Originally Posted by muscogee
So how do we finance the government?
- Fee for service:
Anything that has a direct individual beneficiary, fee for service.
If you want to go to the park, pay an entrance fee that supports the park service.
Drive on a road, pay a use fee that pays for the wear and tear you do to the road. This includes EVERY vehicle, POV, transit bus, school bus and every not-for-profit vehicle.
Ride on government owed transit, pay a ticket price that fully covers the cost to operate the system.
Want to watch Sesame Street or listen to NPR, put up with commercials like everybody else
- Get the government out of business:
Why should the government operate a transit system in the first place. I don't oppose infrastructure, but let a private company run the railroad.
If you and you friends want nature, band together and buy the land with funds from willing donors
Get the government back to doing only what it was founded and empowered to do. People don't mind paying for essential services like defense and safety, but balk at paying an endless stream of people who feel entitled to someone else's money due to some imagined social contract.
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." - Unknown
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force" - George Washington
Last edited by aspartz; 10-12-2012 at 09:20..