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VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLAR

I propose that we tally up what we should pay in taxes at the end of every year and that we should be able to elect to send the money to the public program(s) of our choice. If our concern is education, then we should send some to the school our kids go to. If the concern is poverty, send some to the soup kitchen or the the rehabilitation center or the job service agency that helps those folks. If our concern is potholes ...more »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Full Employment

In 1946 Congress drew up the Full Employment Act. Business interests gutted it and it no longer had any teeth ("Full" was even dropped from the name), but if we are to continue to be the strong country we have always been, we need Congressional action, and a public movement to back it up, to ensure that everyone who wants a job is employed and at livable wages. There's plenty that needs doing and we have plenty of ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Common Sense Tax Law/Rate

I propose that all of our tax laws and tax codes be scraped and replaced with a simple flat tax system. In this system it would not matter how you earned your money or from what source, you would be taxed at the same flat percentage for every single dollar of income. No longer would we need loopholes, tax accountants, tax lawyers, or nearly as many IRS agents as we now have. You make a Dollar, you pay a flat percentage ...more »

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Campaign: Hiring & Recruitment

Tax Incentive That Helps Everyone

Create a tax incentive for businesses that show profits at the end of the year. They could designate a percentage of their end of year profits to be used over the next 1 - 2 years for new hires only (increasing their overall staff). This would create a huge incentive to create new jobs and expand their business vs throwing this money away in taxes to the government. More people would be employed, more people would ...more »

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what do i get for my fed income tax?

federal income tax is around 50% (35 + 7.5 + 7.5), and i am hearing we should be ready for 65%, after the Bush and Reagan cuts expire. as state income taxes range from 5-10%, what do i get for my federal income tax that is worth 5-10 TIMES what the state gives me (infrastructure, fire, police, etc)? i do not get any money directly from the fed. yet, other people get car payments, house payments, rebates on various ...more »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Macro/Micro System Comparison Review

When discussing new methods on increasing "Government Transparency" it will be more beneficial to flowchart the existing operations under consideration from both the Macro and Micro point of view. This comparison technique opens the door to items of interest and importance which - if reviewed by only one of the two aspects - may be overlooked. Secondly - it demonstrates where there may be a "Troubled Intersection" that ...more »

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Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Instead of Taxing Cow-Farts to Bully Farmers into Controling Methane-Output ...

Have each farmer Raise the cows in a greenhouse (with a vent and air container at the top to filter and contain the methane)! Then deliver the methane to the appropriate government office in exchange for a refund on the cows bought who made that gas!

 

The 'government office' can then either appropriately destroy that gass or can modify it into a more-usable form.

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Campaign: Public-Private Partnerships

Mixed Martial Arts Rugby

When in Rome do as the Romans did... In this case the idea would be to create a public-private partnership that promoted the sport of Mixed Martial Arts Rugby and split the profits evenly, the private side using its profits for whatever it wanted to and the public side using its profits to pay down the debt. The sport itself would combine the basic rules of rugby with the more primitive rules of mixed martial ...more »

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Are We Really Free?

They call us free Who's to say? We the people must put an end to all this madness You're our only hope The love has faded away The flowers have fallen from our hair Those times are gone Forced to play along We have been lead to what we have become Forced to follow along Or Pay a price Money, pain, incarceration, Death among a few Even the most respected and powerful people have tried to stand And paid the price ...more »

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Campaign: New Tools and Technologies

Interactive Tax Patronage System: Choose Which Taxes We Pay

The theory behind this system is that most people agree with the need to pay their taxes and support our democratic system of government, but they don’t agree with using their taxpayer dollars to personally fund all of the government agencies and projects that get formed without their input. By creating a government website – i.e. www.webtax.gov – which allows all taxpayers to interactively build “tax quorums” around ...more »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Allow wealthy people to pay more taxes

Don't raise taxes on the wealthy. Let them pay more if they wish, and perhaps give them some form of tax credit for doing so. Warren Buffet said he would be willing to pay more taxes and that the tax law should change as a result. Why can't he just pay more anyway. Other wealthy people may have a better use for their capital, like investing in new technologies that will lead to job creation. So, wealthy people ...more »

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