Friday, May 23, 2008

A plan for the US, part one

The first in a multi-part series on my plans for the United States, to not only restore economic health, but to radically increase it; to not only restore educational integrity, but exceed any standard now imagined; to not just reduce poverty, but eliminate it; to not simply promote domestic tranquility, but make internal strife ridiculous. Ambitious, no? Here’s step one:
Pass the Fair Tax. I have spent nearly two years researching this concept to replace income and payroll taxes with a national sales tax, one that actually has a bill floating through Congress, every year with more support. If you honestly and intelligently disagree with this proposal, I’d be happy to debate you and see if I could change your mind. If you are the kind of person who is opposed to it because you’re regurgitating soundbites, you’re ignorant. I won’t go any further into detail here as I have several links to the information you need posted: I’ve already done my homework, now you do yours. Suffice to say, as an economic stimulus proposal, it makes the current one from Congress (so nice of them to return our own money to us, in an election year to boot) look like pissing into Niagra Falls. While all my subsequent proposals don’t depend on the Fair Tax to fund the government, it would be an easy way to offset any tumult my others may engender and even if none of the others got done (long term bad!) it would still be the best thing that we did for ourselves since that whole Constitution thing.

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

seriously. update your f-ing blog already. this is ridiculous.
love you!