<quoted text>Well, Mr. Libbie Sir, MY idea to fund-da-feds is a FLAT percentage tax on EVERY nickel ANYONE takes in during the year with NO DEDUCTIONS FOR ANYTHING OR EXCEPTIONS (including the Pope, if he gets income here -and- welfare freeloaders, etc) and NO OTHER TAXES ON ANYTHING, and that includes corporations, dead people's estates, gas taxes, property taxes, booze taxes, etc, etc, etc. How's THAT for being fair? I'd like to see the CORRUPT, self-serving, career CLOWNS presently masquerading as "representing" us in Clowngress (sic) jack up that all-inclusive income tax percentage and get elected again (anywhere but in Hawaii, that is)! This ASSURED BANKRUPTING of America by doling out freebees for the freeloaders in this nation from the bottom to the top, along with the blatant ripoff of the prudent and successful in this nation has got to cease!'Nuff said...
Sounds okay until that means you don't have a roof over your head or 1 square meal a day (can't afford 3.)
More better would be a flat deduction of the first $40k an individual makes (as that is about what it costs to exist in Hawaii) and anything after that is taxed 10%, flat. So, if you make $100k /year, you would owe $6k in taxes. If you make $45k, you would contribute $500. Limit welfare, section 8 and any other assistance to a fixed dollar amount or time and mandate attendance in self improvement classes to assist in making individuals employable. If an individual chooses not to participate (won't take the drug test, attend classes on time, etc.), no money.
For unemployment, instead of 3 interviews /week, reduce it to 2 and 3 days per week of public service cleaning parks, beaches, trails, etc. Include the drug tests (random or monthly) as well as mandatory skills training. Put a fixed lifetime limit on this "benefit" also.
Approximately 51% of the population pay all the taxes. The rest of the population benefits from paying nothing.
It's time to get more to participate in contributing to maintaining our roads, parks, social services, etc.