as Finance Minister Plenipotentiary of Utopia
(or, to Hostile Powers The Disunited State of La-La-Land):
Give everyone a taxable subsistence allowance
(which the aspirationless could live from with a light carbon footprint).
Legalise, regulate and tax not just all drugs, but also prostitution,
making all users also identifiable.
Institute a Birth Tax (every bit as attractive as a Poll Tax) which would impose and extra 2%
on Income Tax for the first child, 4% for the second child, 8% for the third child, and so on.
Make 'essential services' (water, electricity, etc.) free for those who use them least,
and charge those who use them most a hefty sum, which would go towards
subsidising carbonless energy such as solar panels.
This is the reverse of the present system of 'basic' charges
simply for being connected, and lower rates for higher consumption
(the principle of Bulk Purchase applied stupidly to 'essential services').
Close down all tax-havens (Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Gibraltar,
British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Andorra,
San Marino, the Vatican, Panama...) if necessary by Armed Intervention
before reducing the armed forces to a bare and affordable minimum
as in the Irish Republic.
Put music at the top of school curricula (say, for the entire school morning)
and let pupils themselves decide their short afternoon curriculum.
And no homework. This will reduce the ever-increasing education budget.
Abolish the category of felony except for the swindling of the poor
(even if indirectly) and acts of violence (which would automatically include rape).
This would reduce the ever-increasing the prison budget.
Tax smoke and mirrors from 200 to 1,200%.