posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 04:26 AM
a reply to: retiredTxn
Every income tax bill I have ever paid, I've paid an extra 10%. If we all did that, there would be no national debt for our children and there would
be money for some very cool projects.
That said, beyond the mandated amount it's a choice. I think it's a very bad idea to starve the IRS of resources. They're the agency that gets the
revenue for everyone else. If your company were in financial trouble would you attempt to remedy it by cutting the staff of your accounting division
and then telling the remainder that they can't communicate with anyone, including each other in order to find a solution? That's precisely what's
going on here.
If we eliminate the IRS what do you think is going to happen? In a best case scenario the income tax goes away. The government is still going to
spend that money though, so instead of having a tax which is somewhat graduated based on income it will be placed on goods, like VAT taxes which hit
those with less money disproportionately hard. That's a great way to stifle the economy.
I would say that taxes are a necessary evil, but they're not even an evil. Taxes are the reason you have electricity, water, roads, schools, and even
the computers and networks we're using to have this discussion. They are a very good thing.