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Irrational Reliance on Higher Powers

johnm h Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 8:13 AM
We do not want the Federal government to help private charities, it only corrupts them. The only thing the Federal government should do is throw away the tax code, adopt the Fair tax and end welfare in all of its forms. The prebate provides income for those smart enough to fill out a simple tax form. Private charities can take care of those who can't. Keep it simple, transparent and uniform.
Richard_B Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 10:06 AM
I see two major steps that need to be implemented. First is to adopt the Fair Tax as you stated which will do away with the Marxist income tax. The second is to begin to eliminate all programs that fail to comply with the Constitution. The second step will be aided by the first step because everyone who has legal income will take home 100% of their pay but then with every purchase they will see how much the federal government is stealing from them. Every sales receipt will be an incentive to howl against government spending. As the federal government spending shrinks more money can be applied to the national debt.
Richard_B Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 10:19 AM
Once the government has been returned to just those items listed in the Constitution and the debt paid, the federal sales tax rate can be lowered. Our federal government did well when it spent just 3 % of GDP on average so a 3% federal sales tax should be enough with only legal spending.

All of the above is possible but only if the majority of voters will educate themselves about the Fair Tax and the limits that exist in the Constitution and then force their elected officials to follow the wishes of the voters. We The People have to take back our government and make it "By The People" again. We The People must bind the lawmakers and ourselves to the Constitution.
Richard_B Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 10:27 AM
It has taken generations to get into the mess we are in and it will take generations to return to a legal government but this generation must begin the long journey. In my opinion the right path begins with learning about and then passing the Fair Tax. Take time to learn about the Fair Tax at www.fairtax.org and then start insisting that your family and friends do the same. It is only though knowledge and action that We The People can get back a limited government.
Richard_B Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 10:44 AM
Oops! I need to add another two steps. Return to the gold standard and add term limits.
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