Mr. Cain, I am on the same page with you on some issues, but we do not need an additional 9% sales tax on top of the state and local sales taxes we pay already.
I propose 8% income tax beginning with incomes of $20,000/yr and up across the board. No deductions, no loopholes. An increasing corporate income tax that tops out at 22.5%. Again, no loopholes. Pay your income tax. We will greatly reduce the size and duties of the IRS. No April 15th deadline. No tax forms.
I will phase out the Department of Education over 3-4 years. State and local goverments and parents know how to best educate their children. That's what school boards are for. We do not need the federal goverment telling us what to do. Why do we have to give money to the federal goverment and then beg for back in loans and grants? The quality of education and test scores have gone done in comparison to other nations since the department was founded.
Limit the EPA to monitoring enviromental laws in effect and eliminating over regulation and get rid of EPA mileage requirements. We have fuel efficient vehicles that emit very low emissions. The public will demand fuel efficient vehicles that do not pollute the enviroment. Auto manufacturers will produce what the public wants to buy. We don't need the goverment to tell us what we have to drive.
The Department of Energy will be greatly reduced. Their function will be to make us as energy independent as possible. Reduce regulation to increasing oil drilling and increase the use of nuclear, coal, natural gas and propane energy. Let private industry develop other alternative energy sources that can be affordable without grants from the federal goverment.
I will have every cabinet level deparment to submit budgets with a 20% reduction in requested funds for the following fiscal year after I am in office.
I will request a balanced budget amendment to take effect in 5 years.
We haven't ended up in the turmoil we are in overnight, but I will work quickly to reverse the situation.
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