Campaign: Legislative Branch

Legalize Drugs, Tax, Eliminiate the DEA

We lost the war on drugs. Time for some payback.

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Restructure Budget to Provide "Dividend" Refunds to Taxpayers

During this time of fiscal hardship, it will benefit our country to follow the examples of publicly traded businesses. If you remove the ridiculous "spend it or lose it" culture in government agencies by abolishing budget cuts for next year based on savings from last year you will foster an environment of saving, rather than spending. I have no doubt that many (if not all) agencies can frequently operate under budget ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Stop federal withholding and make federal income tax exempt

Dear Mr. President Sir, A way that would save the Federal Government billions of dollars in revenue would be to stop with holding federal employees federal income and make the federal income employees make tax exempt. The Government would be saving money buy having fewer IRS claims, audits and submissions. Also the OPM is another factor in that there would be one less issue for that agency to address by having to submit/print ...more »

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Campaign: United States Tax Court

entertainment industry tax

With as many movies as there are about the government and federal agencies, there should be a tax charged to the entertainment industry for using "real life agencies" such as the CIA or FBI in their films. Any time a movie or TV show is produced, the government should reserve the right to charge the filmmaker or production studio a fee or tax for use of the title being protrayed in the film. This could potentially bring ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Eliminate Refundable Tax Credits

A tax credit directly reduces your tax, dollar for dollar. Within tax credits, some are refundable tax credits and some are non-refundable tax credits. A refundable tax credit can reduce your total tax to a negative number, which means the government pays you. A non-refundable tax credit can reduce your tax to zero but your tax can’t go below zero. Once the tax has been paid or taxable income is zero, only refund the ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Look at the Revenue Stream

Most of the federal government's money comes from the following sources: (Individual) Income Tax (43%), Social Security & Medicare Taxes (42%), Corporate Tax (7%), Excise (Sin) Taxes (3%), and Other (5%). Look at how much individual's are taxed (income taxes, and some social security & medicare taxes), as compared to how much corporation's are taxed (maybe they are taxed on some of the social security and medicare taxes?). ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Stop making parts of programs that have nothing to do with it.

When the Obamacare package came up and I heard it was 2500 pages long, it made me wonder how long a bill can really be. So I started reading some of it, and quite frankly I was rather upset. Many many portions of the bill had nothing to do with healthcare, but rather it gave money to states for other things. So, really the US government needs to stop bassing bills with all those extras, and also needs to amend bills ...more »

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Campaign: Department of the Treasury

Tax Fee on Children

Do away with the tax credit for children, and let the IRS should start charging a substantial income tax fee on each child under 18 years of age. The tax fee should go up with each additional child born. Maybe this will help curb our population problem now before we get like China and have a mandatory chilld limit due to massive overpopulation. After all, no politician wants to say to the American public, that they ...more »

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Campaign: Financial Reform

Allow individuals to invest in their portion of national debt.

The reward being that their annual taxes would be lowered by the amount (currently ~12% and growing) it takes just to pay interest. Obviously, if you pay ahead, you are no longer responsible for that debt interest. As an investment, it makes complete sense for anyone who can begin to do this. We don't have enough M1 or even M3 money lying around to tackle the whole debt problem, but working our way out through what I ...more »

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Campaign: Department of the Treasury

Campaign Ads that help Social Security

Why not tax all campaign ads (or all campaign ads above some set limit), and have all proceeds go to support Social Security and Medicare. If the rich and elite can spend millions of dollars to get elected to a federal office than why can't some of these funds go to support those constituents they wish to represent. The more you spend on campaign ads (TV, radio, paper, etc.) the more you contribute. Better yet, vary ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Why do we socialize gasoline??

Truth: Gas only costs in dollars a quarter of what it costs society. The rest is socialized through income taxes to pay for roads, DOD protection, increased health care, and the list goes on. Conversely, capitalism teaches that we should most closely align our costs with our usage. So really these things ought to be paid by the fuel tax. You may flinch at the thought of $20 gas, BUT keep in mind that for the median income, ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Housing and Urban Development

switch from Income Tax to Consumption tax

It has been proven that consumption taxes are more efficient than income taxes. This was, we get nearly all of the pay, in which we earn, but the things we buy become a little more expensive. If our pay checks become higher, we have a higher incentive to spend. People will spend more of their savings and consumption will increase, which will ultimately increase revenue from taxes. This way, the rich don't get their ...more »

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