America’s founders rejected the income tax entirely, but when they spoke of taxes they recognized the need for uniformity and equal protection to all citizens.Details
by William ‘BJ’ Lawson, UnitedLiberty.org
As various tax-related mail begins to appear in the mailboxes of hardworking Americans across the country, itâ€™s instructive for all of us to reflect on why we carry the burden of our government every April.
Take this morning, for instance. We can credit the â€œingenuity of the marketsâ€, and specifically the ingenuity of John Thain, for moving annual executive bonus payments by Merrill Lynch up by a month last November, thus disbursing $15 billion in executive bonuses just before closing Merrillâ€™s acquisition by Bank of America. Fast forward a few months, and the United States taxpayer just gave Bank of America another $20 billion in newly-borrowed funds to put a band-aid on mortar wounds in Merrill Lynchâ€™s balance sheet.Details
by Rep Ron Paul
Taxes were on the forefront of many Americansâ€™ minds this week as they scrambled to meet the April 15th deadline to file their returns.Â Tax policy in this country hurts taxpayers twice â€“ once when they pay taxes, and then when the government spends the money.Â Americans are sick and tired of the financial burden and the endless forms to fill out.
To add insult to injury, after collecting this money the government does some very detrimental things to the economy.Details
Just focusing on the economics of it all, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are estimated to cost nearly $200 Billion in 2008. And, if we assume the government will act like it normally does, you can expect that price tag to be far, far higher than what they claim it will be.Details