Peddler44, perhaps what you propose would work, but don't stop there, how about every citizen that has income, has to pay some tax regardless. And let's not stop there, let's change the law on withholding so every American has to write a check to the gubmint each pay period to pay their taxes. Lastly, federal employees, all of them, will have their pay and benefits determined by a select committee of citizens equally represented by the two major party's. There is a lot more, but I will stop here, except for this one; you don't pay taxes, you don't get to vote, PERIOD!!!!