Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 5, 2011, 6:27 p.m. EST by RightsOfMan
from Brownsville, TX
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I had an idea about a way to shape our government. It's not perfect, and I haven't contemplated all the potential ramifications (perhaps someone else will...I deal best with "broad strokes" not details). Please expand or critique but I think it's promising.
What if we could designate how our tax dollars were spent? Out of 100 dollars I could say that 30 should go to infrastructure, 30 to education, 30 to healthcare, and 10 to everything else. Think there's already too many prisons? Don't allot them money. Want to see more space exploration? Give them a bigger chunk of the pie. No more corporate welfare (at least not with my taxes)? Done.
I wonder if we did this (even experimentally as a survey) how the spending would compare to our actual government spending. Is there anyway to make this work...I don't want to support so many things this country engages in (like wars [drugs, terror, Iraq, Afghan. etc.]).
Could we really vote with our pocketbooks and would that help enforce the desires of the 99%?