Author Topic: Fee on Automated Payment Transactions, Citizen's Dividend, Golden Handshake  (Read 100 times)

Aria Littlhous

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Blunt, broad stroke economic pressure can bring about the end of the federal government. Until that time, a tiny fee administered by the federal government on automated payment transactions (exempting cash and cryptocurrencies) would radically downsize the finance industry and eliminate the IRS as we know it today. Replacing entitlements with a Citizen's Dividend would create populist pressure to decrease all government spending. Across the board changes like these appeal to people's sense of fairness. A "Golden Handshake" to address the inevitable economic chaos shows caring. "Fair and Caring" is a great slogan and simplicity sells. One paragraph and you have almost all of "The Golden Handshake" platform.

Calling the platform, "The Golden Handshake" would give Adam the advantage of telling it like it is: jobs are going away and you will be compensated. Plus, until it is no longer necessary, the fee on automated transactions (APT) creates a demand for highly skilled government workers, but not a lot of them. That demand would be great for the labor force generally. The APT means not even a postcard size tax return. Instead you have the power to choose what you pay the federal government because that depends on what you choose to buy. The rate is so low, under 3%, that even poor people will be paying lower taxes and not paying a tax preparation service, CPA, or tax attorney.

Because I'm a libertarian socialist, I would also nationalize the healthcare industry. And because immigration must be addressed in the short term, I think admission should be based on paying a fee (that, like the fee on transactions, could rise or fall as needed) and nothing else. No Green Cards, just receipts. I would also make receiving the CD contingent on voting and digitize all voting, because digital voting is inevitable and it could compel people to participate in their democracy. I also support Ranked Choice Voting. But that's me. I have no problem with identity cards, as long as the alternative is an in face meeting with a government case worker who would basically hold such a card for a person who does not want to leave a "paper" trail.

Thank you, Adam, for trying to eliminate the killing machine. I'll probably vote for you, if just for that reason.