Well, for those who were faithful readers for a couple of weeks I am sorry about the inconsistency in my posts. I am going to start posting every Sunday morning whether I feel like it or not. A once a week post is probably enough to have some fresh thoughts while not overwhelming or losing anyone who does not use their computer as frequently as some of us do.
The top question rolling around in my head this morning was regarding taxes. What would it take to go to a blanket taxing system where only 10% of every workers wages was taken out for their federal taxes? The second thought is whether that number should not be lower to where only a total of 10% can be taken out by the state and federal governments combined? How many programs would have to find different funding sources?
What we do not realize is just how many of our tax dollars is spent on private organizations via grants and other forms of government assitance. If each person has more money in our pocket from being taxed less then we could choose which organizations we funded instead of Congress choosing them for us. Nothing is a quick fix so I do not expect to see some sort of legislation in the next four years that proposes a massive downsize of the federal government.
It does make you wonder though, what the members of the Boston Tea Party would think about the current taxes that we have today despite having reprensentation in Congress. I think they would be appalled but then again I am not a historian nor someone who has researched the issue very deeply.
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I look forward to the weeks ahead, especially with my little baby girl on the way!