Thursday, March 03, 2005

"Other Incomes"

President Bush seems really concerned about where the money's all going to come from for Social Security; that eventually it'll run out.

What sorta amazes me is that he doesn't realize the various types of things he could tax in this country, besides our meager paychecks. So, let me suggest a few options here:

1) Alcohol Sales

2) Gambling (lotteries, casinos, whatever)

3) Firearms

4) Foriegn Imports

5) Major Sporting Events

I'm sure there'd be a lot more if I just thought about it for a while. And, I'm not talking about large amounts, but just a few pennies on the dollar. Every years billions of dollars are spent on such things as tickets to major sporting events, lottery tickets, booze, pistols, rifles, ammo, and a LOT of things we don't really need in life, but---just want them. If we want them bad enough, and we want to make sure that when we retire there's a reserve fund "somewhere" so we can get that Social Security Check every month I really don't see how something like a mere 3 or 4 cents on the dollar extra could hurt us.

Adding a small tariff to foriegn imports could also encourage more businesses to produce goods we could afford WITHIN the United States, rather than sending all the jobs outside of it.

I'm not saying this is the answer, because there is no quick solution...

But it's just my thoughts on the matter.


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