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  • Want Less of Something? Tax It.

    10/01/2009 10:26:31 AM PDT · by constitutionalguardian · 5 replies · 494+ views
    constitutional guardian ^ | 10/01/2009 | nancy tengler
    Let's indulge in a little fantasy for a moment. Imagine a world where we could tax our politicians for poor performance. A kind of penalty tax every time they ignored or abandoned their responsibility to the Constitution. Each unconstitutional piece of legislation would result in a "Time-Out Tax," payable immediately with onerous penalties for tardiness. Or why not just debit their checking accounts? The House health care bill advocates an 8% non-participation tax to be debited against the offender's checking account. Why not the same for Congress? Wouldn't it be splendid to dip into their checking accounts as often as...
  • The most taxpayer-unfriendly members of congress

    06/03/2004 7:27:36 PM PDT · by aardbokonon · 7 replies · 2,861+ views
    Last night, I was told that a report was recently published by some DC think-tank. This report ranked members of congress in order of taxpayer-friendliness, i.e. it examined their votes on tax-related bills and determined where any particular member of congress came in on higher or lower taxes for their constituents. The same person who told me about the report told me that a whopping 75% of house and senate members from my state were in the top 20 LEAST friendly to taxpayers in their voting records. Have any of you heard of this report? Can you point me to...