posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 10:28 PM
The number one way to change people's minds is to give them back their money.
If we layed out a 5 year plan to eliminate income tax altogether, I don't think you'd have much problem with having people of any group wringing the
necks of their reps to go with the idea.
I mean really, 30+% back per month? That would help across the board with concerns over health care, taxes, rent, mortgage, small business, etc.
There would be people that would ask where the money is coming from, and we tell them no one. We will not tack on a national sales tax.
We will cut the military, education, social, and global aid, not by butting back, but by spending better.
If at least half of the government is waste (or conservatively 30%), then we should have no problem dropping income tax.
Next, we need to find a solution for our industry. If I remember correctly, 70+% of our business is services. That is not a good sign, especially
with a trade deficit like we've been running.
Open up the market for exporting, and allow US Steel and the Merchant Fleet do what they do best.
Believe it or not, our Merchant industry is dying, badly. I've worked in it, and our fleet (i.e. ocean trade is the absolute backbone of a nations
economy since containerization) is burdened with the impossible task of competing in a world that is not overly inflated like our country is, so
everything costs more to make here.
That coupled with the overtly acidic regulations for all merchant vessels and ship builders (which is a dying trade in America). It's a far cry from
our WWII days.
We need a cure, and doing nothing about the red tape and taxation (in a major way, not mearly small tax "cuts").
I AM a Republican by nurture, but I can not stand by and watch them partake in hurting this country through overextention of almost all our resources
while providing a huge monolithic government by which to pass millions of laws with forms to fill out and government to wade through.
I live right outside Washington. Getting things done in their is a nightmare.