Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 20, 2011, 7:41 p.m. EST by Nulambda
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Here is an idea, curious to what the forum thinks.
The number one problem we, the people see is that we do not control the money in politics, thus we have no say in what policies the government implements. I suggest, rather than having a house and senate to represent us and where our tax dollars go, why not eliminate this beuracracy all together?
When the house and senate were created it was necessary because transportation and communication lacked the ability for the citizenry to be aware of the politics of the day. Hence we elect someone to represent our interest. Today this is no longer the case.
Also, what is the true power of government? Getting to decide how your taxes are spent.
What if, instead of electing someone to making this decision for me and us, I and we are allowed to decide where our taxes go?
For example, let us say everyone pause 10% of their income (arbitrary number). Then, once a year they are allowed to decide where their money is spent. So, if I want 5% of my taxes to go to education, 3% to social programs, and 2% to security, that is where they go. Then, when we add up all the citizenries tax designations, this directly effect our policies. If most of the money ges to education, that is our priority. If it goes to security, that is our priority.
The executive branch's function is to insure that the public's taxes goes where it selected to go. Local governments are in charge of legislative issue. And the Congress is rendered impotent.
I also see the Internet as an easy way for us to vote on our tax distribution.
Like I said, it is just an idea and I am looking forward to your comments. Especially the trolls! :) They provide the best challenge for my thinking. I appreciate you guys more than you know!!!!