I'm of the opinion that the income tax is an unconscionable affront to our sensibilities and that it should be abolished. Worse than the money that it takes out of our pockets is the surefire way in which it gets Americans to hate each other.
Government has the means at its disposal to raise enough revenue through taxes other than the income tax to satisfy its enormous greed. But, like so
the Income Tax was not instituted in order to give the Federal Government more revenue. It was established in order to give the Government more power.many other government programs, the Income Tax was not instituted in order to give the Federal Government more revenue. It was established in order to give the Government more power.
Do you want to control the people? Tell them that carbon dioxide is destroying the planet, and that you have the solution for CO2 reduction. Do you want to keep the minions dependent on the government teat? Involve them in needless wars for oil and entertain them with modern-day bread and circuses while other nations surpass us in the development of alternative energy technologies. Do you want to teach hatred by putting foremost in your subjects' minds that someone else is not paying their fair share? Then by all means, institute a graduated income tax.
In addition to inspiring class warfare and hatred, the income tax has always provided incentives so perverse that they consistently warp and destroy what would otherwise be a healthy economy. Instead of encouraging Americans to live within their means, including saving significant portions of their income to be utilized for economic investment, the federal income tax code encourages Americans to buy homes that they cannot afford while discouraging savings and other investments through the levying of taxes against earned interest.
Congressman Ron Paul reminds us that we once did just fine without an income tax.
Could America exist without an income tax? The idea seems radical, yet in truth America did just fine without a federal income tax for the first 126 years of its history. Prior to 1913, the government operated with revenues raised through tariffs, excise taxes, and property taxes, without ever touching a worker’s paycheck.He also points out that removing all income tax revenues would only mean that government would need to return to the size that it was in the 1990's:
[We] don't need an income tax to fund the important functions of the federal government. You may be surprised to know that the income tax accounts for only approximately one-third of federal revenue. Only 10 years ago, the federal budget was roughly one-third less than it is today. Surely we could find ways to cut spending back to 1990 levels...Most people don't think about the largely unseen consequences of the income tax, but Congressman Paul makes them easy for us to understand:
The harmful effects of the income tax are obvious. First and foremost, it has enabled government to expand far beyond its proper constitutional limits, regulating virtually every aspect of our lives. It has destroy[ed] our privacy in the process. It takes billions of dollars out of the legitimate private economy... This economic drain destroys jobs and penalizes productive behavior.The income tax is one weapon by which the elite are destroying America.
Put this arrow in your "litmus test" quiver. There are
Do you want to teach hatred by putting foremost in your subjects' minds that someone else is not paying their fair share? Then by all means, institute a graduated income tax.just a few important questions whose answers you need to know about the candidates you will vote for or against for federal office. One of these questions is whether the candidate is in favor of abolishing the hate-inducing federal income tax. If he or she is not, he or she is not worthy of federal office.
There are far better ways to collect the kinds of taxes that Federal Government needs in order to perform its operations. But there is no better way to pit Americans against Americans in vile class hatred than to require them to pay arbitrarily different amounts of money in taxes. If you understand this one fact about the income tax, then everything else about how wrong it is will make sense to you.
As you think more and more about the genuine lunacy that is the federal income tax, you will develop in your mind an urgency to have the federal income tax amendment repealed. It's not going to happen overnight. But if you want the America back that once was, it's got to happen sometime.