I was thinking about taxes this morning. No, not paying my taxes. I was thinking about voluntary taxes.

I’d like to be able to pay additional taxes. That probably caused some snorts of disbelief among readers, but I’m serious about it.

It’s simple enough to do: just don’t take a deduction for something that you could. I’ve done that, but I want to be able to say that I want my donation to go for the Food Stamp Program,or VA hospitals, not buying more tactical missiles or tanks.

I don’t expect my specified allocation to be honored. It would be a vote that Congress could ignore: my money could buy more attack drones. I’d just like it recorded and reported so that we can tell Congress what’s so important to us that we are willing to put up money for it.

That’s it. A simple request, simple to implement.

Retired Unix Consultant. Kicking back and enjoying writing now. Not seeking work, not selling anything. No longer responsible for my old aplawrence site.

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