lets see, greatly reduced bureaucracy, simplified collections and returns, yeah, like all that! if we could eliminate all random taxes and just collect tax at just one point in the cycle it would be great, it would make it easy for the people to see what government costs. the only problem I see is in order for the gov. to pay for everything the public wants they would have to collect about 500% of people’s gross income across the board.
Given the recent scandal that has been brought to light, the IRS’s motives are being questioned – as they rightly should be. Do you agree that the tax code should be reformed by installing a flat or fair tax, or do you believe that the IRS should continue to exist in its current form?
By Chris Gidney
Every American should read the FairTax book. Rich or poor…you pay tax on what you can afford to buy. People would have to live on a budget they can afford. If you are earning income illegally, you will still pay taxes on the money you spend. It forces everyone to pay their fair share.
This will sound crazy to conservatives, but what about throwing out all federal taxes and replacing it all with a carbon tax?
It’s kind of random and stupid, because carbon dioxide is a beneficial compound that helps plants grow and makes the planet greener. But many people are convinced that CO2 is a pollutant, and it might be just the fulcrum we need to pry the tax code from the bureaucracy.
There would be another bureaucracy, of course. Any sales tax would immediately be special-cased into being so complicated you need a rulebook to buy a toothbrush. But it wold be a different bureaucracy, based on how much you spend, not how much you earn.
I do favor getting rid of the IRS. A flat tax or sales tax or any number of methods will be far better,easier to comply with and terminate what is basically a unchecked police state -within-a -state.
I also believe EVERYONE who votes MUST pay taxes ,even if only a little. A sales tax or flat tax will accomplish this.
Once this system is devised there would be no exceptions,eliminating the power of lobbyist to game the system and the elected officials to sell thier votes,which for many of them is the main purpose in life.The carbon tax IS a bad idea, just another scam to dispense favors to insiders and will not cause everyone to pay something.
People who pay nothing really don’t care for the most part how much spending increases since it’s free for them (they think).
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