Here's a tax proposal:
- Tax the transfer of stock and comparable investment mechanisms.
- Set a high threshhold for income tax, maybe $75-150,000
- Implement a sales or value-added tax
- Give each person a cash check to offset the regressive nature of the sales tax and to stimulate the economy
tax gasoline at $0.50 per gallon, but collect all the money in a fund and give each person an equal amount of the fund. This would discourage consumption and reward use of alternative transportation to automobiles.
But wait, there's more,
Give each person a voucher ($250?) when they vote that can be redeemed at any charitable organization providing community services. This could also be throttled to stimulate the economy. It would also make charities more accountable to citizens.