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Not sure if this is the right place for these comments or not. I highlighted the areas of the document for my comments in red then deleted everything I agreed with and here are the sections that I feel need work. Overall I like it|
Federationists must respect personal autonomy and refuse to force others to pay for personal choice, irrespective of whether that choice was a positive one (e.g. the decision to use drugs or overeat) or a negative one (the choice to not buy medical insurance.)
Change positive choice to NOT to use drugs or overeat.
There is no evidence to support this position; the person with a $100,000 house may and probably does have as many children consuming that resource as does the $1 million house's owner. Likewise, taxation predicated upon income is a declaration that one receives more value from government based on their earnings. History, however, shows that what actually happens is that the wealthy effectively buy government. Therefore, taxation should be predicated on the voluntary act of consumption.
This implies the root of our government corruption is property or income taxes on the wealthy. I wholly disagree with this. I believe the root cause is campaign funding. The use here of the rich buying government tied to taxes is better placed elsewhere. Probably expanded in another section that deals with the specific issue of buying government.
Trade with nations that are effective equals can and should be on free and open terms. Exploitation is neither "free" or "fair." Nations that employ effective slave labor tactics (e.g. China), steal intellectual property or despoil the environment to obtain their "advantage" are not competing on a fair and free playing field. The proper response to these activities is tariffs recovering the difference for the US Treasury that is otherwise lost to these unfair trade practices..
I disagree with any tax in this area that does not put an American to work. If you tax say at 25% but it costs 50% import tax to put an American to work then all we have is a distribution of wealth, With the government picking winners and losers. It does not address loss of state revenue, only a revenue loss to the US Treasury. Heh, I will check the other parts of the forum to give full comment on this.