View Poll Results: Send your paycheck to the government and have them send you what you should be paid.

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  • Yes this is a great idea

    2 8.00%
  • No this is a horrible idea

    17 68.00%
  • This will never happen in America

    7 28.00%
  • This is coming to America very soon

    4 16.00%
  • Supercalifragalisticexpealidocious.

    8 32.00%
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    Re: Send your paycheck to the government

    I vote "Other."

    The problem with the story is that there's two extremes.
    1) The companies collecting the money and paying the government at the end of the year.
    2) The government collecting the paychecks and paying a portion of it to the earners.

    I think the best thing to do would be a compromise: the companies collecting the money should pay the government at the end of every month.

    That way, the government would get a more timely analysis of tax revenues without having to be so authoritarian about people's income.

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    Re: Send your paycheck to the government

    I think there should be no withholding by employers. I pay much of my income taxes with quarterly payments meaning I write out a check. I would like everyone to write out checks-and have the tax date be the first tuesday in November



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    Re: Send your paycheck to the government

    I truely dont see the need for this

    As most people here in North America and I believe the UK have taxes deducted automatically meaning the government see what revenues are coming on a weekly or biweekly basis.
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    Re: Send your paycheck to the government

    It's an interesting idea, but I would want to see very serious controls on this before it went into effect and even then I'd want to see it in place as a voluntary option with maybe a small tax credit as an incentive for using the option. If the results were good and there were no major abuses of the system, I'd like to see it on a larger scale and mandatory but that's only after I'm satisfied it's an effective and safe system.

    Unfortunately, the body politic tends to recoil in horror at any sort of new idea so I dont really see this happening, even as a voluntary pilot program. Some idiot will start screaming about Communism and it'll fold.
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    Re: Send your paycheck to the government

    I voted Supercalifragalisticexpealidocious because I like Mary Poppins.


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