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  •  I don't think the tax code should be used for (1+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus

    moral suasion, to promote some behavior and prohibit others.  On the federal level, the purpose of the tax code should be to keep the currency moving and coming back to where it originates -- i.e. to recycle. On the state and local level, taxes should be collected to pay for the services being delivered to the whole community, not special interests.
    Let free enterprise take care of what people want and the public sector of what people need and don't want. For convenience, I'd characterize the latter as the seven 'i's:

    incineration
    inundation
    infestation
    invasion
    injury
    incarceration
    ignorance

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 01:41:18 AM PDT

    •  The tax code will always influence (1+ / 0-)
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      wilderness voice

      behavior. The thing is to shape it for the public good. The promoters of aristocracy will work hard enough to bend any system to their desires.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 02:21:51 AM PDT

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      •  The autocrats need to be denied the use of (1+ / 0-)
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        Odysseus

        currency and the law as tools of oppression. Deprivators will always aim to deprive. We don't have to make it easy and legal for them.

        We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

        by hannah on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 03:21:11 AM PDT

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