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A new tax system

This is my reply to Michelle Montany’s letter to the editor (The Aspen Times, Oct. 3), re: my Flat Sales Tax Idea, which I have decided to call “The Blossom Forth Tax Plan” rather than “The Trickle Down Theory.”

Michelle, I wish to thank you for your letter; open communication and an exchange of ideas are important. How would you solve the excessive tax burden that you and I and all the other CITIZENS of this country are carrying? I, for one, don’t have a clue where all our taxes are coming from or where they are going.

This is OUR country. Shouldn’t we be responsible for the way it operates?

I believe my idea is clean, comprehensive, enforceable and fair. 1. Cancel all taxes and establish an unchangeable 10 percent flat sales tax on everything sold (no exception); 2. The monies would go to our IRS; 3. We The People shall decide what essential services shall be maintained by these funds, and local, state and federal governments will obtain their funds from our IRS; any surplus would be sent to each of us citizens via our Social Security numbers – tax free, the same identical amount, along with an annual report of all expenditures. The more money people have to spend, the more 10 percent flat sales tax is generated FOREVER!

Eloise Ilgen

Carbondale


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