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Originally posted by Blaine91555
Originally posted by Solarskye
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
Interesting how people scream and yell about the Constitution until they find a part they don't like. Thanks for posting that, I was going to look it up.
The Constitution is the law, is it not? Congress has the power, granted by this Amendment, it is therefore lawful.
§ 61. Gross income defined
How Current is This?
(a) General definition
Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, gross income means all income from whatever source derived, including (but not limited to) the following items:
(1) Compensation for services, including fees, commissions, fringe benefits, and similar items;
(2) Gross income derived from business;
(3) Gains derived from dealings in property;
(8) Alimony and separate maintenance payments;
(10) Income from life insurance and endowment contracts;
(12) Income from discharge of indebtedness;
(13) Distributive share of partnership gross income;
(14) Income in respect of a decedent; and
(15) Income from an interest in an estate or trust.
Income, refers to consumption opportunity gained by an entity within a specified time frame, which is generally expressed in monetary terms. Usage of the term may, however, be somewhat ambiguous. For households and individuals, "income is the sum of all the wages, salaries, profits, interests payments, rents and other forms of earnings received... in a given period of time." For firms, income generally refers to net-profit: what remains of revenue after expenses have been subtracted. In the field of public economics, it may refer to the accumulation of both monetary and non-monetary consumption ability, the former being used as a proxy for total income.
BOWERS v. KERBAUGH-EMPIRE CO., 271 U.S. 170 (1926)
After full consideration, this court declared that income may be defined as gain derived from capital, from labor, or from both combined, including profit gained through sale or conversion of capital.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
He uses the roads that taxes pay for.
He uses the services that taxes pay for.
He is living in freedom that our taxes pay for (the military).
Pay the taxes or stop using the roads, the bridges,
the free public schooling.
Pay the taxes or stop eating the food that the FDA checks out (payed by your taxes).
Pay the taxes or stop drinking the water,
and don't ever ride on an airplane (that federal inspectors checked out).
Pay the taxes or never read another science book that NASA put information into.
Oh .. and give up your microwave oven
and your velcro - those came from the space program that your taxes paid for as well.
(spandex did too -
Originally posted by Sublime620
reply to post by C0le
Wow. Fine post. I'd applaud it if I had the power.
In case people aren't aware, where do the direct taxes go?
Originally posted by C0leTaxes don't pay for freedom, freedom is unalienable, The military hasn't fought for freedom since the Revolution, The last foreign threat to the rights the Constitution is supposed to protect was Great Britain.
The only threat to those rights currently are all domestic, The majority of which are located in Washington D.C.
Originally posted by space cadet
Wesley needs to take it like the man who didn't pay up! [snip]
Originally posted by LLoyd45
Wesley Snipes is a great actor, but he's made millions and should pay his fair share of taxes like everyone else, or at least get a lawyer smart enough to get him off.
He's not the only celebrity that the IRS has gone after either. Willie Nelson has come under attack by the IRS as well as the comedy team of Abbott & Costello in the 50's who both died broke.
I wonder if they'll sell off Wesley Snipes private assets at public auction too..
[edit on 4/25/08 by LLoyd45]