5 Unbelievably Stupid Ideas Governments Actually Tried

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Ask anyone who's ever worked in the public sector: With a never-ending stream of taxpayer money and no competition in sight, governments are a breeding ground for stupid ideas.

In fact, coming up with a list of all the idiocy that governments have inflicted on the world would be an impossible task, so let's just narrow it down to five really stupid government ideas.

#5 – Voluntary taxation

We all know that taxation is theft, and that's why governments invest so much time, effort and taxpayer money researching the best way to get people to actually file their theft every year. (SPOILER: The answer is "peer pressure.")

But in 2011, a group of Congress critters tried a very different approach: The Reduce America's Debt Now Act of 2011 would allow employees to ask their employer to deduct a portion of their salary each month to help pay down the national debt. Of course, this would all be carefully presided over by the Treasury, which wou
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