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Is voluntary taxation a practical alternative?
Nov 13th, 2017 at 9:52pm
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Even if we successfully gut unnecessary government programs and cut spending, will we be able to fund what we need through voluntary taxation? Or is there a better alternative?
  
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Re: Is voluntary taxation a practical alternative?
Reply #1 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 8:45am
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DontTread44 wrote on Nov 13th, 2017 at 9:52pm:
Even if we successfully gut unnecessary government programs and cut spending, will we be able to fund what we need through voluntary taxation? Or is there a better alternative?
It didn't work under the Articles of Confederation, and there was almost no national government then.


  
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Re: Is voluntary taxation a practical alternative?
Reply #2 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 9:38am
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No.  Look all those lefty millionaires like Soros and Buffet.  They often say they ought to be taxed more but don't donate more voluntarily.
  
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Reply #3 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:05pm
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Voluntary taxation would never work in the real world.  Some people would donate, but not enough to sustain governmnent/infrastructure/Military.

There needs to be some taxes, but Income Tax needs to be eliminated.  There are many other forms of taxes which can replace the Income tax, and provide the funding necessary to sustain the governmnent, infrastructure, and the Military;

Gasoline Tax
Property Tax
National Sales Tax
Import Tariffs
Marijuana Tax
Data Tax

The Tax Code in it's present form is insanely complex, and the complexity only worsens over time. 

Ron Paul was right. Abolish the IRS. Time to put an end to all this madness.
  
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Re: Is voluntary taxation a practical alternative?
Reply #4 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:08pm
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Data Tax?
  
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Re: Is voluntary taxation a practical alternative?
Reply #5 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:16pm
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A voluntary tax? Where people pay taxes without having to be forced at gunpoint? Seriously?

I thought the OP was just joking!

Dohhhhhhhhhhh....
  
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Re: Is voluntary taxation a practical alternative?
Reply #6 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:22pm
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Data Tax:

A tax on data usage.  The national average of data usage per person is 450 MB/month.

There could be a baseline data usage for each ISP customer.  Let's say 450 MB/ month. If data usage is 450 MB/month (or less), NO tax is levied.  Any data above the baseline will be taxed progressively - the more data used, the higher the tax.

So each person has some control over the Data Tax he/she pays.   The ISP will compute and collect the data tax in the monthly bill.

(Just like taxes on water and electricity usage.)
  
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Re: Is voluntary taxation a practical alternative?
Reply #7 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:35pm
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This is going to be good!
  
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Re: Is voluntary taxation a practical alternative?
Reply #8 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 1:31pm
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SkyChief wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:22pm:
Data Tax:

A tax on data usage.  The national average of data usage per person is 450 MB/month.

There could be a baseline data usage for each ISP customer.  Let's say 450 MB/ month. If data usage is 450 MB/month (or less), NO tax is levied.  Any data above the baseline will be taxed progressively - the more data used, the higher the tax.

So each person has some control over the Data Tax he/she pays.   The ISP will compute and collect the data tax in the monthly bill.

(Just like taxes on water and electricity usage.)

u know that data centers and big companies will fight that tuth and nail and no one will have free wifi at stores any more and as a havy data user my self i would try to stop it
  
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Re: Is voluntary taxation a practical alternative?
Reply #9 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 1:39pm
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thermf5 wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 1:31pm:
u know that data centers and big companies will fight that tuth and nail and no one will have free wifi at stores any more and as a havy data user my self i would try to stop it

The Data Tax would be for individuals only - it wouldn't apply to data centers and big companies.

Yes, free wi-fi will be a thing of the past.
  
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