In my tin foil mind it is completely voluntary, but the SCOTUS has ruled otherwise. According to them, only the filing of your taxes is voluntary; paying them is not. So you don't have to file your taxes if you don't want to, but if the IRS comes after you and says you have to pay then you are required to. Normally when people threaten you with detention and use firearms, we call it kidnapping, extortion, and stealing. When the government does it . . . well . . . .
when the government does it it's called repaying them for the privilege of being allowed to earn money in the first place.
Rumble, young man, rumble. These are interesting times we live in. Punctuation is key. Fruit is nature's candy.
That always sounds good on the surface. But what would likely happen is that once the national sales tax became accepted and fully implemented they would slowly sneak the income tax back in again. It would start off small: "Oh we just need to have a 1% income tax to ease the pain of the poor and middle class". Then once it starts it would never stop increasing. At that point we would then have both the income tax and the national sales tax for the government to abuse.
And of course once the recipient class has the majority there is not much chance of voting to keep these taxes in check. They will just keep voting to give themselves a free ride as they do now.
I wish I could disagree with you, but I know it's true. This country already does that. The fact that Obama was reelected shows exactly that.
I'll bite, because I haven't heard this argument before. How is it unconstitutional?
its not… the constitution states:
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration
"Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends (life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness), it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, & to institute new government." -Thomas Jefferson
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure." -Thomas Jefferson
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