Mark you got it all wrong-Laissez-Faire vs Proper Gov’t
There are six (6) main points I would like to make.1) Businesses should not pay any tax and should not collect taxes for government. Many businesses from around the world would relocate their operation to the United States if they didn’t have to pay taxes. We would be much more competitive.2) All residents should pay the exact same amount of tax. ( a per capata tax) . I thought that one of the principals our country was founded on was that we are all equal. No tax deductions , no tax credits, no IRS, we all just pay our equal share. The tax code as it exist is the cause of government corruption and political favors ( ear marks). Once people got a true cost of living in these United States the size of government would be adjusted by the citizens ability to pay their taxes.3) Federal Government should protect the people of the United Stataes and should not be trying to be the world’s policeman. Get the U. S. out of the UN, NATO and any other global government.4) U.S. tax dollars should not go to any foreign government or their people. U.S. tax dollars should be spent in the U.S. only to protect the people of the U.S.5) Public education and public health care will never work. Just take a look at the D. C. school system. I don’t want to be treated by government doctors.6) Government regulation in already choking the life blood out of our economy.
You truly do a disservice to our country. You need to read some correct history books. Pure libertarian philosophy has eventually failed through out history. Not until gov’t intervention has the average citizen and business succeeded so fully as seen from WWII onwards. Your disservice hurts business and captialism by not finding the right gov’t involvement! Businesses’ number one concern is not taxes but cheap labor and other costs. Tax havens are a problem which means reasonable rates and multiple small taxes are probably the answer. We had a flat tax or no income taxes in the 19th century and early 20th. It eventually collapsed with a very small percentage owning everything. It did not provide proper recirculation!! We can always improve and simplify our taxes, but your continually non tax arguments hurt this effort! I agree that we have to much military involvement around the world. But total isolation does not work especially now when pollution, weapons, disease etc. are only minutes away. Ask any senior about medicare. No one, I mean no one has discussed gov’t provided health care. Medicare is gov’t provided health insurance-big difference. The current private unregulated health insurance industry is a perfect example proving your theories wrong. Some proper regulation would have seen this industry prosper. Left alone, they consolidated to a point of no price competition, declining coverage even to the insured, building huge reserves, and 50 million non insured. Now they have let the gov’t come in which could mean their complete demise! Give me some more detailed specifics to discuss. I want to have a section countering your arguments. Remember, I am very pro free markets-capitalism. It is just not perfect, like all human endeavors! Thanks, Mark