I'm just curious to know what people think about the way our government gets tax money from us. How would you choose to pay taxes? Explain in detail as to how you would want your option handled too. I'll go ahead & explain mine: I choose a national sales tax over the income or flat tax. Here's how would have it done: 1. The tax would only apply to non-essential items (items not required for everyday living). 2. Items exempt from national sales tax would be: A. Any food item B. Any beverage (except alcohol) C. Clothing under $50.00 (individual items) D. Fuel & oil E. School & office supplies (between July 1st - August 30th every year) 3. Churches would still maintain their tax exempt status. 4. The rate would be locked in at 10% to where no one in the future could raise it to line thier pockets. (I figure if God is supposed to get 10%, why should the government get more?) 5. This form of taxation would tax people according to their spending habits & not penalize them on how much they make. A person could control how much tax they pay by controlling their spending habits.