Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Legalize Marijuana And Solve Many Tax Issues / Prison Issues

To legalize marijuana would mean an end to the billions of wasted dollars fighting this "war on drugs". A war, that anyone who grew up in America and went to public schools, saw first hand was lost. Imagine taxation on an herb that has many positive potentials. It can be used to make food, clothes, rope, and hell, even money. To make it illegal costs far more money and it cuts out many potential benefits from it's legalization. ...more »

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Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Consumption Tax instead of income tax

Our current Income tax system: 1) taxes personal and business production and is an imposed burden and disincentive. 2) gives rise to the myriad shell company, loop-hole exploiting, tax-dodging financial complexities that litter our financial environment. 3) taxes only those who can least afford it and rewards those who can afford to "hide" their earnings, legally or otherwise. A Consumption based tax: 1) lets individuals ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Tax audit on all government officials

The IRS needs to perform a tax audit on all elected officials in this nation; all governors, all senators, all congressmen, all ranking administration officials. All too often the public bears witness to a publicly-elected official or government-appointed official who is caught owing sums of money for back taxes to the IRS. No better example could sadly be made of this than the recent confirmation processes for a handful ...more »

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Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Tax

Stop stealing from the public and calling it tax. Stop calling us tax payers we are citizens. Stop using a Debt issue of money as reason for taxation.

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Campaign: Uncategorized

Keep "W" Tax Cuts - don't let them expire

The central provisions of these landmark tax bills are scheduled to expire over the next five years, which means that taxes will rise dramatically for most taxpayers. Between now and January 1, 2011 (five short years away), •Tax rates will rise substantially in each tax bracket, some by 450 basis points; •Low-income taxpayers will see the 10-percent tax bracket disappear, and they will have to pay taxes at the 15-percent ...more »

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Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Incentivizing Sustainability Through a Tax Code Based on Consumption

Our tax system is screwed up. We're taxed for owning a house; we're taxed for owning land; we're taxed for having a job; we're taxed for pretty much existing. While it's true that taxes are necessary for a government to function, they don't have to be this numerous and/or complicated. There are thousands of pages of tax codes in Washington that are way too complicated for the average American to understand. Corrupt businesses ...more »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Reward individual for finding wasted money

Provide a financial reward system for exposing wasted tax payer money, providing solutions which save money, or collecting taxes which are not paid. For example, offer 20 percent of the money saved to a citizen who can identify and prove corporate or private tax evasion. Or, rewarded with a percent of the money saved by identifying when special interest groups make deals which waste tax payer money. Change the incentive ...more »

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Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Full line item detail: Local

Local political institutions including schools, which consume massive proportions of local taxes, often hide their financial details behind large vague budget items. Require any local agency receiving federal money to release full detailed line item expenses at the accounts payable level using an open system such as Google Docs Spreadsheets. If the citizens can see where the money is really going then we can provide better ...more »

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Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Reduce Legislative Staff

We elect officials to represent us. We pay them a pretty good salary, plus an expense acount. They are paid for travel and have their own heath care and retirement plans. If that is not enough, they also have multiple offices and hire lots of staff. In other words, just having all of these elected officials cost each and every one of us a pretty penny. When the economy slows, they always scare us with laying off ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Taxation Awareness

If you performed the man on the street interview, and asked people any or all of the following, the results would be alarming: 1. How much did you pay in state and federal taxes last year? 2. Do you know what your state and/or federal tax rate/bracket is? 3. What percentage of your monthly pay goes to taxes? 4. What forms of taxation do your pay? (SS, Medicare, Fed Income, State,etc.)) The point is that most people ...more »

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Campaign: Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Lowering taxes and balancing the budget

During the Great Depression in Wörgl Austria a new monetary system was introduced. The economy started to do very well. Money circulated 14 times faster and tax income rose 1,300%. Because the money was backed by Austrian Schilling, this money had the same value. If tax income in the US rises 1,300%, there is room to end the income tax and lower all other kinds of taxes. You can read more about it here: http://www.naturalmoney.org/introduction.html ...more »

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Campaign: Do-It-Yourself Government

If God is content with 10%, why should the Federal Government need more?

LOL. Repeal the 16th. Add amendment: Federal Government shall be content with a 10% sales tax, and shall apply no other taxes. Federal Government shall confine itself to its means and stay within its budget. Federal Government shall be free to petition God for extra money if they make budgeting mistakes. All, and I mean ALL excise taxes are prohibited. Obama, give back the SCHIP taxes. That was wrong, and bad. ...more »

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