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About Taxes - we need some. The question is "How much and who should pay"?
We each have our individual needs and wants. We have many needs and wants in common. We want safety; we want our children to succeed in life. We want to minimize conflict with others. We want to make a contribution and be recognized for our efforts. We need a job which matches our abilities and interests.
Our government is failing us because we are failing our government. This is a democracy. We get what we say we want. We just need to want the right things. Each of us must weight our own needs and wants against the needs and wants of everyone else and make reasonable requests of our elected officials. Money is not the goal in life. It is a tool for deciding what each of us will contribute to our collective lives on this earth.
Government should be managed as a business. Government is in the Just Society business.
|Type of tax||service provided||where collected *|
|income tax||national defense||federal level|
|full employment||state level|
|property tax||fire and police protection||local level|
|sales tax||inflation control mechanism||national level|
|essential government services||state level|
|social services||state level|
|rainy day funds||state level|
|sin tax||restoration||state level|
|ex. cigerates - health care|
|service fee||specific government service||local/state level|
|drivers license, ID||state level|
|water, trash, sewage, etc.||local level|
|fuel tax||roads, highway system||state/federal level|
* this is a collection service only - the funds are then directly transfered to the spending authority