Re: Grading the gov't (was Re: G & J, in cahoots?)

Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 18:24:17 PST

In a message dated 3/20/01 7:58:20 PM Eastern Standard Time,

<< 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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