I believe that no taxes should be taken out of our paychecks.
I believe that taxing based on whether you get a paycheck or not is discriminatory.
I believe the tax rates and certain tax considerations are discriminatory as well.
All money should be collected from national and state sales taxes, along with some other usage taxes and fees.
Things would cost a little more, but we’d have more money to spend as well.
These taxes would be inherently fair because those who spent more money would pay more taxes, and those who liked doing certain things would pay for those things.
Also, people hiding from income taxes, like illegal workers and “cash” workers, would now be paying their fair share.
Corporations and “the rich” would not have to worry about finding “loop holes” anymore, because there wouldn’t be any!
There would be no need for filing tax returns because there would be no deductions, and there would be no more redistribution of wealth via the tax system. There would be no more getting a tax refund or owing taxes. Whatever you pay in sales tax is what you pay.
Items deemed to be “necessities” would not be taxed or taxed at a lesser rate.
The only people that could possibly have a problem with this system are those wanting to rip-off our current system, those actually ripping-off our current system now, and those not paying their fair share of taxes or any taxes at all, leaving the rest of us poor honest slobs to pick-up the whole tab.
Other usage taxes would also be employed. For example, the fuel tax would in turn pay for all things transportation related. The more fuel you purchase, the more you use the roads, so the more you pay. Get it?
People who participate in activities or use certain places, pay for those activities and places with associated fees.
Anything that is not self-sustainable would become unavailable.
Funding for our government, military, social security, and other essential services would come from the base sales tax and would be appropriated as they currently are.
Also, by collecting taxes this way, we are all invested in the process. If you don’t pay any taxes you’re not really concerned with how high they are or how the taxes are being spent.
I understand that this is not a completely original idea, but the concept here as a whole is, I believe.
I’m not holding my breath for this method of tax collection to go into effect, but someday…, maybe.
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