Skip to comments.THE INSANITY OF THE INCOME TAX
Posted on 02/16/2011 10:21:34 AM PST by Dick Bachert
THE INSANITY OF THE INCOME TAX He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. (The Declaration of Independence)
Obamas proposed IRS budget for 2011 is 13.3 BILLION a 1.1 BILLION hike over 2010 -- and calls for adding 5,100 new agents to the over 100,000 currently on the payroll. Notice I didnt say working there.
This is the crack agency that just last year sent out checks totaling 39 million bucks based on phony documents filed by PRISON INMATES! God only knows how many MORE millions have been sent to crooks on the outside over the years and, because Hes now required to file, Hes lying low and not talking. But, of course, the IRS employees union LOVES when that happens as the occasional pursuit of these miscreants means added JOB SECURITY.
This is the agency that has for years employed a technique they call Dialing for Dollars. Heres how it works: Any agent behind in his/her collections QUOTAS (which weve been assured by IRS do NOT exist) rummages through their inventory (their quaint name for taxpayers in their grasp er jurisdiction) for lower middle income individuals with foreign or Hispanic surnames. The agent then phones these individuals, advising them that errors in their returns indicated that they STILL owed the IRS money. The amounts were kept at or under $500.00 on the basis that it would cost the taxpayer considerably more in funds and/or time away from a low to moderate income job to contest it.
In 9 cases out of 10, the taxpayer meekly sent a check just as the massa in Washington has conditioned us to do.
A number of years ago I attended interviews with two female IRS whistleblowers conducted by an internationally recognized investigative journalist and, in addition to the Dialing for Dollars ploy, they made serious allegations of MAJOR sexual harassment by male superiors who were routinely PROMOTED to higher positions and/or transferred in order to display their genitals to NEW female subordinates. There are apparently some really kinky folks running the place.
At a higher level, the political elites LOVE the IRS and the code theyve all cobbled together over the years since 1913. It allows the progressives among them to social engineer and manipulate us into some goofy utopian heaven-on-earth run by trumpet fanfare here the POLITICAL ELITES. It also allows the alleged conservatives among them to reward their pals and punish their enemies. At the beginning of each session of congress, the K Street rent seekers move up to Gucci Gulch carrying bags of campaign contributions for the more ahhh receptive members. (Given that re-election is the name of the game up there, nearly ALL of them are receptive. Its how we wound up with a tax code NOBODY UNDERSTANDS.)
The insane income tax is NOT about raising revenue for the legitimate and Constitutional functions of government: ITS ABOUT POWER AND CONTROL!
(An aside for my fellow money issue friends: I will not attempt to deal with that matter here. It would just confuse things among those who still cannot grasp the less complex but more vital subject of FREEDOM!)
Are complaints/concerns about such an onerous and insane system new? Not at all.
"...it is the pleasure and pride of every American to ask 'What farmer, what mechanic, what laborer ever sees a tax gatherer of the United States?'" Thomas Jefferson, 1805
"The tariff is the cheaper system, because the duties, being collected in large parcels at a few commercial points, will require comparatively few officers in their collection; while by the direct (income) tax system, the land must be literally covered with assessors and collectors, going forth like swarms of Egyptian locusts, devouring every blade of grass and other green things." Abraham Lincoln. The quote comes from "Campaign Circular from Whig Committee" written on March 4, 1843. It was co-authored by Lincoln and can be found in volume 1 of the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, page 309.
"The sluggard, the thriftless, the inheritor of property who is wasting his fortune in riotous living and in debauchery, under your income tax pays nothing...but the thrifty, the men who accumulate fortunes and serve their country and serve their generation by furnishing work for those they employ, they are obliged to pay a penalty, and in proportion to the services to their country, directly into the pockets of their reprobate neighbors...When you study it carefully, you will find no warrant for it upon the principles of sound economics." Rep. Joseph H. Walker (R MA) during the House debate surrounding the income tax of 1894.
Lets cut to the chase.
The FAIR TAX would eliminate the IRS, save the 13.3 BILLION now being wasted there, eliminate the legendary IRS abuses of citizens and even its own people, bring the underground economy which the rest of us now subsidize into the system and make April 15th just another beautiful Spring day. There are many more benefits to the FAIR TAX but some of you are probably already glazing over.
If you DO want to know more about the FAIR TAX, go to http://www.fairtax.org
Stop it! You’re making sense.
Thanks Woodrow for WWI and the freaking IRS!
MARCH ON WASHINGTON!!!! THE ABSURDITY OF HIRING OR DEDICATING ANY BUREAUCRATS TO A TANNING TAX ENFORCEMENT DEMANDS AN MARCH ON THE CAPITOL TO BRING A STOP TO THE NOW ILLEGAL OBAMACARE....
“”MARCH ON WASHINGTON””
We all know what would happen if we were to descend on DC in the numbers that we saw on the streets of Cairo! Some say “we have” - yeah! for rallies - NEVER for protests in the streets!
I lost my head — and if I’d written that in a muslim tyranny, it would be a literal comment.
Of course, if the IRS reads it, I just run the risk of losing everything I own...
This S**T has gotta stop!!
The Fair tax is the best alternative but its proceeds should be given to the states it was generated in and states should create the federal budget through elected reps with the sole purpose of undermining the federal governments ability to create funding for itself, it should be at the end of the leash of the states, and only given specific duties which the states could regulate...Kill the Beast...
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