Have you ever really taken a look at what you really get for your taxes? Probably not.
Most people don’t use the things their taxes pay for other than schools, public roads, and garbage pick up (if you’re lucky. In some rural places, you have to bring the garbage to them).
And that’s good…
If you needed to use other services like the police or fire services on a regular basis, it would probably be better if you moved to a different—and much SAFER—locale.
So, while there are several free services that we use as Americans, there are a LOT of taxes that are imposed on us for things we’ll never use.
Think about this…
Owning a home means that you pay taxes that help fund local schools – and while we can all agree that education is important and we should want to invest in our future, why do people who don’t have kids have to continually pay for this service if they’ll never use it?
It doesn’t seem fair, right?
And really, it’s not.
We can’t give individual tax breaks to so many people, but, man, when it comes to taxes, there’s NO equality.
We Pay A Lot Now—If Biden Wins, We Pay MORE!
I’m a fan of a flat tax. 10% on everything would do it. Whether you’re buying a house, a car, a gun, or a stick of gum, put 10% tax on everything and we can do away with the IRS and all the headaches everything entails.
But that’s not the way things are right now, and it’s certainly not where we’re headed…
Especially if Joe Biden wins the presidency. Biden is talking about raising taxes on EVERYBODY, including the disappearing middle class.
Not that he really needs to do it.
Our politicians introduce so many taxes that we’ve never even heard about that it’s a wonder they haven’t successfully taxed us for breathing air—and it doesn’t look like they’re going to stop any time soon.
Apparently, they missed the part in the US Constitution that says they’re really just supposed to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
They’ve colored outside the lines, and it’s infringing on Americans’ right to the pursuit of happiness.
Because you can’t pursue happiness if you can’t afford it because you’re being taxed to death.
Retired journalist Charley Reese highlighted this with his final column in the Orlando Sentinel. In it, he shows us that it’s not Americans screwing things up, but rather the 545 people that run the show in the country. The 435 members of the House of Representatives, 100 Senators, one president, and nine Supreme Court Justices are the ones to blame for the circumstances that millions of Americans are facing.
Reese excluded the Vice President because he doesn’t have any constitutional power, so he’s putting the blame on those 545.
Charley Reese’s Words Of Wisdom
In it, Reese writes, “All bureaucracies are created by Congress or by executive order of the president. All are financed and staffed by Congress. All enforce laws passed by Congress. All operate under procedures authorized by Congress. That’s why all complaints and protests should be properly directed at Congress, not at the individual agencies.”
People would be good to remember that in more than just taxation issues, but I digress. Reese continues, “You don’t like the IRS? Go see Congress. You think the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agency is running amok? Go see Congress. Congress is the originator of all government problems and is also the only remedy available. That’s why, of course, politicians go to such extraordinary lengths and employ world-class sophistry to make you think they are not responsible. Anytime a congressman pretends to be outraged by something a federal bureaucrat does, he is in fact engaging in one big massive con job. No federal employee can act at all except to enforce laws passed by Congress and to employ procedures authorized by Congress either explicitly or implicitly.”
He’s right – it’s a con job.
Just like all the new taxes they have introduced…
Building Permit Tax, CDL license Tax, Cigarette Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Dog License Tax, Excise Taxes, Federal Income Tax, Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA), Fishing License Tax, Food License Tax, Fuel Permit Tax, Gasoline Tax, Gross Receipts Tax, Hunting License Tax, Inheritance Tax, Inventory Tax, IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax), Liquor Tax, Luxury Taxes, Marriage License Tax, Medicare Tax, Personal Property Tax, Property Tax, Real Estate Tax, Service Charge Tax, Social Security Tax, Road Usage Tax, Recreational Vehicle Tax, Sales Tax, School 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, Utility Taxes, Vehicle License Registration Tax, Vehicle Sales Tax, Watercraft Registration Tax, Well Permit Tax, Workers Compensation Tax—and the list keeps going and going and going.
The worst part about all of this is that NONE of these taxes existed 100 years ago—but they sure do exist now, and they get you coming and going.
And if you don’t have the money, don’t worry! They’ll dock your paycheck or throw you in jail.
All because of taxes that shouldn’t exist in the first place.
Welcome to America, ladies and gentlemen. The Left doesn’t think we pay enough and the Right thinks we pay too much.
After reading this, can you guess who’s right?
“One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.” ― Ron Paul