Tax Reform and Modernization:
The Search for True Tax Reform


What do we mean by True tax reform? Thanks for asking:

Fiddling with tax laws so someone you dislike gets hit worse than you is not true tax reform.

Manipulating existing taxes so that you get a break is not true tax reform

Changing tax structures so that you'll get more campaign contributions is not true tax reform.

Getting the most dollars with the least friction is not true tax reform.

But ...

Asking, for each tax you can name, "Do we have a moral right to take money from this source?" might lead to true tax reform.

Asking, for each tax you can name, "Do the actions people take in response to this tax, help our country or hurt it?" might lead to true tax reform.

Asking, for each tax you can name, "Is this the very best way I can come up with for getting X dollars into the government's hands?" might lead to true tax reform.

Asking, for each tax you can name, "Am I certain that this money, minus collection costs, will do our country more good in the hands of the government than if I left it where it is?" might lead to true tax reform.

Get the picture? We are going to seize back the national tax debate from bogus humbug politicians and wooden sophists.

The area where True tax reform is gaining ground most rapidly is in Property Tax Modernization and other kinds of "ecological tax reform." A growing tax revolution, in spite of attempts to shut it down, is emerging in many parts of the world simultaneously.

Send us an email message if you want to discuss this topic. Or visit more of the many links at the Banneker Center for Economic Justice. Wherever you are, there are a few good organizations that we can suggest, that have not yet been bamboozled by the tax frauds. You can get involved with one or more of these!


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