Conservatives like myself are generally fond of tax cuts, but sometimes we forget what we're conceding when we get one. A great example is the child tax credit-- for the privilege of getting a substantial reduction in taxes, we get a substantial complication in the tax code. Why not simply increase the standard deduction for a dependent?
Unfortunately, this isn't the only example. Tax breaks for child care, medical expenses, tuition, and incremental tax reductions may reduce taxes paid, but at the cost of complicating the tax code and maintaining/increasing government's control over people.
So here's my recommendation for the next round of tax cuts; reduce and/or eliminate annual vehicle taxes and other functions of the Department of Motor Vehicles. License plates should be issued by the car dealer and should be good for as long as you own the car--and will serve as your registration as well. No annual stickers and vehicle taxes.. Drivers' licenses should be issued by those who know your driving record best--your insurance company.
Lost revenue? A modest increase in the gas tax would suffice to cover it. Whaddaya say; is 5 cents per gallon a reasonable cost for getting rid of all of that paperwork and frustration? I'd say it is.
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