Originally Posted by Daniel
So the goal is to make the whiners on the sidelines- the so-called moral majority happy? Give them the illusion that Uncle Sam isn't talking a dollar out of their pocket and supporting a policy that they find heinous?
Gee. With that logic, I should stop paying taxes because I am against the 2 stupid wars that we are waging. I mean- why not? Why not have a form where I can mandate that my hard earned cash won't go to killing people? After all, my cause is just!
Trouble is: the truth of life is a lot harder to bear than illusions. Death and Taxes. You can't escape them.
And what about rending unto Caesar that which is Caesar's? Seems to me that the Followers of the Carpenter conveniently forget this injunction.
Too busy lining their own pockets they are.
Oh ye of little faith!
If I were in charge of taxes overall, I would have the entire tax system set up the way I described. There are some things that taxes have to go to. Things like roads, and airports and the like, but you give people choices of how to spend their tax dollars would help alleviate some of the pork barrel stuff. The number of people on both sides of an issue will end up evening out their dollars overall. The amount of taxes wouldn't be any different, it would just make people less resistant to the idea and actually help the government collect more money. After all, the richest conservatives use so many loopholes that they pay the least amount of tax under the current system.