by Susan Boskey
As posted at The Daily Sheeple
“100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt … all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from government.” ~The Grace Commission Report, 1984
As April 15 nears…thought you would find this research on taxation in America timely if not interesting.
No one living before the Constitution of 1787 could have believed the seven ways to Sunday Americans are now taxed. Under the Declaration of Independence and the first American constitution of 1777, The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, association among the confederate states and a state’s interaction with federal authorities was 100% voluntary.
Though paying taxes was a voluntary act, the federal legislature (never referred to as government), did have legitimate operating expenses, and depended on property taxes collected from and given by the states voluntarily in varying amounts. It was this inconsistent funding that historians thereafter have considered the deal-breaker issue for what has been called the “failure” of this first American union.
By Paul Craig Roberts
An address delivered to the Libertarian Party of Florida on March 23, 2016 in Destin, Florida
To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it an ethnic group, a collection of buildings and resources, a land mass with boundaries, or is it the Constitution. Clearly what differentiates the US from other countries is the US Constitution. The Constitution defines us as a people. Without the Constitution, we would be a different country. Therefore, to lose the Constitution is to lose the country.
Does the Constitution still exist? Let us examine the document and come to a conclusion.
By Ron Paul
April 26, 2015
Ron Paul Institute
One of the great ironies of American politics is that most politicians who talk about helping the middle class support policies that, by expanding the welfare-warfare state, are harmful to middle-class Americans. Eliminating the welfare-warfare state would benefit middle-class Americans by freeing them from exorbitant federal taxes, including the Federal Reserve’s inflation tax.
Why an Income Tax is Not Necessary to Fund the U.S. Government
“…If the American people ever allow the banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation, and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property, until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power of money should be taken from banks and restored to Congress and the people to whom it belongs. I sincerely believe the banking institutions having the issuing power of money, are more dangerous to liberty than standing armies. — Thomas Jefferson…”
“…Prisoners are routinely given shoes that are too small… toe nails become ingrown to the point that prisoners have to pull them out with pliers to ease the pain… This is what happened to Irwin… they gave him boots that were too small. His foot became infected, he developed gangrene and they had to amputate his toe…”
“…So stupid are we, the government has confidence it can get away with telling the most outrageous lies. Rob Portman, Bush’s “budget” director, told the House Budget Committee “Bush’s plan projects a $61 billion budget surplus in 2012 while assuming only $50 billion in war costs in 2009 and none after that…”
“…Strangely absent from the list of co-sponsors of H.R. 25 is Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX). Representative Paul has consistently been named the “taxpayers’ friend.” If the FairTax proposal was as friendly to taxpayers as its proponents say it is, I would expect Congressman Paul’s name to be first on the list of co-sponsors…”
“…Is it possible that American citizens are all targets of a runaway government, intent on exerting it’s power and expressing it’s will – despite the law? If you have been constantly watching TV news beamed out by mainstream TV networks I am sure it wouldn’t look like there is any truth in the above claims, but if your information capturing radars extend their reach into less “controlled” and “massaged” media channels, you may indeed be in for some truly startling information…”
“…Aaron Russo’s incendiary political documentary which exposes many of the governmental organizations and entities that have abridged the freedoms of U.S. citizens had its international premiere at Cannes and won a standing ovation. The event, which was held on the beach and filled to capacity, was open to the public and drew a crowd of people who stood along the boardwalk to watch the film…”
I find that Devvy Kidd always seems to tell it like it is: “…The American people don’t seem to mind getting up every day and working to enrich the private banking cartel (FED), and, if they have a state personal income tax, they work to subsidize the unproductive and massive, wasteful spending at the state and local levels….”