View Poll Results: How Much Would You Pay for Less Government?

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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    The point is how much it is worth to you to roll back government.

    Of course, you would NOT pay anything to the government. You want to make it smaller, so you would want to take measures to REDUCE government revenue and therefore its power. However, some of these measures would come at a high cost.

    Example: You could quit working and have almost no income. You would no longer have to pay income taxes, BUT you would forfeit the benefits of a normal income. That's too extreme for most people.
    You're just not making any sense at all

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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    A one time cost of a percent of your annual income.

    People make different incomes. That is why specific amounts could not be equally applied.

    The money would NOT be paid to the government. It would be paid to whomever or whatever forces that would be effective in reducing government.
    So we would pay some sort of private army or higher government that would oversee what the current government can and cannot do?

    This isn't a dictatorship. If American's really wanted less government they would vote accordingly. There is no need to pay for it to be forced.
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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Yes, this is hypothetical. no EPA, no OSHA, no DEA, no RICO, no NAFTA, no GATT, no wars, and very modest taxes (in real terms) compared to today.
    And yes, you would live in today's world with all of your high-tech gadgets.

    Nice purpose but unreal.
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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    No, I don't know what he means. The whole thing is silly. And why do I have to give up a meal? Smaller government means they need less money, meaning I keep more.
    Originally Posted by Bodhisattva
    People... stop hyping on the wording, you know what he means.
    It is about how much you want a change, not about paying more or less...
    Does that help at all... ?
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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    I chose other, because it seemed to me that having to pay anything for causing a reduction in how much I pay the government seems a bit contridictory.

    But who would oversee a reduction? Some private "government reduction ensurance panel"? Who would make sure they were doing their jobs?
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