reply to post by monkeySEEmonkeyDO
Taxation is voluntary in the same way that driving licences are voluntary; you can refuse to participate, but you will face punishment for not
participating. As long as you're happy with imprisonment, you can do what you like.
It should be remembered that this is for you though, things are a little different if you're a millionaire or a corporation or bank.
I have a feeling the US system is the same as the one we have in the UK.
Lets say a corporation gets a tax bill from HMRC (or the US equivalent - IRS) for £3 billion.
The corporation will then go to court to argue that they shouldn't have to pay that.
They can pay a lawyer for the rest of his life to tie up the government in court with constant distractions and legal loopholes. They could pay that
lawyer just £1 million and he would be on call for the rest of his life working 9 - 5 keeping HMRC in court and making them spend million more
chasing that money.
So, the corporation goes to dinner with someone at HMRC and they come to an agreement, they agree to pay £3 million instead of the £3 billion they
HMRC has no choice but to agree to this, and of course it helps that the corporation has paid for dinner, and maybe gives a few politicians and senior
people at HMRC a holiday at their corporately owned mansion in the South of France...
What is to stop any corporation from just saying no to a tax bill?
Why wouldn't a corporation spend a fraction of the money they actually owe on fighting it completely?
If a corporation even owed one billion it would be in their interest to just spent a decade fighting it in court! No government can then justify to
the public why they have spent another five million trying to get that one billion from a corporation that can afford to just keep them in court
This is why corporations are evil, why they are black holes of wealth, why we find ourselves all paying more and more in taxes, while they all pay
less and less.
Unless the people act, stop supporting those corporations and start taking direct responsibility for every £, $ or € they spend and where it goes,
nothing will ever change.