For that matter, little is being offered about lobby reform and the MSM does not want to hone in on how legislation is being fabricated these days and lop-sided federal wages when compared to the private sector......no matter who wins (other than Zeewoe), not much will change for the good.
The federal debt is crippling potential economic growth and goobermint function.
"A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a Democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship." Author(s) unknown
Not only does Herman Cain want to keep alive the manipulative income tax, but he wants to enlarge the manipulation with a tax which touches the sale of every new manufactured product sold, a “national sales tax“, which in itself would violate another provision of our Constitution aside from Article 1, Section, 9 Clause 6. The violation being, that any general tax laid among the States was intended by our founders to be laid by the rule of apportionment which prevents a deadly evil of “democracy“.
Our founders understood a suicidal evil of democracy under which 51 percent of a nation’s population is free to tax away the property of the remaining 49 percent of the population. And to protect against such evil they adopted the rule of apportionment to be strictly enforced if imposts and duties (taxes at our water’s edge) and internal taxes on “judiciously selected” articles of consumption, were found insufficient to meet Congress’ expenditures, in which case a general tax was then to be laid among the States, but only in compliance with the rule of apportionment which predetermines each State’s fair share of a total sum being raised, and prevents the class warfare game. The formula being:
. _________ X SUM NEEDED = STATE`S SHARE OF TAX BURDEN
But don’t take my word for it, let our founding fathers speak for themselves and explain the rule of apportionment!
Pinckney addressing the S.C. ratification convention with regard to the rule of apportionment says:
“With regard to the general government imposing internal taxes upon us, he contended that it was absolutely necessary they should have such a power: requisitions had been in vain tried every year since the ratification of the old Confederation, and not a single state had paid the quota required of her. The general government could not abuse this power, and favor one state and oppress another, as each state was to be taxed only in proportion to its representation“__ 4 Elliot‘s, S.C., 305-6
Also see: “The proportion of taxes are fixed by the number of inhabitants, and not regulated by the extent of the territory, or fertility of soil” 3 Elliot`s, 243, “Each state will know, from its population, its proportion of any general tax” ___ Mr. George Nicholas, during the ratification debates of our Constitution.
And, Mr. Madison goes on to remark about Congress’s “general power of taxation” that, "they will be limited to fix the proportion of each State, and they must raise it in the most convenient and satisfactory manner to the public." 3 Elliot‘s, 255
And if there is any confusion about the rule of apportionment intentionally designed to cure an evil of democracy, and insure that the people of those states contributing the lion’s share of any general tax laid among the States to fund the federal government are guaranteed a proportional vote in Congress equal to their contribution, Mr. PENDLETON says:
“The apportionment of representation and taxation by the same scale is just; it removes the objection, that, while Virginia paid one sixth part of the expenses of the Union [under the Articles of Confederation], she had no more weight in public counsels than Delaware, which paid but a very small portion” 3 Elliot‘s 41
Also see an Act laying a direct tax for $3 million in which the rule of apportionment is applied.
And then see Section 7 of direct tax of 1813 allowing states to pay their respective quotas and be entitled to certain deductions in meeting their payment on time.
Herman Cain’s national sales tax perpetuates the very evil of “democracy” which our founding fathers provided protection against with the rule of apportionment, and it allows the Congressional Delegations of large populated States like pinko California to recklessly spend from the federal treasury without having to bring home the bill and hand it to their State’s Legislature and Governor who would then have to deplete the State’s Treasury to pay for the pork their Congressional Delegation bought while in Washington.
Unfortunately the rule of apportionment has been perverted by our government school teachers who teach our nation’s children that our Constitution, under Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3, Blacks were made 3/5th of a person.
And who among our “conservative” talk show hosts will explain our founding father’s true intentions for which the rule of apportionment was adopted?
Have you ever heard Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Schnitt, Mark Levin, Dennis Prager, Bill O'rielly, Mike Gallagher, Lee Rodgers, Neal Boortz. Tammy Bruce, Monica Crowley, or any talk show host ever summarize our founder’s intentions for which the rule of apportionment was adopted as applied to taxation?
If Herman Cain were sincere about offering a “bold plan” designed to control the irresponsible spending of Congress and one that would remove Congress’s manipulative hand from our once free market system, he would be promoting the 32 word plan which would re-establish our Constitution’s ORIGINAL TAX PLAN as our founders intended it to operate:
The Sixteenth Amendment is hereby repealed and Congress is henceforth forbidden to lay ``any`` tax or burden calculated from profits, gains, interest, salaries, wages, tips, inheritances or any other lawfully realized money