Posted: Apr 25, 2005 By: NULL

Comment: Dear Sir or Madam:

I would like to express my support for the National Sales Tax (House
Resolution 25). After examining the most popular proposals being touted by
various groups, I feel that this course of action will do the most for
simplifying the tax code and encouraging economic growth. It gives
consumers a measure of control over how much they pay in taxes, encourages
investment and saving, and will ensure that those who try to evade taxes by
taking cash payments or falsifying tax documents will pay their fair share.
Since only new goods and services are taxed, the plan will not affect home
or car ownership for those who can only afford an older home or car (e.g.
the poor and people just starting out).

Since most states already have measures in place to collect sales tax, this
plan will be relatively easy to implement. Like the current sales tax in
Washington State, I would suggest that food be tax exempt. This would
further reduce the burden of taxation on the poor. In addition,
contributions to non-profit organizations should also be exempt to preserve
charitable giving.

Thank you for your attention. I realize you receive many comments, and I
appreciate you taking the time to read mine. This system of taxation has
been very successful in Australia and other countries. I hope that you will
seriously consider it.


Nicole Robinson, Pharm.D.