Avoid getting sucked back into the old arguments, the tired sound bites and the conventional thinking that digs deeper into this dual-track rut we are in!
The best way forward is to push the discussion down a new path.
Propose comprehensive tax reform that will have national appeal and is simple to understand. Something like:
10 – 10 – 10
Flat Tax across the board; 10% income tax for everyone; 10% tax on all capital gains and interests earnings; and 10% VAT sales tax. 10-10-10.
No deductions for anything or anyone. So simple that you don’t even need to file a tax return!
Key Sound Bites:
– Reduction in tax rates across the board for everyone!
– No more Government picking winners and losers!
– Fire the Tax Auditors, we don’t need them anymore!
– Progressive Consumption Tax over Regressive Income tax!
– 50% of VAT tax dedicated to debt reduction!
Now, you REALLY want to capture the public attention and be a hero to every tax payer?
People Power Policy: If you file an (optional) tax return, YOU can decide which agencies will receive 50% of your taxes!
* You worried about defense? then sends the funds there;
* Your state needs more funding? that’s your choice;
* College tuition? National Parks?
** Vote with your taxes!
Location: Germantown, MD