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If I were governor, this is how it would be....

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posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 05:35 AM
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I spent some time in the Middle East, and it was a learning experience for me. Do you know that they do not pay taxes there? Do you know the government pays the people?

There are two major issues with my state, first is property taxes, second is sales tax.

Here are some ideas, where the state (and California could really use help) can acquire a surplus, and actually improve the quality of life for its residence.

1) Off shore drilling - This is controversial now because of the gulf situation, but state run oil wells would provide billions of income for the state. Don't let the oil companies run things, make you're own fuel and reap the benefits. The only thing taxed in your state would be oil and sin taxes, but the price would be dropped by a significant amount; so the people would be paying under $1 a gallon.

2) State run casinos - Another idea for hundreds of millions a year in income.

3) Tax outsourcing companies that require business license. You plan on starting a company, but plan on providing no jobs to the community? That's legal, but expect to pay taxes annually to the state.

4) Only sales tax would be sin tax, no other items would be taxed.



These ideas would be enough to stop criminal property tax, and abolish state sales taxes, and possibly taxes all together in the state.

I would also like to make a state law making it illegal for the IRS to operate within state lines.

The main goal would be give more power and freedom to the people, take away control from the Feds.



Any comments?


[edit on 3/7/10 by xstealth]




posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 08:42 AM
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You mention some decent ideas. I do have one question for you though. Who gets to determine what is a sin and taxable? I don't think it is a sin to drink Scoth or Whiskey. Would they be taxed? I don't think it is a sin to smoke a cigarette. Would they be taxed?

I know somebody that thinks it is a sin for women to wear dresses that don't cover their ankles. Will women be taxed for the right to wear mini-skirts?



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 09:17 AM
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Originally posted by MikeNice81
You mention some decent ideas. I do have one question for you though. Who gets to determine what is a sin and taxable? I don't think it is a sin to drink Scoth or Whiskey. Would they be taxed? I don't think it is a sin to smoke a cigarette. Would they be taxed?

I know somebody that thinks it is a sin for women to wear dresses that don't cover their ankles. Will women be taxed for the right to wear mini-skirts?


I am a drinker and ex smoker myself. Currently in GA smokes and alcohol are part of the sin tax.

Nothing more then what already exists.

If the main ideas were not enough to run this state accordingly, marijuana legalization could always be considered as another income source.



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