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Taxes on wages (in any form – flat or progressive) are the greatest evil of our American Republic. When government is free to steal from you, there are no limits to waste and abuse in government. If a person chooses to work extra hours or two jobs in order to better provide for themselves or their family, they should not be penalized, but that is what happens. The more you make by working harder and longer, the more money is stolen from you, and given to those who spend their lives living off the hard work of others.
The revenue the government needs to provide legitimate constitutional services should be obtained primarily from a national sales tax instead of a tax on wages. All would pay based on consumption, the more you spend the more you pay. The more luxury you surround yourself with, the more you pay. Your choice. A national sales tax system would capture money spent by criminals and by illegal aliens who currently pay near zero in taxes. There would of course need to be exemptions: Cars (already have a federal excise tax) Primary Residence/Rental Properties (vacation homes would be subject to tax/rental profit would be taxed) Fresh Food (Preprocessed foods and prepared meals would be taxed – only fresh/fresh frozen/canned goods would be exempt) Insurance Premiums, Health Care & Certified Education.
Adding another layer of tax to a business would not be fair. Businesses would need to be compensated by keeping a portion of the tax to cover the expense of collection and reporting. A percentage of .20 to .05 would be fair.
It's no wonder that people try to find ways around paying taxes. You are taxed when you make it, taxed when you spend it, taxed if you save it, taxed on money that was already taxed like your tax refund, taxed on property that was purchased with money that was already taxed (you are taxed for the privilege of owning something like your house or car that was purchased with money that was taxed when you earned it and they keep taxing you every year that you own it). If you work full time and start a small business in hopes that it might help fill in the gaps when you retire you get taxed if you make a profit but if you show a loss for more than 3 out of 5 years while trying to put it together slowly without having to borrow a bunch of money you cant write the losses off. God forbid that you don't pay when you make a profit but they sure the hell don't want to let you write off the losses. It's time that we tell the government where they can shove it and vote honest decent people into office that will put the best interest of the citizens of this county first before their own interest. Vote the greedy, self serving criminals out of office. Set term limits that prevent all politicians from becoming to powerful. Require all politicians to participate in the same programs as every other citizen of this country, no special favors. Hold them accountable for the decisions they make and the consequences of those decisions. Restrict fund raising donations so that big businesses and corporations cant control politicians decisions. It is time for a revolution. Only the people on welfare and government subsidies like the system the way it is, they have no reason to want to change it because the system doesn't affect them adversely and they have been paid off to accept it the way it is.
Many famous quotes and sayings over the years reflect the current situation. One particularly I have tried to relocate escapes me but here are a few.
Democracy: The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it. ~Benjamin Lichtenberg
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. ~P.J. O'Rourke
Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. ~Louis Brandeis
A survey says that American workers work the first three hours every day just to pay their taxes. So that's why we can't get anything done in the morning: We're government workers. ~Jay Leno
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress? ~Author Unknown
The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words. ~National Review
"Child support payments are not taxed"
This isn't true, the payer pays all the taxes. Fed, State, SS, Medicare & Medicaid. You must earn about $1500.00 to pay that $1000.00 in child support. What they meant to say is the person receiving the child support doesn't have to pay tax on it and is free to spend it any way they want.
THEY TAX YOUR GOD DANG TAX REFUND?! WHAT WILL THE LIBERALS THINK OF NEXT!?
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