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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Let's Have Genuine Tax Reform

Talking about tax reform is all the rage all over the Internet. Mr. Obama needs to raise $400,000,000,000.00 to off-set some (but not all) of his huge spending increase. I have a couple of ideas on how to do that.

1. Eliminate the IRS, institute a 20% flat income tax, remove ALL exemptions excepting only that of poverty. If you don't make enough, you don't pay anything. Extend this tax to all businesses, and individuals who reside in the US.
2. Simplify the tax code. It presently comprises several hundred thousand pages. (see #1 above). No companies should get exemptions for any reason.

Presently there is nothing "fair" about our tax code. What is fair about someone who works their fingers to the shoulder blades and EARN $1 million a year, but taxing 60% of that amount. That's not fair at all. On the other hand, by taking EXACTLY the same PERCENTAGE from each and every one of us is fair. Taking from those who "do" to give to those who "won't" is the opposite of fairness. If we eliminate all exemptions, then the wealthy won't be able to "hide" income, nor will they have a reason to...

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