13 December 2013
In order to promote government of the people, by the people, and for the people, taxpayers should be able to specify how at least 51% of their tax money is spent.
The remaining 49% could be spent any way the government chooses to prioritize in order to meet it’s obligations.
A simple and straightforward way to implement this is to revise the tax forms so that they include choices that the taxpayer simply check, for example – –
 Let the government spend my tax money any way they choose.
 Eduction of Citizens not in the military
 Health Care
 Domestic Infrastructure
 Space Exploration
 Non-Military Scientific Research, including Medical Research
 Aid to foreign countries
The exact changes to the tax forms to be determined by a panel of non-governmental experts appointed by the President, with Congressional approval.
Such a change should be available only to individual human taxpayers, NOT corporations. Taxes for corporations is a subject for another day.
I know, I KNOW ! The devil is in the details, and they can be worked out over a period of a year, or so, by people more qualified than I.
Do I think this will ever happen?
No, but I think it should.
What do YOU think ?
- TurboTax – What are Income Taxes? (turbotax.intuit.com)