Taxation

Discussion in 'Model Parliament' started by Provolution, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    TAXATION

    Now that we know the size of the national economy and even understands just about the size of the provincial and city economies, I suggest we develop a three-level tax code. I suggest we all cooperate about the national state tax.

    Below national state tax, we have the provincial taxes, which the provinces themselves can determine. Lastly, we have the city tax or towns tax, these are to be set by the MPs located in their cities and towns. The advantage for lone MPs here, is that they can set their local tax with no consultation internally.

    I propose, for the national level taxation:

    Proportional. I suggest a flat tax of 20 % for the national tax.

    Provincial and local taxes will come on top of that.

     
  2. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    With this as our GDP (545 463 million USD), we would have 109 902 million USD for the federal budget.

    Then we can have the following forms of taxation.

    Environment tax
    Capital gains tax
    Consumption tax
    Corporate tax
    Excise
    Inheritance Tax
    Poll Tax
    Property Tax
    Retirement Tax
    Sales Tax
    Tariff
    Transfer Tax
    Value Added Tax
    Wealth Tax
     
  3. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    Why can't we bloody decide this through the real parliamentary process?
     
  4. Equuleus

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    I propose a Progressive Sales Tax.
    National sales tax of 23%.
    Prebates to all citizens.
    The amount of the Prebate is calculated by multiplying the cost of essentials by the tax rate. The resulting tax is divided into 12 equal payments and sent on the first of each month to consumers who have registered annually for the program.
     
  5. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    Just discussing it in open. That is all.
     
  6. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    There's too many "open discussions", and less actual productive stuff such as an actual passing of our first amendment and the bill of rights. That's far more critical than taxation.
     
  7. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    I already did mine there by voting for it.

    And if someone deemed it important, they would bump it.

    Since last time, we have established landmark names, population, square kilometer land and several other facts that influence the game.

    Bring up the bills, and I will vote yes for them.
     
  8. The Ninja

    The Ninja Secretary of Defense

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    We need to get the Bill of Rights passed asap. Anyone know why we're not working on that right now?

    EDIT: @ provolution: In the Bill of Rights we drew up at the national convention, we banned property taxes.

    The Ninja :ninja:
     
  9. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    Well, bump/sticky the critical threads and get them through.

    I thought it was sort of important establishing the gameworld.
     
  10. Canuck3

    Canuck3 Pastafarian

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    Leave it until the Parliament is going then we will let the government take care of that type of stuff. The sooner we get this game going the sooner we can have some real fun.
     
  11. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    I think I want to set up a short 101 for running a country, so new MPs can get quick into the game. That I see lacks.
     
  12. jeps

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    taxes are government thing. seriously. this is not required for history or things like that.
     
  13. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    I know
    this was merely a tax FAQ for those who would like to think about it.
     
  14. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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    Where is this "national convention," hmm? Why wasn't I invited? I kind of wrote one of the better proposals for a fair, NON-POLITICAL Bill of Rights!

    Any Bill of Rights that includes limitations on the power to tax is NOT a Bill of Rights, but a high-handed (and possibly ham-handed) attempt to put some party's agenda into our country's most sacred document!
     
  15. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    I agree 100 % with Lockesdown here, but the big party bosses like to bully the small parties. Even Lockesdown, one of the few here that know enough about political theory and writing of law, was excluded from this.

    I am also really sick and tired of strong-arm, deceit and muscle tactics.
    I hoped for a fair treatment in honorable dealings, but that did not take place.

    Even if you fulfill your end of the bargain, you will be betrayed. I do not recommend minor parties to continue their activity as separate entities, as they are most likely to be ignored.

    I have sent out some 10-15 PMs to some "prominent figures", no answer.

    I hereby add "Our Ocean's Party" to "Common Sense Party".

    Thank you.
     
  16. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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    It's not just small parties that they appear to be excluding. The CSP is the third-largest party in Parliament!
     
  17. Splime

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    The CSP was there Lockesdonkey. The plan was to have 2 MPs from each major party go.
     
  18. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    Soon largest, thanks to a singular individuals failure to respect other people.
     
  19. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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    Why, though? WHY? And was my proposal even considered? If so, how seriously?

    The problem with this business of keeping anybody in the dark about anything is that it causes fractures and idiocies like this one! Either everyone should be invited, or it shouldn't exist!
     
  20. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    It doesn't matter, the National Convention's proposals have (so far) been torn up and re-done by the Parliament.
     

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