Sunday, February 21, 2010

United States Tax Code

Hardly natural that someone would fly a plane into a building full of IRS workers, is it? Crazy, wasn't it?

What is natural - and not so crazy - though, is the growing frustration over our country's tax code. It's complicated. It's unfair. It's a source of frustration for millions of good people in our country.

What are the chances we will ever see meaningful change in the way we're taxed? Sadly, we all know the answer to that one.

Think of all the people with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.

Eliminating the income tax, and the IRS, would mean great things for our nation as a whole, but the idea would be fought - tooth and nail - by special interests.

Have you thought about what would happen if our country were to eliminate the income tax?

If, instead, we collected taxes on the consumption end - rather than on the earning end?

Wouldn't it be better to have a national sales tax, instead of an income tax?

What would happen to all those dependent on the current system?

Of course, 100,000 people employed by the IRS would instantly be out of work. Don't forget the tax preparers that would also be out of business. It wouldn't just be H&R Block and TurboTax, either. Thousands of individuals that handle tax returns for a little extra cash would be finished, too.

Think of all the other jobs that rely on the American Sheeple to send in their tax returns every year! Even in the electronic age, printers still print the forms, postal workers still handle the returns, and folks in personnel still crank out W-2's each January.

How about when things go wrong and the IRS is breathing down your neck? You'll want a tax attorney, right? How about a CPA? If/when the time comes to settle up, will you use a tax negotiator?

Billions of dollars in income are untaxed in our country. Those folks who work "off the books" still have to consume, don't they? Can you imagine the boost in revenue if hookers, dope dealers, illegal aliens, etc. were actually taxed?

If we replace the income tax with a national sales tax, everyone - rich and poor - will have to pay their fair share.

Millions in our country don't pay any income tax whatsoever.

Hundreds of thousands depend on our current tax system for their livelihoods.

Wanna know what's really crazy? Isn't it a little bit crazy that so many of us are actually

hoping for change?


  1. Sounds like a good first step to me!

  2. read cracking the code by pete hendrickson he is the #1 target of the IS . if you are not a federal employee u r not liable for the tax but when you unconditionaly sihn a W4 you make yourself liable

  3. Not saying I think the current tax burdens should continue. I personally like the idea of national sales tax or maybe a flat tax for everyone. I just don't agree with terrorism as a means of solving ideological problems. I'm concerned that we will be seeing a lot more of this kind of domestic terrorism because so many people are desperate now. I wouldn't want to see us get Marshall Law, especially the way things are going.

  4. Stack had some solid points in his "manifesto," but the way he called attention to it is counter-productive to anything he hoped to accomplish with its text. It all lines up quite well with the Tea Party ideology, which might end up doing the movement more harm than good. In this scenario, no press would've been better than negative press. The Black Panthers advocated violence as a means to an end, so that all men would be "equal" under a black-dominant communist regime. By 1968, hundreds of American cities were on fire and shoot-outs occured every other day. These tactics backfired, of course. The fires and the shootings claimed more lives and property of blacks than they did anyone else's. Ultimately, it was the Civil Rights movement and peaceful legislation that won the day, giving equal opportunity to everyone. Joseph Stack accomplished nothing.

  5. I don't believe in th technique of protest that is terror (threatens or destroys livelihood) but I agree tax reform and fairness is needed.


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