Not if budgets were actually ADHERED to (and adjusted accordingly)<quoted text>
I don't need to run it past "heavy duty types."
It does nothing but impact the available funds and usage of the "feet on the ground." Pay an additional 6 or 7 percent for all goods, from copier paper in schools to asphalt for road maintenance to F-15s for the military - just to have that 6 or 7 percent eventually channel back into general funds? All that would do is facilitate shortfalls in the current fiscal budgets and lock up those monies until redistribution the following year, which would then have to be increased accordingly to offset sales tax expenditures. Depending on what and how much is produced or sold in an area, the impact of "redistributing the wealth" of government would have ramifications you don't begin to comprehend.
I have no interest in churches paying taxes. They already lay FAR more claim to their say in government than they are due.
Are you done with your worship practice of licking the givverment bootheels for today now?