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How Not to Make the Case for Terminating Federal Programs

Ron4594 Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 12:54 PM
PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS PAY ALL DIRECT AND HIDDEN-INDIRECT TAXES, and are the only ultimate source of all direct and hidden indirect tax revenue. Regardless where government collects it, all tax money ultimately comes from us, the people. Since we the people are the one and only source of all tax revenue: THERE SHOULD BE ONLY ONE TAX TO COLLECT ALL TAX REVENUE. It should be a single, simple, fair, direct, individual, full-income tax levied on living persons for each level of government: ONE TAX AND DONE. THESE TAX ELIMINATIONS ARE SPENDING CUTS. ONE TAX AND DONE WILL REDUCE THE PRICE PAID FOR EVERYTHING BY 40% (TWO-FIFTHS).

Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney recently gave the following response to a reporter’s question on what programs he would cut:

Of course you get rid of Obamacare, that’s the easy one, but there are others: Planned Parenthood, we’re gonna get rid of that. The subsidy for Amtrak, I would eliminate that. The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, both excellent programs, but we can’t afford to borrow money to pay for these things.

It’s good that Romney can actually name federal programs that he would terminate (even if they’re relatively small programs). But how...