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Dave: This was in response to one of my blogs. I believe it was either Regaining Freedom or It’s The Money Stupid, or Open Letter to Congress. They all carry the same message. I posted you comment below.
Anyway, to your question: How can the US Congress plan Defense budgets when the states have (what sounds like) all control over the flow of money into the Federal gov't?
Easy, the same way every successful business does, they project their spending based on the previous year’s results, and take in consideration that there may be some drop in revenue. It should be easy since the tax is a flat tax on the gross receipts of each state with no deductions. The revenue should not change dramatically from year to year.
Next question: When and how do you get two thirds of the states to ratify such a drastic change?
Dave, this is a good question. I don’t believe the congress will pass such a bill let alone the states.
I only present this plan as something to shoot for and to point out there is a better way. If all can see the merit in the plan, who knows it may become a reality.
The only change I would now make to my proposed constitutional changes would be to add a balanced budget amendment. This would seal the fact that the congress would first look to spending cuts before considering a tax increase on the states. Not that the representatives in the senate would vote for a tax increase unless it was an absolute national emergency.
At 4:08am on December 31, 2010,
David J Edwardssaid…
I agree with your stated goals of repealing the 16th and 17th amendments. The rest of your tax structure, I would need more time to ponder. My first question is: How can the US Congress plan Defense budgets when the states have (what sounds like) all control over the flow of money into the Federal gov't?
Another question is: When and how do you get two thirds of the states to ratify such a drastic change?
David, this is off the subject, kinda. Do you know Jim and Roxanna Lewis? I have a plan you can propose to them to help you guys get Boehner our in 2014. Too late now. Let me know on my personal page. Thanks. or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
David, with regard to your comments on the Constiuttion Study Group about TPP. I could not reply there as this is not strictly about the topic. TPP has been shown in Calif to be a subversive group. Mark Meckler and company are milking the movement for money. It was reported to me by a very reliable source that TPP was solely responsible for the fall of tea party candidates in southern Calif. TPP has a large rank and file membership that have no clue about the inner workings of their organization. If they did, they probably would not renew their membership. In sounthern Calif, Meckler ran candidates against the tea party supported candidates, thus splitting the vote and the tea party candidates lost. So, it does not suprise anyone who knows Meckler that he is advocating a con-con. I will only post a short reply on the group page in response to your post.