The solution would need to be phased in over 15 years, to prevent wild fluctuations in funding levels and to allow organizations time to adapt to the new reality.
Eliminate the distinction between "non-profit" and "for profit" corporations.
Spin off all government programs which are not absolutely essential to our national survival or core functions of government (eg. Head Start, Medical Assistance, National Parks, but not national defense, prisons, or interest on the national debt) as independent corporations. Details
Modify the tax code as follows: Allow each citizen, AT THEIR OPTION, to take the tax burden that falls within the 15% tax bracket for them, add 15% of that amount to it (functionally making it a 17.25% tax bracket), and then direct that money (the tax payment plus the 15%) to the corporation (or corporations) of their choice (rather than the government), based on "I trust them, and they do good stuff". Details |