Ammon Bundy for Governor

The Keep Idaho IDAHO Plan

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As you read through the Keep Idaho IDAHO plan, I hope you will contemplate your life. How it may improve. How you may be more content, more prosperous and have more free time. How you may be able to bless other people's lives with your extra prosperity and personal time. Think about what brings you happiness and prosperity now. Your family? Your employment? Your endeavors? Maybe just simply knowing you are secure and have a future with opportunities? Any plan proposed by those in government should be scrutinized and balanced with the everyday lives of those who it would affect. This plan has been developed over a seven-year period and is designed to foster prosperity, peace, security, freedom and ultimately happiness to the People of Idaho.

Built upon lasting principles, the Keep Idaho IDAHO plan will assist in bringing about a culture of liberty and property in Idaho that will rival early America. These principles include the understanding that God created man and woman and gave them certain unalienable rights. These rights include life, liberty and conscience to choose and to pursue happiness. That God created the earth and everything in it FOR mankind, and that men and women are to USE and replenish the natural resources, including land, plants and animals. That men and women created government as a tool to secure the rights God has given them. That there is no other moral purpose for government other than to equally defend the endowed rights that belong to every man and woman.

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The Keep Idaho IDAHO Plan

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I Eliminating Immoral Taxes
1. Elimination of Property Tax
Property tax is the most immoral of all taxes because it is the state's way of deifying itself by claiming that it owns everything, while forcing you to pay an annual tax on property that is supposed to be yours. But if you have to pay a tax on it forever, or it is taken away from you, then how is it actually yours?

People everyday in Idaho are losing their homes to the state because they can't pay the property tax. Sadly, it is the elderly that lose their homes the most, but people that find themselves without a job for a period of time or who are disabled are losing their homes to the state, as well.

The right to own and control your own property without paying someone to keep it, is the American dream. Taxes based on ownership of property were used in ancient times by British and European kings or landlords who claimed that all the land belonged to them and the peasants had to pay them to use it. Property tax in Idaho is no different. We have to pay state officials until the day we die, or they will take our property.

The father of communism Karl Marx says in his Manifesto of the Communist Party "Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property." Marx also said, "Private property has already been abolished for nine-tenths of the population. In other words, as long as the economy is run by a few wealthy people in their own interest, the working class won't be able to achieve prosperity." In effect, the State of Idaho is forcing a part of Communism upon Idahoans—and they do it in the name of property tax.

What if there was a way to rid ourselves of this Communistic-type control on private property and still have a way to fund the legitimate purposes of government? I believe there is! Rather than abolishing private property, let's abolish property tax and replace it with a moral consumption tax.

Let me explain: The average home in Idaho is valued at around the $400,000 (I know its crazy, right? But that's what the average home costs in Idaho). Using that average cost (depending upon the county), a homeowner would pays $2,000 - $3,000 in property tax every year. That's $60,000 to $90,000 in a 30 year period. Remember that amount—$60,000 to $90,000.

That is a lot of money going to the state but the worst part of property tax is that you never own your home!

So let me show you how we can get rid of property tax by implementing my Keep Idaho IDAHO plan. Let's take that same $400,000 home. At the time of purchase the new owners would pay around 5% of the home value to the state (consumption tax). That amount can be rolled into the mortgage and the state would have no interest at that point in your property. Once the mortgage is paid off you own your home free and clear and it can never be taken from you by the State.

Now, if you have done the math at 5%, a $400,000 home would bring $20,000 to the state each time is sold. You may be saying, that's a long way away from $60,000 to $90,000 dollars compared to the property tax revenues over 30 years. However, you must calculate that the average home in Idaho sells 3 to 5 times in a 30 year period. That would bring $60,000 - $100,000 to the state in replacement of property tax. More than enough!

So, what's the main difference between the current property tax system and my Keep Idaho IDAHO plan? Both bring approximately the same amount to the state, but with my plan, you own your own home, and state officials can't take it from you for not paying them!

Questions and Answers

What about the people that currently have property in Idaho, would they keep paying property taxes? For a period of time (estimated 5-7 years) the state would graduate into the consumption tax system and completely eliminate property tax. During this period, those who own property, purchased before the period began, would continue to pay a property tax until the period ends.

Would the consumption tax for sure be 5%? No, the consumption tax may only need to be 2-4%, depending on the needs of the state determined by the state legislature.

Why is consumption taxes moral and property tax immoral? With consumption tax on property at the sale, the person only pays a tax one time when they purchase property. The person chooses to pay the tax by deciding to purchase property. With property tax, state officials force you to pay them to use the property forever and you never completely own it.

Other Benefits & Negatives

BENEFIT—With a consumption tax system, the country (state) will have funds up front to build roads, utilities, and infrastructure, rather than needing to take out large bonds and paying interest.

NEGATIVE—For those who choose to add the consumption tax to a mortgage, interest may be accrued.
2. Eliminating Personal Income Tax
3. Eliminating Personal Property Tax
4. Taxes Only Collected Through Consumption
II Economic Growth Plan
5. Taking Back Idaho's Land
6. Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis
7. Health Freedom and Body Autonomy
8. Making Idaho a Financial Freedom State
9. Recognition and Acceptance of Prominent Cryptocurrencies by the State
III Exalting Justice
10. Restoration and Restitution Laws
11. Empowering Communities to End Drug Abuse
12. Empowering Police to Act According to their Conscience
13. Eliminating Civil Asset Forfeiture
14. Ending Cronyism and Corruption
IV Social Prosperity
15. Executive Order to End Abortion
16. Education Freedom
17. Gun Rights and Defense of the 2nd Amendment
18. Idaho State Healthcare Exchange (Obamacare)
19. Parental Rights
20. Ending Welfare
V Maximizing Government Efficiency
21. Elimination of State Licensure
22. Changing the Culture of Government
23. Using Blockchain Technology for State Interactions

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