The Fairest manner to Tax Americans.

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    People in general do not like paying taxes, and they always have certain items that they rally around to support or not support. And they cry, get angry, and frustrated when required to pay taxes for these items.

    So I think we could come up with a fairer way to tax Americans, by letting them donate to whatever causes they wish to, and not donate to ones they dislike. And if there are not enough people to donate to a cause, it doesn't get funded. And if you don't want to donate at all, you don't have to.

    Now is that fair to everybody, or have we some whiners here?:eusa_angel:
     
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    "Donate" to the government?

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I already donate to govt inefficiency every two weeks through payrole. What are you saying? Donate to government charities, that's a laugher? Or private charities? Kinda hard to donate to private charities though when uncle sam is mounting your ass nine ways to sunday.
     
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    Good God.

    Very telling that Shintao fixates on how to extract money from people. Typical lefty.. always in everybody else's wallets.
     
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    I somehow think that the left....taxes....and orgasm are all tied together. Do their dopamine levels increase?
     
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    First, The US Tax Code needs to be gutted. The IRS shrunk to a bare minimum of people needed to enforce tax law which should be also reduced.
    Next, the US Constitution needs to be amended. That Amendment should require the federal budget to be a balanced budget each Fiscal year.
    Finally. There should be a flat tax...15% of every dollar over the first $35,000 for individuals and $45,000 for married or unmarried head of household....
    All deductions and write offs....GONE......
    Capital gains?..15%. Inheritance..15%. stock or bond income.....15%. Gambling winnings....15% Lottery..15%...Sell your home/property.... 15% of the value of the equity in the home .Easy...
    Social Security......5% of every dollar earned with no ceiling. Each dollar paid in goes to a private account to be drawn from by the contributor or designate.
    All gratuity wages...15%.....Employers responsible to insure employees comply.
     
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    a Pure flat tax on ALL personal income with no deductions is the fairest tax.
    You make $10 you pay X%
    you make 10 MIllion you pay the same X%
     
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    I like that idea, usc.
     
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    What I mean, is you fund whatever you want to, like the military, like the National Archives, like welfare, like your congressman. You fund whatever you want, or fund nothing, it is left up to you. OK?:eusa_angel:
     
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    We could do away with 1/2 or more of the cost of operating the IRS.

    Pers income tax filing would be ultra simple.
    We show you made XXX.XXX dollars last year if this is not correct please add or subtract income and remit the additional X% or check that a refund is needed.

    That would be it.

    Of course parasitic businesses like HR block would lobby with their last dime fighting it so do not expect it to happen.
     

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