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Obama – Taxman!

Priceless. Obama rapping Taxman by the Beatles.

Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet

Taxman!
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman

Don’t ask me what I want it for (Aahh Mr. Wilson)
If you don’t want to pay some more (Aahh Mr. Heath)
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

And you’re working for no one but me
Taxman!

FairTax or No Tax?

 

no-taxBy Robert Greenslade
Price of Liberty
February 16, 2009  

 

In the first article on the FairTax entitled The FairTax and The Sixteenth Amendment, I presented documentation that shows the FairTax plan is flawed because the FairTaxers have a misconception concerning the Sixteenth Amendment, the nature of excise taxes, and the system of taxation established by the Constitution. The Amendment, contrary to the assertions by the FairTaxers, is not the constitutional basis for the federal government’s power to impose the taxes known as “income taxes.” All of the various income taxes (employment taxes are income taxes) the federal government is imposing on businesses and individuals are indirect excise taxes because they are taxes measured by income; none of these taxes are taxes on income. The federal government’s constitutional power to impose these taxes is Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of the Constitution-not the Sixteenth Amendment.

I believe the FairTaxers are inadvertently focusing on the wrong problem when it comes to federal taxation. In their zeal to repeal the Sixteenth Amendment and devise a “more efficient” tax system, they have lost sight of the fact that the Constitution, as written by the Founders, strictly limits the federal government’s power to tax and spend. The power to tax and spend is not the problem; it is the usurpation of power concerning the power to tax and spend that is the problem. The FairTax, if implemented, will only make this problem worse because, if the plan is successful and generates additional tax revenue, Congress will simply devise new ways to unconstitutionally spend the money and drive the nation further into debt.

From a strict Constitutional standpoint, what the FairTaxers are actually saying is: we have devised a more efficient system for the federal government to extract money from the American people to fund programs not authorized by the Constitution. Sorry but I would rather spend my time and resources attempting to right the wrong rather than advancing it.

The bottom line is this: there is no constitutional duty placed on the American people to pay federal income taxes or a 23 % national sales tax to fund programs not authorized by the Constitution. Period end of story! That being said, the purpose of this article is four fold. First, show that the federal government is violating the core principle of the Constitution. Second, prove that even if the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment had granted Congress a so-called “new” taxing power, as the FairTaxers believe, the Amendment could not be the constitutional basis for any additional federal spending. Third, expose Congress’ violation of the taxing clause of the Constitution (this will be discussed briefly and covered at length in another article). Fourth, show that the constitutional solution to the tax problem is NO tax, not a so-called FairTax.  READ MORE…

The Dawning of the Federal Reserve Banking Cartel Monopoly

This is a must-hear presentation that outlines the secret formation and ultimate goal of the Federal Reserve System. What we are seeing in our economy today is not an accident, but a carefully orchestrated plan.

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Download for free the full “Creature from Jekyll Island” MP3 Presentation by G. Edward Griffin at this URL:

http://www.spielbauer.com/JekyllDownload.htm

“The name of the game is power.” (G. Edward Griffin)

“Competition is a sin.” (John D. Rockefeller)

Barb

 

Massachusetts to Vote on Eliminating State Income Tax?

SHOW US THE TAX MONEY!

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TUESDAY JUNE 24, 2008

Legislators: Voter anger may lead to end of income tax

BY JIM HAND SUN CHRONICLE STAFF

A weak economy, soaring gasoline prices and a frustration with government could cause voters to approve a ballot initiative to wipe out the state income tax, legislators said Thursday.

The legislators said they think the move is too drastic and would cripple state services, but believe voters are looking for a way to lower their costs and lash out at government.

“I think people are frustrated and are looking at a way of expressing it,” said state Rep. John Lepper, R-Attleboro.

State Rep. Betty Poirier, R-North Attleboro, agreed.

“There is a great deal of frustration out there regarding the cost of everything going up,” she said. “I have constituents who say they cannot afford the gas to get to work. I would not be surprised if it passed.”

A group calling itself Committee for Smaller Government is sponsoring the move and has collected enough signatures to get it on the November ballot.

If passed, it would end the state income tax, which accounts for $11 billion, or almost 40 percent of state revenue.

“We want to save the people and the businesses of Massachusetts from economic ruin caused by high taxes and big government,” said Carla Howell, leader of the group.

“We want low taxes to attract business, jobs and talent into the state, rather than allowing high taxes to drive them out of state. We want taxpayers to get back an average or $3,600 every year to save, spend, or give away as they see fit,” she said. “With more tax dollars back in the hands of the workers who earned it, people in need will have a real chance to better their lives through private charity that is effective, dignified and humane.”

A number of groups and individuals have lined up against the measure, including social services advocates, legislative leaders and the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.

Even lawmakers who traditionally advocate for lower taxes, such as Lepper, say they oppose the measure as too extreme.

Lepper said service for the disabled would “disappear” and other services would be greatly scaled back.

Poirier said cities and towns are hurting now with tight budgets, but the current situation is nothing compared to what would happen if the income tax was eliminated.

“Can you image a 40 percent cut?” Poirier said. “I advocate for judicious cuts, but not with reckless abandon.”

Howell said she wants state government to cut the entire 40 percent if the measure passes, and not replace the income tax with increases in other taxes.

“Politicians like to threaten to cut services people care most about so they can distract attention away from the pork, waste and sweetheart deals that they dish out to their special interest friends. But ending the income tax will force the legislature to cut the waste, which is why they oppose it so fiercely,” she said.

Rep. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, said the cuts advocated by Howell would be “disastrous.”

He said he would favor reasonable cuts in waste and taxes.

Both Ross and Poirier said voter anger might not be as great if the state kept its promise from years ago and lowered the income tax rate to 5 percent. It is now 5.3 percent.

They also said state government has to take steps to earn the trust of voters.

In the meantime, legislators said the ballot initiative has an excellent chance of passing, considering a similar proposal got 45 percent of the vote in 2002.

Poirier said voters feel there is nothing they can do to lower gasoline or food costs and may see wiping out the income tax as the only step they can take to save themselves money.

Reprinted from The Sun Chronicle

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