NationStates Jolt Archive

Citizens Struggle Under Unfair Tax Burden

La Habana Cuba
02-04-2005, 08:50

Option 1. Big cuts in welfare, health and education,
but leave those subsidies to business alone.
We need them to create more jobs.

Option 2. Its not the amount of the tax, its where the
burden falls, far to much of the burden is falling on the poor.

Option 3. Let them have a choice as to where their taxes go.

What is the description of option 1, and I think it
improves economy ranking, lower taxes, lowers unemploymet in NS anyway, lowers civil rights and
maybe lowers political.

2. I think raises taxes

3. I dont know.

Aloha, Aloha from Havaii (Hawaii)
The Kea
03-04-2005, 00:26
There is already an issue like this.
03-04-2005, 01:51
#18: Citizens Struggle Under "Unfair" Tax Burden

The Issue
A recent poll has revealed high levels of dissatisfaction among the populace about tax rates.

The Debate
1. "Do you know how much of my year's work goes to the government?" demanded angry worker @@RANDOMNAME@@. "Too much! Government spending has gotten way out of control. It needs big cuts in welfare, health, and education. But leave those subsidies to business alone. We need them to create jobs."

2. "It's not the AMOUNT of tax, it's where the burden falls," says student activist @@RANDOMNAME@@. "And at the moment, far too much of the burden is falling on the poor. People on high incomes still have more money than people on low incomes. I don't think I need to say anything more than that."

3. "I don't object to the amount of tax, I object to where it's being spent," says social reformer @@RANDOMNAME@@. "I'd like to see everyone have a choice as to where their @@CURRENCY@@s go every time they fill out a tax return. Everyone would feel a lot better about opening their wallets if they had a say as to where the money went. I think you'd see a lot more public money going to education and a lot less to business."

We already have an issue for this. Seems like you took some of the words right out of the proposal...
Baroukh Ovadia
03-04-2005, 02:26
Well I think that option 2 will make it so that the rich people in the city have to pay more, basiclly making the taxes progessive. I don't think it will lower or raise the tax. I think the 3rd option will hurt your economy by removing money from the buissness subsidies and probably military budget.

I highly recomend that you choose option 3, because it will make your country more liberal. To bad this option wouldn't work in the real world. If you are al liberal country that has 100% tax rate this is also good because I think it makes it more liberal.

Option 1 is a bad one because it gives subsides and hurts all your other stuff. If you want to cut back on spending cut your millitary buget when it comes. The millitary is useless in this game.
03-04-2005, 04:18
My bad. :)

Personally, it was between #2 and #3 for me. I'm all for the more wealthier people of the nation having higher taxes (as referred to in #2) but at the same time, #3 would be a great selection because more money would be going into education.

Option #1 decreases funding to welfare, health and education.

Option #2, as it says, would make taxes higher for the wealthy, but remain the same for anyone else.

Option #3 would increase funding for education.
03-04-2005, 19:12
Is there an issue that can lower taxes as much, or close to as much, as this one but not lower funding in education or welfare?
04-04-2005, 03:48
Is there an issue that can lower taxes as much, or close to as much, as this one but not lower funding in education or welfare?

I would assume that choosing the last option (option 4) would keep everything else the same, while lowering your taxes.

#24: Budget Time: Accountants Excited

The Issue
It's time for the government to allocate spending for the coming year, and as always, special interest groups are keen to have their say.

The Debate
1. "The state of the education system is, in many areas, simply frightful," says Teachers Union leader @@RANDOMNAME@@. "And even where we are doing well, we could do better. I appeal to the authorities for a substantial boost in funding. Remember, the children are our future."

2. "We won't have a future unless we improve police numbers and rebuild the military," says General @@RANDOMNAME@@. "Oh, it's all well and good to have your fancy education and your nice cars, until some tinpot dictatorship decides to invade. And don't pretend like there aren't any of them in @@REGION@@. Our number one priority has to be security."

3. "Education is nice, but Health and Social Welfare are more important," says celebrity social worker @@RANDOMNAME@@. "This is where the people who really need government help are: the marginalized of our society. If we don't help them, what kind of a nation are we?"

4. "Hey, I've got a crazy idea," says noted libertarian and bird-watcher @@RANDOMNAME@@. "How about the government stops taking so much tax from people? Give us a tax cut and we'll buy the things we need ourselves. People need to be weaned off the government teat!"