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We Need to Change the Politicians

JOE1CR Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 11:48 AM
What would Hamilton say today? The Federal government's possessing, by grant of the people under the Constitution, "an unqualified power of taxation in the ordinary modes," as stated in The Federalist (number 31, by Alexander Hamilton)--for instance, a consumption tax on sales of goods. Such a tax cannot become dangerous to the people's liberties because it contains an automatic check on abuse by way of such taxation; if the amount of the tax offends them, they can simply refuse to buy the goods and thereby make the tax a failure, leading to its repeal.

In the end the Supreme Court of the United States didn’t untie the Gordian Knot, but as Alexander had done, they cut it instead.

And by doing so they demonstrated what we have known all along: The only new ideas Democrats-and D.C. bureaucrats- have are the old ideas of finding new ways to tax Americans and creating new bureaucracies to spend that money.

I won’t read the Obamacare opinion. I’ll leave that to legal scholars.

But I know this.

A tax is a tax is a tax.

Obamcare, when shorn of its Euro-Metro sophistication, is a tax.

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