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A very, very, very good idea

Glenn Reynolds just tosses this out:

I think that everyone should pay at least some tax, and it should vary each year with how much the government spends, and should be enough to give people an incentive to care.
Possibly this might break the strange mind-block that many people have about government spending. It's not the government's money they're throwing around. It's your money! If something like this was in place, people might not be quite so enthusiastic about all the spending announcements the politicians make -- especially around election time. The would know that they will really be paying for these targeted boondoggles come tax time.

A law that would reduce the incentives for politicians to overspend would be miraculous. But what party would be foolish enough to propose such a thing?


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