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No Need to Pretend; Now it's all about Taxes, Spending, and Power

amartin895 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 10:09 AM
The essence of the income tax as it is administered is fraud, pure and simple. The United States Constitution forbids direct federal taxes, and is the only item in the Constitution that is stated twice: Article 1, Section 2: "...direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States..." Article 1, Section 9: "...No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census..." Direct taxes are taxes on a person, a person's property, or the exercise of a fundamental right. Any tax on a person's labor, or on the earnings from their labor, is a direct tax and must be apportioned. "Apportioned" and "in Proportion to the Census" mean that the tax is billed to the state governments according to each state's percentage
Kibitzer Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 5:06 PM
Sorry to burst your bubble, but try reading the sixteenth amendment which authorizes the income tax.

During the campaign for re-election, Barack Obama at least made vague references to a willingness to accept $3 trillion of reduced spending in exchange for a $1 trillion dollar tax increase.  The vast majority of his feigned belt-tightening was smoke-and-mirrors beltway accounting gimicks, but at least back then he was willing to pretend.

With the election behind him, the pretence is gone.   Now it is all about higher taxes, more spending, and raw executive power.  That's change you can believe in.

Re-election in hand, Obama is pitching what economist Larry Kudlow calls "a gargantuan $1.6 trillion tax...