· The Income Tax is a vote splitter;
· Some pay little or no income tax; that voter would likely weigh the gain of the new program verses the increase tax and vote accordingly.
· The average tax payer may vote to reduce government. Thus the split.
· The people are in charge and the people have grown the government since 1930 to the point where the acceptable tax level cannot pay the cost of government.
· The federal deficits are in excess of $3 billion per day; we cannot afford our government, it is too big and spends too much.
· Excessive growth of power of the Federal Government can become a danger to the people.
· One concept of our constitution is equal protection.
· When the average voter looks at the bite of the sales tax they would likely vote to temper government spending.
I am in favor of a federal sales tax that taxes all purchases including food and medicine and rent and mortgage. With this kind of a tax collection idea, the likelihood is great that we would usually be voting for a less costly government.
Herbert G. Peters
Candidate for US Senator