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Barbara Boxer Looks to Restrict Travel from US Over Taxes

Didactus Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 11:31 PM
The IRS is our Gestapo! The 16th Amendment was never ratified by 3/4 of the states as proved by Bill Benson. It was just "declared" passed in the dead of night. It needs to be immediately repealed (yeah, that'll happen). Don't talk "flat tax, either." A flat tax is still a direct tax and is as unconstitutional as the tax we now have. A fair tax is a better choice as one can avoid it. You all are aware, not doubt, that if Obamacare survives, the IRS will put you into jail for refusing to pay.

Some of the world’s most disgusting and evil regimes restricted the right to emigrate, including the imposition of exit taxes designed to fleece those who did want to escape.

Given the evils of communism, you won’t be surprised to learn that the Soviet Union had such a policy. Here’s an excerpt from a 1972 story in the Palm Beach Post.

…citizens have been refused permission to leave the Soviet Union unless they pay a new tax… Nearly 500 Jews signed a letter to U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim calling the tax an illegal “ransom” and an extreme injustice. Jews...

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