Peter Reilly in Forbes: Balanced Budget And Comprehensive Tax Reform Made Simple ? The Automated Payment Transaction Tax

Peter Reilly

Balanced Budget And Comprehensive Tax Reform Made Simple ?  The Automated Payment Transaction Tax

Automated Payment Transaction Tax (APT).  Have you heard of it ? I probably would not have heard of it had I not interviewed Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein.  I really like what the Green Party has to say on criminal justice issues and if climate change is something to be taken seriously, the Dem/Reps are certainly not doing that.  The part of the Green Party Platform concerning taxes is kind of a mess, though.  There are some interesting ideas in there, but it does not hang together too well.  So I am grateful to Robert Steele for pointing APT out to me.  I might have more on Mr. Steele in a future post.  He is quite an interesting fellow, but as with Jill Stein, I will be “leading with tax”, as we sometimes say when we go to market.  APT is the entirety of Mr. Steele’s federal tax program.  You might debate whether it is a good idea or whether it would really work, but there is no question about its coherence.

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