Political Promises, Programs and Plans
Once the raise taxes to lower taxes strategy has been taken about as far as any politician dares to go, it’s on to plan B. This is the ever popular we’ll raise the other guy’s taxes to provide government services which you and yours just can’t live without. Has anyone noticed the other guy that winds up being taxed is you?
How many people believe they don’t pay enough in taxes? Anyone that believes their taxes are too low is welcome to submit a H.O.T. Tax return along with payment to your local government and/or the state’s treasury department. Now that we’ve raised taxes in a democratic fashion, let’s talk about the services the government really must provide.
Let’s have everyone name five (5) state or local government services each considers to be essential. Those services the individual, the individual’s family or community just could not possibly live comfortably without. Once we have democratically decided the government services we need, we can figure out how much we are willing to pay for those services and who is going to pay for them.