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Originally posted by puzzlesphere
Interestingly, Frank Zappa was going to run for president (with some amazing political ideas) and fund his own campaign when he died of a particularly fast growing form of prostate cancer... conspiracy?... you decide. I would have voted for him!edit on 29-7-2011 by puzzlesphere because: Fixed grammar - added another point
Originally posted by TheWalkingFoxI wasn't advocating having the government engage in price-fixing based on income. Simply making the point that if you put in a flat tax, the only way for it to be "fair" is if the government did do that.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFoxIsolated in its own little universe, divorced from the reality of markets, saying "the rich and the poor both get taxed for 15% of their income" does in fact seem fair. However if you put it back into the real world, where people need to buy things, you find that taxing the poor at the same rate as the rich has a greater impact on their ability to buy things than it does on the rich.
Originally posted by fuzzy0087
reply to post by gwynnhwyfar
I actually have thought long about the oil dependency, I see this planet as the only one we CURRENTLY have. We need to take care of it and if the technology exists for us to get rid of oil then we need to utilize it for the planets sake.
And for this I plan to raise taxes slightly...before I lose all your votes just follow me here. Using the raise in taxes I will have solar roads built overtop of the existing roads and sidewalks across the country. And then I will supply every hospital, school, business, factory, and home with free energy. After all I'm not running for big oil companies backing me up, I'm running for the American people. Solar roads will supply more electricity than is currently being used.
This also affects fuel. With recent advancements with wirelessly transmitting electricity, electric cars will dominate the roadways. Just imagine, antennas along the roadside sending energy to an antenna on your vehicle for free. Not only will this clean up the environment it will put more money into the pockets of consumers. This will then improve the economy as people will spend more on other things rather than fuel.