Net assets tax (compared to income or sales tax).

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Oregon and almost all states taxed net assets in the mid-1800's, and the most stable countries have taxed net assets the most. Through graphs, you'll be smarter about government and understand what tax can be (to be better for everybody).

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Oregon and almost all states taxed net assets in the mid-1800’s, and the most stable countries have taxed net assets the most. Through graphs, you’ll be smarter about government and understand what tax can be (to be better for everybody).

The amendment is currently polling among Oregon voters at 76% yes-to-no and is very likely to become law in 2016. “Amends Constitution: Ends income tax; refunds payroll tax; taxes net assets (over $800,000); General Fund increases 1/3rd.”

Compared to income tax, net assets tax is better in each area: revenue stability, tax avoidance and evasion, jobs, people and companies with the most money moving here and staying here longer. In each of those areas, net assets tax is equal to or better than a consumption tax, resulting in: more revenue, more income per person, simpler, and more progressive. (Income tax is regressive when the 42% average current tax evasion on non-wage income is included, compared with only 1% tax evasion on wage income).

Net assets is an established tax.

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tax, government, education, pre-K, K-12 education funding, jobs, economy, revenue, stability, society, cities, counties, districts, state, Oregon, federal payroll tax, values, value

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