Smitty links Ace who thinks a National Sales Tax might be a good idea. Personally, I’m in favor of a Flat Tax. We can do away with the cumbersome IRS or at the least, streamline it significantly since everyone will be paying the same percentage of tax on their income and there won’t be a need for all those tax collectors. That way, everyone has skin in the game and might be more sensitive to the whole government as nanny providing all things to all people.
Ace toys with the notion of a national sales tax. Let’s put it like this. Once upon a time, a certain uncle had too much crap. He had houses, boats, cars, furniture, businesses, sweethearts, the works. Managing all the crap was a significant burden, with all of the insurance, maintenance, travel time, licensing, paperwork, &c. Finally the guy breaks down and buys a computer. Simplifies matters. All of information required to manage the large collection of crap gets automated. Streamlined. Woo hoo.
Did the guy, Sam, let’s call him, benefit from this? Why, no: no, he did not. All of the time freed up by the information technology was spent on new crap: planes, bikes, extreme sports equipment. This was because Sam did not have an information management problem; Sam had a crap problem.
Hey, I’m a tool nut. I collect antique and vintage woodworking tools, plus in my work as a carpenter of some skill, if I do say so my self, am always buying the latest new tool that’s supposed to make the job easier. I’m inundated with
crap tools just like Smitty’s friend ‘Sam’.