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Originally posted by heatratio
I can't believe people accept the idea of an income tax in a democracy. Being forced to submit an annual report on your activities is the ultimate invasion of privacy. We should get rid of the income tax as soon as possible. The wealthy really laugh at the income tax but they pretend to hate it. The wealthy don't need income so it's just a big joke to them. Any one think Bill Gates worries about how much income tax he pays?
Here are my feeble solutions,
1) The size of the Federal government has to be reduced.
2) The Social Security/Medicare system has to be completely separated from rest of the budget. Also it should be reformed to reduce it's size. Make it more of a safety net than a mandatory pension plan.
3) Fund what's left of the government with corporate income taxes, import taxes to regulate trade, and tax on oil to promote alternative energy.
Originally posted by Phoenix
Let me guess, you live in the State of N.Y. which I choose to leave at the spry age of 18 because I could see the writing on the wall as early as 1975. What a depressing place that has turned out to be I can't stand to be there any more than 3 days at a time now. I'd rather live under a bridge than return.