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Hmm, I think we should actually go up 9 cents in Texas for cigarettes and about 5 cents per gallon on gas and 3.0% on an internet sales tax. Alcohol taxes ought to go up a little too. MM and recreational tax at 25%. But also support permanently abolishing the property tax and poll tax and using the raised taxes above for education and roads. No one should ever be able to tax your home, nor take it from you. A book does a homeless child or a homeless family 0 good if they have nowhere to live.
A few things should be cut, like salaries. For example, I don't think city employees should make over 2k per month. (across the board) No "careers" out of government work and no overtime, no weekends. That means you too county. No coach should ever make more than the damn President by the way. No one should be able to tax but the people apon vote for said tax apon full explanation and presented plan for spending with that tax.
AcA penalities/taxes removed from the law.
I dont think our state legislators should make any more then they do now (for the legislative job) and should have a website up where the people can vote on issues directly. Governor has 2 term 4 year term maximum like the president.
I think congress should take a 50k paycut, the President a 150k paycut. (I know someone is going to hate me after that lol) I'm sorry. But many of you make more than any private sector job could ever pay me and you guys expect us all to pay YOU. That said, I don't think any one in Government should get tax payer funded pensions or taxpayer funded retirement plans. You should have to save like everyone else. (More hate incoming I know)
I support 12 year term limits for all legislative positions. That's six won elections and once you lose, you're out. No coming back; off to the private sector with you. I'm not for life appointments either. Sorry :/ 20 year maximum for you good folks too.
Wave bye bye to monetary lobbying by the way.
And hello 10 hour community service terms for the individual every year for 4 years. Mowing lawns, picking up trash, watering and planting, growing food for the homeless, cleaning up alleyways ect. Which is to say, you go up to the city hall and you sign a little piece of paper for ten hour commitment on saturdays, for like 2-3 hours per saturday to do any of those things as a public service and you get a tax cut once per year for that ten hours.
I'm also for forgiving monetary debt every 7 years and all non violent misdemeanors stricken from the record right along with credit checks abolished.
Legalizing gambling, prostitution and both taxed at 25% and 25%. Mandatory health tests for the madams with education incentives for getting out of that profession. You ladies deserve better. Go find that better.
I wonder how many taxes you could drop or get rid of if this was all done?
Course, I'm not ever completely for any form of taxation but the bare minimum and anything over that minimum going back to the people. Ive said that before. But If we could do away with all excess taxes? pffft hell yea, bye bye excess taxation. I am all for small efficient government, more choice and active people in their communities. I'll never approve of taxing anyone to the point it hurts.
Beer over 4% abv is subject to an additional $0.198 per gallon tax, to a 14% on-premise tax and to $0.05/drink airline sales tax. Texas has a 1% GRT(0.5% for retailers) that is levied in addition to its 6.25% sales tax (called the franchise tax).
Yea I believe it was beer that was taxed. Not liquor. I believe this year it changed.
hard to tell we had like 1500 laws passed and I havent been able to track down a whole list of them. Ill have to check with hro to get more of a general idea on this and upcoming issues.edit on 1-1-2014 by Nephalim because: (no reason given)
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Without revisiting the entire thread ... so ... delivery services are bad because they make a profit shipping things to you?
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I don't disagree that the workers are taking a beating. Unions became so crooked that people shunned them, while the minimum wage has stayed flat. Costs are skyrocketing, wages aren't. I get that.
If anyone can come up with a solution, I will review it and see if I am onboard. Otherwise, we are yelling at the dark.