Published: Friday, Nov. 30 2012 5:20 p.m. MST
A tax on economically illiterate politicians and voters who have no concept of
"spending" or "borrowing" or "deficit" or "debt"
might be a better idea.The cause of our economic problems is NOT the
amount of revenue collected, but rather the unrestrained spending that
irresponsible politicians are doing. Forty cents of every dollar spent is money
we do not have, borrowed from China, and now beyond the means of us, our
children, and their children to ever repay.The ONLY solution is to
REDUCE spending. Not by nickels and dimes, but by hundred of billions of
dollars starting this year.You can tax every sugary or non-sugary
drink, every dollar earned, every dollar saved, and even confiscate every dollar
of wealth and it still will not fix our budget mess. Until you stop the
spending everything else is deceitful pandering to special interests.Obama is not proposing any solutions to the root problem, only class warfare
and more Santa Claus.Stop the spending!
Sounds fine to to me. So long as they don't tax diet drinks, since
they're sugar-free.Sugar-free, tax free! Maybe then the tea
party will lose some weight.
I didn't bother to read this article. Why would our politicians even
consider putting a tax on happiness? That's got to be unconstitutional.
Might be a good idea.Judging from the vast number of hugegomoshious
drink containers I see people hauling around as they slosh their way from here
to there every day, it would be certain to raise billions of dollars in just a
very short time.
‘Could a tax on politician vacations, health plans, retirement pay, and
speaking engagements, help Americans avoid the fiscal cliff?’Is Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, and Harry Reid, paying their fair share?
Sin taxes aren't an actual answer for problems.
I'm a bit of two minds on this, as I do consume more than my share of
sugary drinks, but at the same time I can see that tax helping with things like
Medicare and such and thus the source of the taxes is helping pay for some of
their own care later in life. And yes, New York should have gone with taxing
rather than *you can't have this* type of enforcement.
No. Cut military spending.
Yes! We don't need a military.We can use the money to help the
poor.Hmm? Doesn't the military create/produce alot of jobs?
We could vote and have congress and the senate and the president, to enjoy the
same healthcare benefits that people in their states that they represent enjoy.
For example Senator Hatch will enjoy our Medicare and Medicaid system. Once
they are out of office the benefits disappear. Same thing with their wages. They
can only get paid when the budget is balanced and the debt is being paid off.
Otherwise they are penalized from their own pockets and special interests groups
and that money will be used to pay down the debt.
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