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originally posted by: midnightstar
Only solution is flat tax But flat tax would mean Millions of jobs less government employs after all how many people would it take with a flat tax to do the paperwork lol .
On my bill was a 3% health care surcharge... It kind of pissed me off as my service wasn't really all that good either.
originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
It wouldn't be that bad but people in the US are very dumb and constantly vote for new taxes. The taxes rarely go to what the tax was intended for and the revenue is always mismanaged with a good slathering of corruption. Taxes are constantly raised but the sea of red gets deeper and deeper.
Flat tax is not possible due to entire industries being fused to the tax laws. Tax lawyers, charities, refund check seasonal businesses, tax college courses, IRS, farming...
Only way to somewhat fix it is let taxpayers decided for themselves where they want their non essential tax dollars to go. Give a list of say 50-100. Let people choose for themselves. If one values additional police funding put it there. If one values the clown house for wayward girls put it there. The system would work out a lot better because the people could start defunding things that had a bad reputation and prop things up more that are effective.
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
Imagine if you went to Home Depot or Target and got charged a 3% surcharge for the "cashiers" health care and they hardly even smiled at you! LOL
Do you feel Home depot should put a 3% surge charge on all transactions for employee healthcare costs?