Why Aren't The Rich Paying 50% in Income Taxes?

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Samarami's picture

"Reason" is part of the mob. "We" don't have a spending problem. "THEY" have a spending problem.

I discovered many years ago: if I'm gonna be free I'd better start acting free (thanks, Mark Davis):

http://www.strike-the-root.com/52/davis_m/davis1.html

"We" ain't "Them" and "They" ain't "Us".

Their hallowed day coming up, which has become rather of a national and very political holiday, is not "our Tax Day", it's "their tax day". We who've declared sovereignty from Leviathan know that we are robbed every day.

http://www.ozarkia.net/bill/anarchism/library/TaxationisRobbery.html

More than those filers -- statists all -- who search and oooh and aaah over "exemptions" and "tax credits" and "refunds". They are the ones who pay "their" taxes. We simply get robbed (to the extent that we haven't developed skills to side-step and take precautions against The Man).

How 'bout some o that stimuli! Bring it on!

Sam

Suverans2's picture

G'day Sam,

Frank Chodorov's article begins with this:

    "The Encyclopaedia Britannica defines taxation as "that part of the revenues of a state which is obtained by the compulsory dues and charges upon its subjects." That is about as concise and accurate as a definition can be; it leaves no room for argument as to what taxation is."

First, we all should know that that quote is in reference to "income taxation" only. Second, we see that this taxation is "dues and charges upon its subjects". The third thing we should know is that "its subjects" are, according to Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition (c.1991), page 244, "members of a political community who, in their associated capacity, have...submitted themselves to the dominion of a government for the promotion of their general welfare and the protection of their individual as well as collective rights". Fourth, we know that, according to one of the republic's most well-know "founding fathers", that:

Knowing all this, I am truly surprised that more freedom loving individuals don't withdraw from membership in any "political community", which does not "declare and enforce only our natural rights...and...take none of them from us", and, "who, in their associated capacity, have...submitted themselves to the dominion of [the] government". In fact, it would seem that, more often than not, the exact opposite occurs; it seems that any mention of individual secession, which is defined as, "the act of withdrawing from membership in a group", and which has been called The Last, Best Bulwark of Our Liberties, is systematically, and almost universally, ignored.

Mitrik_Spanner's picture

Right On Sam!