government then everyone, and I mean everyone, will pay the price for it. I think a national sales tax is a logical step we can take as a country to begin to address these problems.