posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 09:54 PM
Here are a few ideas.
Eliminate the income tax and replace it with a tax that charges business activities for federal oversight, that allows them to conduct business in the
U.S.. The national debt and associated interest payments will be paid for exclusively by businesses that conduct international and interstate
Drug companies and food companies would pay for the FDA, when the goods they produced cross state and national borders, as they should. If we are
going to have any drug laws, and laws that control food, then the companies who conduct commerce in these areas should pay the cost of regulation.
Companies that engage in industries that use or produce large amounts of toxic poisons, all of which inevitably, at least potentially, cross state
borders, they will pay for the EPA. Law firms will pay for the judiciary, and so forth.
Reinstate usury laws, putting a maximum interest rate at 15%, and develop strict national policies for credit rating. Banks will be greatly reduced
in what they can charge as fees. The amount that banks pay in interest to savings accounts will be directly proportional to interest charged on
Capital gains from investments held shorter than 30 days would be charged at the same rate as gambling income.
There will be a federal agency created to combat fraud, and it will be paid for by the finance industry.
All U.S. military operations overseas will be paid for by taxes levied on imports and exports.
Drug use will be legalized and taxed, and the sin taxes used for rehabilitation, poverty relief, and medical costs associated with usage of these
types of products.
Welfare moneyed payments are not to exceed one year, after that the government will provide shelter, where participants will have to contribute to all
maintenance and up keep in order to stay in the program. The people still in need of assistance will be given training suitable to their
capabilities. All participants will always have the right to leave this program at any time. Any and all work done by the people in the programs set
up, will go back into these welfare programs.
People who hire illegal immigrants will be prosecuted and heavily fined. Our borders will be properly secured, and illegal immigrants will be sent
home, where hopefully they can take what money they have earned in the U.S., and what skills, and build a decent life in their countries of origin.
Immigration will be reduced until employment rises to a set level. Future immigration will be set in relation to employment statistics.
Our trade treaties will be renegotiated with those countries who have failed to raise environmental and labor standards, and wages. Import taxes will
be levied in proportion to ongoing violations. Our working public is not going to be forced to compete with third world nation slave labor.
Transportation taxes will be used strictly for transportation. No state will receive more than the share they contribute to the federal government,
as per the U.S. constitution.
National education standards will be paid for by the people. Required learning for associated degrees will be standardized, and those who choose to
educate themselves outside of a institution will be given credit for all met criteria, and the degrees earned through tests offered nationwide.
Idle commercial and industrial property will be taxed at higher and higher levels, until sold or auctioned to the highest bidder. Former owners, will
be charged for all clean up from any toxic wastes left on those properties. Those costs not recovered will be covered by the industry associated with
the property and the type of waste.
People would be given tax free savings accounts for medical expenses. Young people will be covered at reasonable levels until their savings reach a
point where they are able to pay their medical costs. Cost for medical treatment will be given up front, and gouging will be punished.
We will revamp our transportation system and national energy plan to deal with looming drop in world wide oil production and projected increase in
world wide energy demand.