posted on Oct, 13 2013 @ 04:01 PM
reply to post by Ahabstar
Given the scope of the mess we're in, I wouldn't cut taxes (except the medicare surchage). I'd keep the old rates, with the 35% cap.
Cut the spending that's been mentioned.
Create that pittance of an internet transaction tax
Legalize that which we do not talk about and tax the crap out of it.
debt problem would be reversed in short order.
Id prefer if they didnt tax the crap out of it. There's no reason to, and I think many of us can agree, they will tax it, but i dont trust where that
money will eventually end up at. Id love to see legalization (actually de-criminalization is what us informed folks prefer), but if that tax money
just goes to fund another war in the middle east, then whats the point? If it doesnt go directly towards reigning in the budget than I must stand
against it, and even if they promise all of the taxation to our deficit, i would want some other measure to ensure that they are also making an effort
to reduce the deficit in several other ways as well.
My point is they cant be trusted to spend the money as they claim, and I dont want them getting any more pieces of my pie than they are already
As it stands now, everyone who is involved in any level with the unmentionable is already quite happy surviving on the black market. Its actually one
of the last truly free markets we can see. The harvester makes money, all of the middlemen make money, and the end user is quite happy as well (ever
seen one not happy?), and even willing to pay the prices for the product. Prices rise and fall with quality, demand, and overall availability as a
free market should function.
To me taxing that substance is invading into our lives again even more than they should, but they have the users right under their thumb as always.
The users are all to happy too allow legalization simply because its better than being thrown in jail for simple possession.
13-10-2013 by phishfriar47 because: (no reason given)