I think the government should use taxes to persuade people to conserve our limited resources. Tax gasoline so people use less of it. Tax coal because it pollutes the air more than natural gas. Clean air is a resource. Tax cars by weight and not the price because heavy cars use more resources for materials and are less fuel efficient thus encouraging manufacturers to make lighter cars that get better gas mileage and conserve resources. Tax higher valued homes (improvements, not the land) because they waste natural resources building a home larger than anyone realistically needs. Make people pay more when they waste the limited resources from which we all must share and will some day run out. Weigh a person’s trash at collection, excluding lawn clippings and the like, and make them pay proportionally for the amount of land fill space they are wasting.
Make the people who are screwing up the planet pay for it. If they want to be resource gluttons then make them pay to be resource gluttons as they our wasting our future resources as well as theirs. Our children and grand children will thank us for it.
Don't give people a tax break for having more children because they are over populating the planet. Don't enable them be a part of the world population problem. Make them pay for exasperating the overpopulation problem and charge them a tax credit for every child over 3.
Use taxes to get people stop doing the things that are creating long term problems for the rest of us. Reward people for good behavior and punish wasteful behavior. This won’t impact the poor unless they are baby factories which in that case they need some tough love anyway.
way too logical AND revolutionary for this crowd....these people are motivated by greed...money....cash. Thanks, however for getting these thoughts out there as I thought I was the only one....I swear to God if we fall off the fiscal cliff I will never vote D or R....