clovercase writes: This new tax plan, called Personal Tax Earmarking, allows taxpayers to choose where their tax payments are to be allocated. Elected officials would still be responsible for creating the budget; with this plan, taxpayers can merely opt to choose where their payments should be allocated. Instead of your money getting dumped into the general fund, you would have the ability to specify that you want your payment to be earmarked for, say, alternaive energy research. This type of plan is only possible because of modern database technology and wide availability of internet access. The article explains that such a program would be inexpensive to implement and they argue that it would likely result in an overall increase in government revenues. Would "Personal Tax Earmarking" lead to a more engaged citizenry?"