reply to post by camaro68ss
Social Security is lumped into the whole US Treasury General Fund! Shocking! We been lied to by our Government! who would have thought!
The lies go well beyond the encouraged assumption that Social Security is placed in some trust fund and is generating interest, or is being invested.
All federal taxes go into the same general fund.
The federal government is not really lying to the public, they are relying upon tautology.
Tautology has two distinctive factors. One is the needless repetition of language. The second and most important thing to understand about tautology
is that it is always true.
The importance of this is that the truth has been spoken in a way to be construed to mean something else. If one is not skilled in reading between
the lines, not skilled in paying as much attention to what has not been said as to what has been said, then they will easily fall prey to the mystical
incantations of the priest class lawyer set.
People who are paying a Social Security tax, are also paying the so called "income tax". The people doing this are doing so because they believe
they are liable for the tax. However, who among you here have actually bothered to read the tax code to find out for certain if you are indeed liable
for any tax under this revenue law?
The vast majority of people simply just go along with what other ignoramuses have told them in terms of liability for this so called "income tax".
Of course, given the nature of a "valid tax return", even if one is not liable for the tax before "filing a valid tax return", the moment that
"valid tax return" is signed under penalty of perjury that "all the above is true and correct", that admission of liability now makes the person
The people have been scammed into paying a tax they most likely do not owe, (I say most likely because if you read the code, there are very specific
taxed activities that undeniably make those people engaged in those activities liable), not through lies, but through carefully constructed truths.
Take the 16th Amendment for example:
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.
Of course, Congress had the power to lay and collect taxes on income from the very beginning of the ordained Constitution for the United States of
America. So, if Congress all ready had the power to lay and collect taxes on income, then why write this Amendment?
Well, some to many believe it is because the rule of apportionment imposed by the Constitution was to cumbersome for Congress to effectively pass an
income tax, so Congress "relieved themselves of the rule of apportionment".
Of course, if they did such a thing then the 16th Amendment would be unconstitutional, and the Supreme Court has upheld that Amendment as being
"harmonious" with the Constitution.
How is the 16th Amendment "harmonious" with the Constitution?
Well, it "harmonious" because Congress has not "relieved themselves of the rule of apportionment", instead what they have done is reminded the
courts and the people that they have the complete and plenary power of taxation and they can lay and collect a tax "on" income as an indirect tax as
When the word "on" is used to mean in direct contact with, such as a tax directly on income as property, then that word would constitute a direct
tax on income which would then be subject to the rule of apportionment.
However, when the word "on" is used to mean in regards to, then this takes the tax "on" income out of the realm of direct tax and into the realm
of indirect taxes, such as imposts, tariff's, and excise taxes.
Wait, you say? If the "income" tax is not "on" income directly as property, then what is being taxed?
Wait, you say? Why even bring up income if it isn't being taxed?
Another good question.
Whatever taxed activity is being taxed, there has to be some way to determine how much is owed. If the activity generates an income, then income
would be used as a measurement to determine how much is owed.
So, the purpose of the 16th Amendment was to get the courts to stop striking "income" taxes without apportionment down as being unconstitutional,
and forced them to view any "income" tax not apportioned as being an indirect tax "where all income taxes inherently belong".
The so called "income tax" is not a direct tax on income, but is an indirect tax on some taxed activity.
So, what taxed activity are you involved in that would actually and factually and lawfully make you liable for the tax?
The government has not lied to you about this, instead what they have done is allowed the "experts" to lie to you about it. They have insulated
themselves from the "tax collectors" who enforce the legislation, by letting the "tax collectors" lie about it. They have allowed those "tax
collectors" to grow to a beastly size so that in the event you actually ever bother to take the time to read the tax code and come to the realization
that it is you and the Secretary Treasure who are the only two people with authority to assess your own liability, and in the event you determine you
are not liable, that you will surrender anyway because of the frightening nature of the criminal thugs who are misconstruing the legislation to mean
that all people who earn income are liable.
These "tax collectors" who are doing this, are not legally, factually, or actually, operating as official government agents, because they are
operating outside of the scope of their jurisdiction. Because of this, they are acting as private persons upon their own private beliefs.
The government has not lied, they have simply allowed you to believe in lies.