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    tax would solve that at one fell swoop. It is estimated that a tax od one half of one percent on all financial transactions through banks and other financial institutions would provide sufficient revenue (what comes back) to fund all levels of government.
    But, to get that accepted, we first have to communicate to the electorate that the current system is a sham; that Congress employes the power of the purse to reward and punish the citizenry capriciously; that money is an instrument that should be neutral and not employed to coerce.
    The citizenry is already fed up with Congress, and judging it to be corrupt, but it's not yet clear of what the corruption consists. That our legislators are getting paid to serve the public but are mainly interested in feathering their own nests and insuring their tenure in office has to be made crystal clear. That private corporations are the corrupting influence is a good line, but it's not logical, given that private corporations are chartered and sustained by the public ones. If how legislators in Wisconsin and Michigan are dealing with the private corporations we call unions teaches us anything, it should be that private corporations are at the mercy of the states and, if they behave like crooks, it is because the lawmakers allow it.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Wed May 22, 2013 at 01:47:26 PM PDT

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