The Power to Tax.
The Power to tax is the power to destroy. Money is stored up pleasure. By taxing it and the pleasures it purchases those with the power to tax can control the citizens, i.e., the work they do and the land they work on (still thinking that it is theirs), enjoying the pleasures that the citizens money can offer them (which is the hallmark of Communism). What people do no realize is that the Berlin wall came down, not because Communism was defeated, but because Communism succeed. By changing its motto to "Making the world safe for Democracy." i.e., (merging Marx with Freud, i.e., psychotherapy) Communism entered the American classroom in the 50's (through the use of "Bloom's Taxonomies") preparing the next generation of citizens to accept taxation for the 'purpose' of saving of the earth from the abuses of man (capitalism), 'creating' a "new" world order 'liberated' from parental and Godly restraint ("My garden. Not yours." "My family. Not Yours." "My property. Not Yours." "My business. Not Yours." etc.,).
Someone e-mailed the following to me (regarding the power to tax):
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a
journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN. Be
sure to read the Tax List at the end.
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article
below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican nor democrat. Charlie
Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail
directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis
must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us
every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!
545 vs. 300,000,000 People
By Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then
campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are
against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and
high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations.
The House of representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court
justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly,
legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems
that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was
created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty
to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They
have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a
congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if
they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the
power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is
the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what
they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount
of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood
up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. (The President can
only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.)
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole
responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving
appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?( John Boehner. He
is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the
President, can approve any budget they want. ) If the President vetoes it,
they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. [The House has passed a
budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The
President's proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the
Senate in that time. ]
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545
people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and
irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not
traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth
that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must
follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want
them in Iraq and Afghanistan.
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan
not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire
and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they
can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from
whom they can take this power.
Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists
disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics"
that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do. Those 545 people,
and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their
bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own
employees... We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper. What
you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table, at which he's fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes are the rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts anyway!
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries... tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.
Tax all he has
Then let him know that
you won't be done
till he has no dough.
When he screams and
hollers; then tax him some more,
Tax him till he's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he's laid...
Put these words upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me to my doom...'
When he's gone, do not relax,
It's time to apply
The inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Personal Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most
prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest
middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2016