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Forum Post: How is this for a platform?

Posted 1 year ago on May 30, 2012, 7:07 p.m. EST by tedscrat70 (-35)
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  1. Flat income tax regardless of income
  2. 1 page tax code - no loopholes
  3. Initial spending freeze across all government departments, followed by a 5% cut in 5 years. Any thoughts?

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[-] 2 points by jph (2652) 1 year ago

Is that not the GOP platform?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21785) 1 year ago

How about no? Same right wing game plan as before.

[-] 1 points by tedscrat70 (-35) 1 year ago

Why? 1% vs 99% will not work. You cannot keep taxing the rich without them running out of money or moving their money out of the country. At the same time the lobbyist need to be kicked out.
The cuts need to be across the board, from defense to entitlement.

[-] 1 points by tedscrat70 (-35) 1 year ago

Republicans have their special interests and the Democrats have theirs. The special interests, regardless of where they lean, will have less clout with the congressional leaders. That does leave the sticky question of how a group will influence the politician.
That leaves me with the one, evil idea, which is the business approach to politics - most bang for the buck.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

tax the rich less

cut government

is not a platform

[-] 0 points by DemandTheGoodLifeDotCom (3213) from New York, NY 1 year ago

Yes!! Great idea! I am on board with all 3 ideas.

We should have a 1 sentence tax code that says everyone pays a flat 100% tax.

Then we would pay 100% of that money to workers - the actual people who do ALL of the actual work. And we will also pass a law that says that the allocation of that income must be according to a plan that the workers directly vote on AND, most importantly, differences in income must be limited to just what is necessary to get people to do difficult work and give their maximum effort.

So not only will all the income be rightfully paid to all the workers, but it will also be allocated in the ONLY way income can be allocated fairly: based on hard work. The only way to make more than someone else is by actually working harder.

Since you do not need to pay anyone any more than 4 times more income in order to get them to do any physically or mentally hard job or give their maximum effort, that would enable us to pay everyone from $115k to $460k per year.

And since nature gave the earth to everyone, not just wealthy families, the planet rightfully belongs to everyone equally. So everyone should be given a right to work.

That would make everyone wealthy and solve nearly every social problem we have. Now with everyone having a right to a job that pays at least $115k, everyone is wealthy, so you can get rid of most of the government's programs.

So I am on board with 1, 2 and 3!

And you can read about how an economy that allocates income democratically, based on how hard you work, here:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/1-replace-capitalism-with-democracy/

[-] 0 points by tedscrat70 (-35) 1 year ago

Sorry, democratic allocution of income (is that a word?) sounds like a rather bad idea. I hope you are joking. If you are, ha ha. If you are not, then please do not run for office. Where will all that money come from to pay those excorbitant salaries? Out of whose pocket? I

[-] 1 points by DemandTheGoodLifeDotCom (3213) from New York, NY 1 year ago

I can explain what democratic allocation of income means in this comment or you can just click on the link and read the actual post where it is explained in detail:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/1-replace-capitalism-with-democracy/