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Proposal for True Representative Taxation

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posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 12:30 PM
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Problem: We, the people, have no control over our government. It is supposed to be representative, but it is not.

Solution: The only way to return governance by the people is to return control of the societal production and retained wealth to the people.


Taxation is the key, as it was at the birth of America. But, this is not the 18th century and neither is our monetary system, technology or education. What we must do is implement "DETERMINANT APPRAISAL TAXATION" . This really wasn't a viable action prior to modern communication in the last 10 years or so, but is now a possible reality. The elected officials may select the tax rate (and we may vote them out when we don't like it), but the people decide where their money is spent.

YOU DETERMINE WHERE EVERY PENNY YOU SEND TO THE GOVERNMENT IS SPENT.

Via computers and the internet you plug in where you want you're money to go. You think every cent should be spent on defense, in the sub-section of nuclear warheads? They you can. If you think you should send half of it to starving kids in Detroit under the starving kids program, then do it. In order to keep certain community based structures functioning, such as roadways, there will be a suggested allocation, but no one need follow it, nor shall anyone be pressured to do so. In fact there would be strict laws against pushing allocations.

Obviously this would lead to mass advertising for taxation allocations if not outlawed. Money expenditures for advertising of taxation allocation will be prohibited. There will be an accompanying website to the allocation forms that will show what is available for your tax dollars. Everyone has access to this government page and can place their own page for requested allocation of funds. There will be censors that will not allow pages for personal fund allocation. Other than that, each individual or corporation acting as one individual is allowed one allocation resource page at a time. It may be removed in order to create a new page. Size of page is limited to one standard pdf page.

The role of government: To implement our will through taxation. That's it.




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posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 03:10 PM
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First Problem:

You assume that everyone subject to taxation has access to the (computer) technology required to make these rations.

They do not.

And, even amoung those who do have such access, many have neither the skill nor the inclination to devote the time it would require for them to "pick and chose" amoung the vast array of options and thus determinne where their taxes were spent.


Second Problem:

The technical and administrative infrastructure (the bureaucracy) your plan would require would further increase the size, and cost (see: taxes) of the current, already bloated and expensive government.



Nice try, though!



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 06:26 PM
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Originally posted by Bhadhidar
First Problem:

You assume that everyone subject to taxation has access to the (computer) technology required to make these rations.

They do not.



Stations will be provided in all towns. I was waiting for that response.




And, even amoung those who do have such access, many have neither the skill nor the inclination to devote the time it would require for them to "pick and chose" amoung the vast array of options and thus determinne where their taxes were spent.



If you don't have the inclination to bother with having a truly representative government, then you are 1. like most of the people already today 2. don't really deserve or care about government by the people and 3. there will be a check box to check the suggested allocations. But you have to check it twice. It will ask you if you are sure you want to give up your liberty first.




Second Problem:

The technical and administrative infrastructure (the bureaucracy) your plan would require would further increase the size, and cost (see: taxes) of the current, already bloated and expensive government.



People are expensive. Technology is relatively inexpensive. Funds can be diverted from one of your much hated programs (be it healthcare or war). And guess what, you get to choose!



Nice try, though!


Better than nice. I've handled your arguments easily, but am happy to respond to any further complications. There are bound to be some with a completely new form of government, which this is.

I challenge you to come up with issues that aren't solvable in 30 seconds! Waiting for an argument against this that has some real meat.



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