There are good ideas regarding the Consumption and the Fair Tax plans out there. Dean Clancy is a favorite read of mine on the tax subject. Of course as a member of Heritage Foundation I follow Heritage’s research on tax issues, and totally loved this government data sheet recently shared by The Daily Signal on Taxpayers Leaving Democrat-Run States. CATO has their take on taxes and plans too.
So my bias is toward a Flat Tax. Yes, it is based upon the principle of Tithing. Yes I believe it is a principle with a promise as founded upon the teachings of Malachi 3:8-12 in the Old Testament. Yes, it is based upon how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates by way of faithful saints paying an honest and generous tithe coupled with additional free-will donations to feed the poor, sustain a perpetual education fund plus a variety of calls to action to relieve suffering through humanitarian aid around the world. Tithing is the foundation of what Welfare really means: Faring Well.
Okay, so with all of the pros and cons for why people do not believe a Flat Tax will work, I simply say there is longstanding proof that tithing works, more so than a consumption tax or a fair tax plan. The suggestions that faith based individuals give more is abundantly clear by looking to Mercury One to see what Glenn Beck is doing with no-overhead donations. The truly greater good people do effectively sans government “help” seems to lend credence to the fact a Flat Tax with free-will offerings on a National and Local level will work.
Imagine what would happen in our States and Cities if power was returned to We, The People at the local level and the IRS was abolished based upon Malachi 3:8-12? Just what will the outcome be?
10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.