posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 05:40 PM
It always amazes me just how many people passionately defend the income tax. Most people actually want income taxation, but they seem to think that
they should have some control over whose income is being taxed.
First of all, in the United States, the so called Personal Income Tax is not a direct tax upon income. Income is not the subject of the tax. For
most people who assume their income is the subject of the tax, it is taxable income that is being taxed. This is not a subtle difference, this
is all the difference. If the income tax is not a direct tax, then it must be an indirect tax. If one looks at how the income tax is measured and
collected, it is clear that it is treated as an indirect tax, and it is uniform across the several states, just as all indirect taxes are
Constitutionally mandated to be.
The point of that little paragraph lesson on Constitutional taxation is that if income is not the subject of the tax, and it is an indirect tax, then
this means what is being taxed is some specific taxed activity. What makes being a janitor a taxed activity? What makes being a waitress a taxed
activity? What makes being a shoemaker a taxed activity? What makes being an architect, doctor, teacher, or carpenter, a taxed activity? You will
not find any section in the tax code that makes any of these specific activities taxed activities, and yet, a shoemaker, a janitor, a waitress, a
doctor, architect, teacher, and carpenter will, in all likelihood, file a valid tax return, and that act is, in all likelihood, the only
activity at all that made those people liable for any "income tax".
Of course, and this is the great tragedy, very few want to hear anything about that, and would rather argue over who should be taxed more. Americans!
Americans arguing over who should be taxed! This is who we have become, and why? Handouts. The rich and poor alike want their "free" money,
regardless of what it is actually doing to this nation. On 07/01/1912, before the passage of the so called "income tax" the national debt was
2,868,373,874.16. Today that debt is a staggering 14,187,056,345,332.32. This is what income tax has done for the United States, but don't let me
interrupt a good argument, please go back to arguing over who should pay more in income taxes, the rich, middle class, or the poor.