John C6 Wrote:
Nov 29, 2012 6:16 PM
Gentle Readers, A radical proposal: 75% of the FUNCTIONS ( not expenditures, but functions ) of the Federal Government are self-financing. For example: mail a letter - you pay. Need a passport - you pay a fee. Use a national park - you pay a fee. Republicans should vote a Balanced Budget. This year. Immediately. How to do it: 1. Seperate out all self-financing functions of the government: The Post Office, etc. They would rely on their own funds, with no subsidies. Allow them to operate as needed: the Post Office could charge more for stamps, restrict deliveries, privatize parcels, etc., again, as one example. 2. This would leave only 2 functions to be financed by taxes: Welfare and Defense. Welfare, i.e., Medicaid, SNAP,