View Poll Results: What is the most important goal of tax collection?

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  • Collect necessary revenue in such a way as to maximize growth

    11 68.75%
  • Collect necesssary revenue in such a way as to incentivize positive behaviors

    3 18.75%
  • Collect revenue in such a way as to redistribute wealth

    2 12.50%
  • Collect revenue in such a way as to minimize wage disparity

    0 0%
  • Collect Revenue from certain groups and not from others

    0 0%
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Thread: What is the purpose of taxation?

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    None of the above.

    The first and foremost purpose of taxation is to pay for the services, functions, and operations that the society have deemed important.
    This.

    I did not vote as this was not included as an option.

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Taxes were originally to provide for the security of our borders from invading forces, to protect America and it's freedom. As society evolved we let government take more and more of our money to provide services such as interstate highway system. Some things like that only the fed gov can accomplish but the problem is gov is like a cancer, the bigger it gets, the more control it gets of the body the more it feels compelled to grow until eventually the host organism is no longer able to function and dies. We are now in that period where the gov is so big and demanding to get even bigger that if we can't stop it, even shrink it, we will die.

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Personally I think it's to tick-us-off. Then again those guys in Washington need real nice carpet to go under those expensive desks, and also for their work-out area to reduce fat...not government fat, personal fat from the interns they want to have a go at.

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    be thankful. if they weren't buggering the interns, they'd have more time and energy for legislation.

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    To pay extortion to the poor so they do not rob me. Also a little for law courts, police and military.
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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    None of the above.

    The first and foremost purpose of taxation is to pay for the services, functions, and operations that the society have deemed important.
    Exactly, it's to pay for the "commons."


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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    None of the above.

    The first and foremost purpose of taxation is to pay for the services, functions, and operations that the society have deemed important.
    None of the choices on the poll - pretty much what Smoke has said above.
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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Exactly, it's to pay for the "commons."
    Unfortunately, it has gone way beyond that.

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonxe View Post
    to give me money


    Last edited by Jerry; 10-17-11 at 01:22 PM.

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Obviously you want a tax code that accomplishes multiple things; but when two goals conflict, one has to win. So what, at the end of the day, wins?
    The point of taxation is so that the government can raise the money necessary to perform the duties it was given in the Constitution.
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