In a message dated 3/20/01 7:58:20 PM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
<< Here's a thought: take the income tax form, put a list of departments and
federal programs on it, and let people allocate percentage-wise their own tax
dollars across programs as they see fit. I might still not like the idea of
income tax in general, but at least that would make it much more palatable.
Ala carte government funding! Sure would simplify everything, and the
IMO, would be quite acceptable to everybody except those who benefit from
government spending disproportionally to their own contributions to its
like a United Way for taxation? cool. what percentage do you want to pay
for administration? because with united way, instead of donating directly to
the charity of your choice, each one with its own administrative %, you get
to pay an additional handling fee to united way, who charges (IMO) an
additional premium. double your pleasure, man.
(i think american businesses - and EVERYTHNG is a business - have stealth
vat, come to think of it.)
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