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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    What is the purpose of taxation?

    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?

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    For police and military.
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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Fund government and government services primarily.
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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    to give me money



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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    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.

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    all that is covered under "collect necessary revenue"

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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    all that is covered under "collect necessary revenue"
    You did not offer that option. The only correct option is "collect revenue for government operation and programs", which you did not include.
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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    You missed another option - Collect necessary revenue needed without concentrating so much wealth at the top that it adversely affects the ability of middle class consumers to be consumers which is necessary for a prosperous economy.
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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    all that is covered under "collect necessary revenue"
    Yes, but it doesn't fall under “Collect necessary revenue in such a way as to maximize growth” nor “Collect necesssary revenue in such a way as to incentivize positive behaviors”.
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    Re: What is the purpose of taxation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You did not offer that option. The only correct option is "collect revenue for government operation and programs", which you did not include.
    that is assumed. however, many different tax schemes can do that - you pick which scheme based on what guides your taxation philosophy.

    claiming that taxes are for collecting revenue for government is a tautology. What should guide HOW we go about doing so?

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