For when I’m elected Philosopher-King:
Birthing a baby: pay the tax.
Buying a home: pay the tax.
Burying a family member: pay the tax.
Shopping for groceries: pay the tax.
Every transaction is taxed immediately,
By cellphone debit. No more paper money!
Lost your phone? Login to transact.
Cashing your paycheck: NO TAX.
Depositing your earnings: NO TAX.
Reporting your income: DON’T BOTHER.
Selling your home, car, stuff: NO TAX.
Imagine there’s NO TAX. You can do it if you try.
Those who spend the most money pay the most tax!
All school districts get equal per-capita grants per student!
“One nation, under TaxMan, with liberty and justice for all.”
Only WE, the people, can prevent tax cheating by the rich and powerful!
CATCH THE VISION!
NOTE: “GOLDEN BILLION” abusers like Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump would hate this plan of taxing all money instantly when it is spent, as it would end tax shelters and tax havens of the elites. Suddenly there would be a level playing field for everybody — think of it as a BUYERS TAX, instead of a sales tax, or income tax! And the underground economy would end, aside from trading by barter. Honest exchange would rule.
TRANSLATION: Instead of us little folks paying income tax, while the rich mostly skate free, the government should replace income tax with a tiny buyers tax on every single transaction — No exemptions! Why? Over many decades the wealthy have spun the taxing game hugely in their favor. As a result, we have this gigantic bean-counter industry milking the public for counting our money, and keeping a bunch of it before telling us what to hand over to the IRS each year, while letting big spenders off the hook, mostly, for hiring slick tax accountants. So, if all transactions were taxed-when-bought, paying by cellphone debit — no more greenbacks — there would be no more wasteful counting industry. And the IRS would be reduced mostly to a software program which verifies that the cellphone hosts had surrendered to the government what they had collected, instantly, on each transaction. Instantaneous efficiency! Equal justice! (The ultra wealthy would hate this and fight to defeat it, as would the bean counters and IRS employees.) Cell debit means that if you have no money in your phone, the transaction fails, unless you have good credit associated with your cell. NO SALE. The technology is here to do this! (A lost phone is not like a lost wallet, as your fingerprint “password” keeps your account safe.) Need milk, but left your phone home? Just login to your own account, using the seller’s phone, to transact. Save trees by killing paper money! [Here’s a good article on a fair taxing system, unlike ours in USA.]