I'm an ex-combat vet / retired years ago / have always been LIBERTARIAN ( favor conservative fiscal policies in govt at all levels ) / favor the abolition of fed income tax & abolition of the Federal Reserve / worked in Financial Sector for 40 years
America was built by independent, self sufficient people who mostly took care of themselves
I love this concept. The ONLY exception I might favor is a national BASIC healthcare system. THAT being said; it MUST be economically viable AND market based. The only way that can work is with a broad based tax of some kind. What most people do NOT know is that the Feds collect approximately 5 BILLION dollars yearly in EXCISE taxes - THAT should be enough to run a DOWNSIZED federal government.
Healthcare can be financed with just TWO taxes; Those that bring children into this world should pay perhaps $300 per head per year until the child reaches age 21 whereupon all those funds would go into a DEDICATED personal account. ANYONE that chose NOT to buy health insurance should be on their own. As far as getting this "off the ground" ~ a broad based tax IS the answer. It could be levied thru a 2% national sales tax: built into the price of every item sold in excess of $100 - just a thought
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