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Taxpayers, Revolt!

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:27 AM
...with NO silver content, but would command the new coins be accepted exactly as the old, silver coins, on penalty of death (the Romans didn't fool around with these things). If you've noticed this sounds familiar to the elimination of silver coin from American money in 1965, go to the head of the class. Cal Thomas' call for a taxpayer revolt may have good motivation, but it strikes at the far less important source of government theft. The far, far more important source of government theft is fake money. The reason it works so well (from the government's thieving perspective) is that so few people understand it. Taxpayer revolts are fine. An "honest money" revolt would do much more good.
Congress returned to "work" this week (now there's a laugh) to complete its lame-duck session before taking another holiday. Spending other people's money is a taxing experience.

Their task is to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a geological construct of their own making. It doesn't take a genius to predict both parties will try to do two things: (1) reach an agreement that will allow each side to take some credit and (2) require those who work for a living to pay government more while they come up with phony, or inconsequential spending "cuts."

Whatever they do, payroll taxes...