I watched Rubio and Romney speak about what was important to them, speak about what they believed in. I thought to myself, "Those are the things that are important to me. Those are the things that I believe in. And that's why I can't possibly vote for you."
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Agreed. However, I don't approve of the federal income tax as I don't approve of the massive centralization of power in DC which means that the ones ones control the people's money are incredibly removed from the everyday citizens who earn their money and property. Moreover, if I earn or spend my money abroad then their jurisdiction over my property is based purely on their jurisdiction over me and there is no relationship between that society and the property itself.
I'm not categorically opposed to federal income tax, though I don't agree with how all the revenues are spent. I have at times, though, entertained the idea of eliminating all taxes except for state income tax. The federal government would tax the states, who would then pay a share of taxes internally collected on the basis of some progressive formula. Each state might be assessed a different amount/percentage, based upon average personal wealth and income, business infrastructure, internal problems needing addressed, etc.
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Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. We should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open. -- Raistlin Majere