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742 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by KikiPeepers

If taxes were optional, do you think we`d have more or less of a deficit than we do now?
If it was on the honor system, would it work better?


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16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/25/05 - 8:45:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
The liars and cheapskates would definitely overpower the honest people. Think about how many people there are now who try to evade the tax system while it's the law, nevermind if it was optional.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/25/05 - 9:52:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
More in debt, less people would be paying money to the government.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/25/05 - 9:52:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
I mean the government would be more in debt, not the people.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/22/05 - 11:22:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it would help the government in not spending so much money on things like payraises for themselves and they would have to use it more wisely than they do now.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 2/25/06 - 8:28:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
In the Articles of Confederation, which was the U. S. government before the current one, the national government did not have the power to tax, it could only ask the states for money. (which they did not have to give)

The National government then couldnt give any money becuase none of the states wanted to give it up. It was a large part of the reason that government failed.

So I would have to say that we would have more of a deficit.

16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 2/25/06 - 8:30:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
More, because who would willingly want to give money to the government?
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 4/23/06 - 6:14:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nobody would pay them if they were optional. But they'd still get all pissy about not having roads to drive on or cops to bust the criminals...
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/13/06 - 5:02:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/23/2006 6:14:30 PM cryndigo wrote:
Nobody would pay them if they were optional. But they'd still get all pissy about not having roads to drive on or cops to bust the criminals...

I definitely agree with this.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/24/06 - 5:04:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/23/2006 6:14:30 PM cryndigo wrote:
Nobody would pay them if they were optional. But they'd still get all pissy about not having roads to drive on or cops to bust the criminals...
exactly and no one would take credit for not paying taxes
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/5/06 - 4:48:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^i agree
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/5/06 - 5:00:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Probably about the same: the government would be forced to live within its income plus the amount it's able to borrow, whatever that income might be. Of course, spending would have to be much lower as a result, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but that's another question .
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/5/06 - 5:01:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
if we didnt hav 2 pay atxes this country wold b gone from all the debt it had 2 pay lol
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/6/06 - 3:54:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
What I'd like to see is a section on the tax form that lets me decide what the money I send will be used for.

Let the Hawks fund the war, I'll fund the parks system and Medicare.

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/6/06 - 4:00:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
More of a deficit, obviously. If taxes were optional, no one would pay them.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/6/06 - 4:05:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
you mean if the fairtax was implemented? we'd have less debt.

On 12/6/2006 3:54:55 PM wanderer wrote:
What I'd like to see is a section on the tax form that lets me decide what the money I send will be used for. Let the Hawks fund the war, I'll fund the parks system and Medicare.

I think that's an excellent idea.

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/6/06 - 4:20:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would gladly pay all the taxes I do now (and I think taxes are evil) if I could pick where they went.



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