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The "Tax Me More Fund"

When Virginia Delegate Kirkland Cox, R-Colonial Heights, set up the “Tax Me More Fund” in 2002, he did it to make a point: Those complaining the most loudly about spending “cuts” in Richmond could put their own money where their mouth was and make a voluntary contribution to the state.

Last year - to supplement a $74 billion 2008-10 biennial state budget – they did just that. Total collected: $1,500, according to the Virginia Department of Taxation.

That’s better than pre-recession 2006, when just $19.36 was donated, In fact, since 2002, the fund has collected a grand total of just $12,887.04, which doesn’t even pay the salary of one part-time state employee.

I guess that means Virginians think they’re already taxed quite enough.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/op...-89436257.html

Should anybody be surprised that people who think taxes should be higher always mean "taxes should be higher for people making more money than me."
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Awesome.
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I wish that guy was my delegate.
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It might work a little better if people could say where their money was spent
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Originally Posted by Venusian View Post
It might work a little better if people could say where their money was spent
They'd all be just like Reagan and want to increase funding on everything.
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Don't you know that discretionary spending was reduced under Reagan?

Of course many of the discretionary programs became mandatory programs.
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Don't you know that discretionary spending was reduced under Reagan?
I was referring to an anecdote in David Stockman's book on his experiences working in the Reagan White House.
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I laugh when I hear the media (at least some) and politicians (Repubs) say that we've got to return to the Reagan forumla of low taxes and decreased spending.
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Originally Posted by classicman2 View Post
I laugh when I hear the media (at least some) and politicians (Repubs) say that we've got to return to the Reagan forumla of low taxes and decreased spending.
Aren't taxes lower now than when Reagan was president?
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Re: The "Tax Me More Fund"

See: Massachusetts' voluntary 5.85% income tax rate.

Edit: As related to the OP
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Aren't taxes lower now than when Reagan was president?
At which point in Reagan's tenure?
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I wish that guy was my delegate.
He was my hometown delegate when I was growing up!

One election he ran against a guy named Chip Dicks. There's a National Lampoon book that has a picture of both campaign signs next to each other. I'll have to see if that photo's online somewhere.
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Originally Posted by DJLinus View Post
He was my hometown delegate when I was growing up!

One election he ran against a guy named Chip Dicks. There's a National Lampoon book that has a picture of both campaign signs next to each other. I'll have to see if that photo's online somewhere.
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When I was in N.H. when he was running, it was all I could do not to steal one of his signs.
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Nice.

Okay, after a brief search I couldn't find the Dicks/Cox campaign photo. Note to self: for some searches, it might be a good idea to turn Google SafeSearch back on.
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The "Tax Me More" Fund? In my charitable giving plans, that ranks slightly below the "Help Pigs Fly" Fund. Sorry.
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At which point in Reagan's tenure?
Good point. I guess at the end.

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