But, anyhow, here goes: THE COMPREHENSIVE FEDERAL TAX AND POWER LOTTERY PROGRAM
A possible future programs that,
1. reduces taxes by a big chunk, and,
2. makes paying taxes kinda like a game, (but, shhh, it seems like a game, but it's really a tax).
A uniform tax would be levied on every adult citizen this tax would be collected through sales, income, and use of resources, and property taxes at a set percentage rate.
However, this tax would only comprise one half of total federal revenues, the other half would be represented by income derived from selling a lottery!!!
The lottery drawing would be held weekly, one drawing per state or territory. with a fixed percentage of lottery sales going to the winners...ah, redistribution of wealth!
How do you enter the lobby, you might ask? Well, every time you buy something, you the NATIONAL POWER TAX LOTTERY, with a drawing monthly, nationwide. This program will provide for federal programs, you know, the federal budget social security supplemental financing comes to mind right away, (I suspect by this program comes to reality social security will need a little outside cash ha, ha.) . Otherwise, you'll buy lottery tickets of your choice ranging from $1 to $20, these will be for designated government programs, i.e., schools, education, public safety, roadways, water, sewerage, hospitals, assisted living centers, health care,
So you see, you could buy a $1 National Power Tax Lottery Ticket, and $5 worth of instant win, scratch off tickets targeted for state programs, like, "Hey, give me five of those $1 scratch offs--one of the 'schools', one 'hospital', and, oh, yeah, give me three 'sewers'."
States, and local governments would receive revenue not from their own taxes but based on available resources, industries, and service OUTPUT....the more output the more revenue received. Build a bridge, get money from the federal government, build a sports arena, get fed money from the tax lottery!! Smaller local governments and municipalities would receive revenue the same way, if a community built a new school, money from the fed tax revenue program arrives. Just like that. TA, DA!
How would this money be apportioned? Ahah! I'm glad you asked: By gauging through regular polls--A SMART TAX!--that is how educated the citizenry is, or not...how many slackers the community has, alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana sales (oh, did I mention hemp would be legal?), and also health--i.e., who is dying, and at what age. So a total loser community made up of low income properties, non-achievers, welfare recipients (yeah, there still would be handouts, but aged and infirm and children of need would receive fed government support for living, healthcare, of course). But for the rest of society, citizens need to advocate, and vote the projects into being, building needed schools, infrastructure, healthcare facilities, business parks, what have you, projects for the common good.
The mechanics of the free market will supply goods and services, as before, (that's 'before' as in 'past', which of course, means like 'now').
But don't short change the LOTTERY...once a week in fifty or so markets, at every level of society---some one, somewhere becomes a millionaire!