Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Stop Press Tax Idea!!!!

As I said in my last post, I don't mind paying my Federal taxes. One thing I do to help with that is assign some specific purchase to my payment.

And a response from the multitalented and clever, yet charmingly quirky Nancy-"You can buy your own Marine?"- got me thinking.

You know that stupid "Preidential Campaign Fund" check off thing?

We ought to be able to designate where all, or a part, of our taxes go!

It would be simple, set up a list if a thousand or so departments, categories, and that sort of thing. Just fill in the code if you want to specify that your taxes go to Head Start, or the Lawrence Welk Birthplace, have at it! You could specify portions, and even Departments- 25% to the Transportation Department, 20% to Interior, 5% to the Fulbright Scholarship program.

And it has to go where it's designated.

What fun!

Undesignated money goes into the general fund just as it does now.

1 comment:

Marja said...

I think Robert Heinlein used that idea in one of his stories (don't remember which one). As I remember it was a bit modified - the citizens got to decide where something like 25 % of their tax money went.