Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 24, 2011, 6:53 p.m. EST by 8472ofborg
from Bruce, SD
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There are a million of these on the boards, so I throw in my 2 cents too.
Income tax should be based off multiples of the federal minimum wage. If you make minimum wage to 5 times minimum wage, you pay no taxes. If you make 6 to 10 times minimum wage, you pay no taxes on the first 1-5 times, then 10% of the next 6-10 times minimum wage. 11-15 times is 20%, 16-20 is 30%, exc exc exc.
Sales tax should be based off the product category. Necessities like food, water, heating in the winter, shelter...basically things people can not live without should be tax exempt. Luxury items like (most) electronics, new vehicles (not used), restaurant dining, and fashion accessories should be taxed at 10% or higher. Everything else can be formed into other categories and taxed appropriately. I am not going to take the time to think up every item that can be bought at the moment though.
Simple fixes here. Remove lobbyists from Washington, people's voices should determine policy, not their money. Get rid of the electoral college and make every vote matter again. Give each politician a specific amount to spend on campaigning, that is all they can use to run on. (AKA homogenize the money in campaigning so the person with the most money doesn't stand the best chance of winning.) Disallow political donations, the only money or advertizing a politician can use is what they are given (let us see who can use it the wisest.) Any election where less than half the illegible voters actually vote should result in a mis-election, where no individual wins office and another election is held. The office in question would remain empty till 50% of illegible voters voted.
There, that is most of my two cents. Comment and discuss if you want, I will edit it based on replies.