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Originally posted by DaMod
Yes I agree up to this point in my reply we still aren't at fault but here's the kicker. We have a system in place that allows corporations to contribute to our elected officials. Why do we let our representatives turn a blind eye?
Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
No taxes without full consent by the individual.
If you don't support something, don't elect (for yourself) to pay for it! Currently the "elected" Congress / President are completely off the charts funding endless things that if The People had an actual choice they themselves wouldn't fund.
They often say "vote with your pocketbook". I say lets take that concept to the extreme. Imagine if on your IRS form instead of focusing on the check-boxes of 'dependents' you claim, the majority of the ordeal would be a compendium of all of the various things government does, and taxes us for. The form would be more like a book of endless list of checkboxes. In the reality of the situation, there would be so much that people would only have time to flip through trying to find things they actually support.
I argue that this alone would solve pretty much everything. In fact, it would almost negate the need for congress critters and the office of the president, especially as we know it.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
reply to post by Stormdancer777
Thank you for that.
I like to see people kicking around new ideas. Solutions are always born from new ideas.
I posted this somewhere yesterday, and here it is again.
On Larry King Live, T. Boone Pickens said:
When is the best time to plant a tree?
....Twenty years ago.......
If you Didn't plant it twenty years ago, when is the best time to plant it?
I love this. It's true.