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An Improved Tax / Funding Strategy

Old 07-02-2013, 06:02 AM
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This is prompted by the "Islam. The religion of peace and the beauty of beheadings" thread in the bilge. One poster mentions (correctly IMO) that we are paying for this.

Here's my suggestion: Add to the 1040 form a federal line-item budget, broken down into a reasonable number of categories. After you compute your taxes, you go to this form, and allocate by percentage where you want your money spent.

Against abortion? Put zero. Against the war? Zero.

Like welfare? Throw 'em some money. Want research into the health aspects of transsexual prostitutes in Yemen wiping their butts with their left hands? Pay up.

Roads and bridges? Have at it. Space exploration? If you like.

Oh, you don't pay much tax? Bummer, you don't get much of a say. Sorry about that.

Multiply the percentages by the tax paid, and get a dollar amount for each category.

When it's all added up, we have our federal budget, the government spends accordingly, and you didn't fund anything you object to. And maybe, just maybe, some of the stupid stuff we do as a country dies of "starvation".

And before you flame, it's mostly tongue in cheek. I know it's full of holes and would never / could never happen. I just thought the general idea was kind of neat.
Old 07-02-2013, 06:04 AM
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Politicians would never give up the power of funneling money.
Old 07-02-2013, 06:05 AM
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Not a bad idea....it would just seem to be a management nightmare that would end up in government minds to take more to move money around and people than the current budget is. It would end up being an expansion of government that would dwarf obamacare.
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thats how the house of "representatives" is suppose to work--represent the constituents-- not__
Old 07-02-2013, 04:16 PM
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ntl sales tax no more 1040

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