Category Archives: taxes

Donald Trump “THANK YOU” Rally

President-Elect Donald Trump:

“You hear a lot of talk about how we are becoming a globalized world. But, the relationships that people value, in this country, are local: family, city, state, country. They’re local. We’ll compete in the world. We want to compete in the world. But, we are going to compete in the world where it is a two-way road not a one-way road. The advantages are going to come back to our country, and they haven’t for many, many years. “

“There is no global anthem, no global currency, no certificate of global citizenship. We pledge allegiance to one flag, and that flag is the American flag. From now on, it’s going to be America first. OK? America first. We’re going to put ourselves first.”

 

 

 

 

‘Free State of Jones’: Pushback Against Injustice

History is full of drama and conflict. A new movie illustrates a chapter of Civil War history when Mississippi  citizens followed their conscience and used their limited guns to form a militia and pushback against slavery and economic injustice.

Via: Why I Wrote The Free State Of Jones by Victoria E. Bynum

I wrote The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War for professional and personal reasons. As both a historian and an individual, I am on the hunt for ordinary people who commit extraordinary acts. I am especially drawn to those who confront systems of power in unlikely ways alongside unlikely allies. In Civil War Jones County, Mississippi, deep in the so-called “solid” South, some 100 ordinary white farmers banded together to fight against the Confederate Army (a few of my distant kin were among them). Doing so earned them the label of outlaws. But outlaw means different things to different people. To pro-Confederate Mississippians, these were cowardly deserters. The core members of the Knight band, however, viewed themselves as principled Unionists.

In my book, I struggled against writing a “Great Man” history; I did not want to portray Newt Knight as the “Rambo” of Jones County dissent. Rather, I dug deep into historical records from NC, SC, GA, and MS, to uncover the cultural and class roots of those families who contributed the greatest number of participants in the Jones County uprising. I emphasized how earlier historical events—for example, the American Revolution and the opening of the Southwestern frontier—shaped attitudes toward authority and government among these plain folks of the Old South.”

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The True Story of the ‘Free State of Jones’

 

 

 

‘Taxation by Citation’: Revenue Predators Prey On Drivers

 

“Car owners and drivers become prey for police predators. When a police car is in view, the driver feels fear rather than the comfort of protection. There is fear that, like a spider bearing down on a trapped fly, one will become a victim, not only having to pay the citation tax, but having to waste time in traffic school or having the bear the cost of higher insurance payments.”  – Eric Schmitt

“Excessive traffic fines create distrust between the police and the people. What’s needed is tax reform that eliminates the financial incentive for taxation by citation.” – Fred Foldvary

 

Stop Short Yellow Light Trickery

“Several cities have been caught shortening yellow light times to increase ticket camera profits and we think there are more yet to be discovered.

Red-light cameras can only remain profitable at poorly engineered interesections. Once an intersection is fixed, the money dries up quickly. And once the money is gone, the cameras disappear.

We’ve already seen it happen in North Carolina. After the Courts forced cities to give their profits to local schools, the majority of the ticket camera programs in the state shut down.”

Red light cameras : CAN YOU SAY ‘CONFLICT OF INTEREST’

Connecticut State Police E-Mail Reveals Ticket-Writing Quotas

LA Parking Tickets Steal From The People

Report: Red Light Cameras Increase Injuries and Insurance Rates

Red Light Robin Hood – AKA Stephen Ruth

Red Light Scam

Tax Farmers With Badges:Taxation Through Tickets

 

 

 

Ron Paul: Will The IRS Take Your Passport?

Via: ronpaulinstitute.org

Ron Paul:

A little-noticed provision in the highway funding bill Congress passed this week threatens a right most Americans take for granted: the right to travel abroad. The provision in question gives the Internal Revenue Service the authority to revoke the passport of anyone the IRS claims owes more than $50,000 in back taxes.

 

 

Congress is giving the IRS this new power because a decline in gas tax receipts has bankrupted the federal highway trust fund. Of course, Congress would rather squeeze more money from the American people than reduce spending, repeal costly regulations, or return responsibility for highway construction to the states, local governments, and the private sector. On the other hand, most in Congress fear the political consequences of raising gas, or other, taxes. Giving the IRS new powers allows politicians to increase government revenue without having to increase tax rates. Some even brag about how they are “cracking down on tax cheats.”

Pro-IRS politicians ignore how this new power will punish Americans who have actually paid all the taxes they are legally obligated to pay. This is because the provision does not provide taxpayers an opportunity to challenge a finding that they owe back taxes in federal court before their passport is revoked. Because IRS employees are not infallible, it is inevitable that many Americans will lose their right to travel because of a bureaucrat’s mistake.

It is particularly odd that a Republican Congress would give this type of power to the IRS considering the continuing outrage over IRS targeting of “Tea Party” organizations. This is hardly the first time the IRS has been used to intimidate its opponents and/or powerful politicians. Presidents of both parties have used the IRS to target political enemies.

For example, one of the articles of impeachment brought against Richard Nixon dealt with his attempt to have the IRS audit those Nixon perceived as political enemies. During the 1990s, an IRS agent allegedly told the head of an organization supporting then-President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, “What do you expect when you target the President?” Can anyone doubt that some Americans will be targeted because an IRS bureaucrat does not approve of their political beliefs and activities?

Some support giving the IRS new powers because they think that those who underpay their taxes somehow raise everyone else’s taxes. This argument assumes that the federal government must collect the maximum amount of taxes because the people cannot do without big government. Of course the truth is that the people would be better off without the welfare-warfare state. Wouldn’t we be better off without a national health care program that increases health care costs, or without a war on terrorism that led to the rise of ISIS? Freeing the people from taxation, including the regressive and hidden inflation tax, is just one of the many ways the people will benefit from restoring constitutionally limited government.

As the federal debt increases and the American economy declines, an increasingly desperate Congress will look for new ways to squeeze more revue from taxpayers. Thus, the IRS will increasingly gain new and ever more tyrannical powers over Americans, including new restrictions on the right to travel or even move capital out of the country. The only way to end the IRS’s assault on our liberties is for the people to force Congress to stop looking for new ways to pick our pockets, and instead usher in a new era of liberty, peace, and prosperity by demolishing the welfare-warfare state.

 

 

 

 

 

California Introduces Bill To Test Out Taxing Motorists For Every Mile They Drive

 

BUENA PARK (CBSLA.com) — The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would tax motorists for every mile they drive.

KCAL9’s Bobby Kaple reports that Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, introduced a bill to test out the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax because the state’s gas tax was no longer bringing in the revenue it used to due to people driving more fuel efficient vehicles.

The program is modeled after ones in Oregon and Washington.

 

 
“We want to do as Washington and Oregon have done in a much bigger state with much longer commutes…to make sure that we find out whether it would work, whether the public would like it or not,” DeSaulnier said.

It’s unknown how much the tax would be, but Oregon currently charges its volunteers 1.5 cents per mile.

“All of those things would be determined. We would let the agency determine that because this would be a voluntary program,” DeSaulnier said.

Southland commuters were not thrilled about the idea of a VMT tax.

“I bought a hybrid…one, because of my drive. I’m very opposed. I drive to Brentwood every day from Burbank, and I am already paying more than I should be,” Carmen Smith said.

“So if we go on vacation and I drive up to Mammoth, that’s 600 miles. We’re being taxed on vacations?” Kim Robinson said.

Your Freedom To Travel On Public Roads Is Under Attack!

The Rube Goldberg Travel Tax

Oregon Phases In Country’s First Pay-Per-Mile Tax

Pay-Per-Mile Taxes Shatters Privacy

Our Government In Action: Double Taxation 

 

 

 

 

No More Taxes

 

 

 

A Politician’s Mantra

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 soil in
Which he’s laid…

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
To my doom…’

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.             ~Anonymous

“IT’S A BOTTOMLESS PIT WHERE OUR MONEY GOES

THEY JUST TAKE IT AWAY TO WHERE NOBODY KNOWS

THEY’RE ROBBING US BLIND IT’S A CRYING SHAME

LET’S THROW ALL THE BUMS OUT THEY’RE ALL TO BLAME”    (Barry David Butler)

 

 

 

 

The Noose Is Tightening: A List Of Taxes You Pay That Didn’t Exist 100 Years Ago

Tax Freedom Day 2014 Is April 21: 3 Days Later Than Last Year

 

 

 

 

Man Dumps Tons Of Manure In Front Of French Parliament

A brave frenchman, responding to a new tax, gave new meaning to the phrase ‘dirty politics’ when he dumped several tons of horse manure in front of the Palais Bourbon, home of the French National Assembly. 

 “Out with Hollande and the entire political class. Long live the Sixth Republic,”  was the message on the side of the truck.

 

 

Buzzfeed: Man Dumps Manure Outside Parliament

Wikipedia: Taxation in France: “Taxes account for 45% of GDP “

Forbes: French Tax Soars Over 100%

 

 

‘The Confessions Of A Monopolist’ Was Written In 1906: It Explains What’s Happening In 2013

“These are the rules of big business. They have superseded the teachings of our parents and are reducible to a simple maxim: Get a monopoly; let Society work for you; and remember that the best of all business is politics, for a legislative grant, franchise, subsidy or tax exemption is worth more than a Kim-berly or Comstock lode, since it does not require any labor, either mental or physical, for its exploitation.”  – Frederic C. Howe

Introduction

by Antony Sutton

“Frederic Howe’s Confessions of a Monopolist is the story of a man who stumbles upon the secret of power politics and the modus operandi of the financial elite.  Howe’s book is as relevant and revealing today as the day it was written in 1906. This is the saga of the fascinating lure of something for nothing, of making the other fellow pay, a universally tempting creed polished by the corporate monopolists and adopted by the demogogues of all stripes and hues to capture the commanding heights of society. In sum, Howe portrays the art of making society work for the few.

The basic rules of the elitist game are simple:  Achieve political influence. Get political power. All monopoly depends on legislation and politics. Without politics, there can be no monopoly. It’s that simple says Frederic Howe.

So, from Howe in 1906, we can trace our developing problems of unemployment, the strangling of free enterprise, crippling taxation and lack of opportunities. Behind an only partly fictional cover Howe presents the root cause of the collapse of Britain and Italy today, and the coming financial collapse of the United States. Why? Because the credo of making the other fellow pay won’t work when everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.

The voice of the 1906 Wall Street monopolist is reflected today in the voice of the liberal welfare-warfare
establishment: A socialist monopoly now parallels the old corporate monopoly. The profiteers are always the boys running the operation at the top.”

The Confessions Of A Monopolist

Tax Farmers Harvest Bumper Revenues From Their Taxpayer Crops

Canadian author, blogger, and philosopher Stefan Molyneux talks about tax farms and the power of modern propaganda. Global bankers see governments as managers of “tax farms” whose purpose is to spend money borrowed from bankers to be repaid with interest through taxation.

Via:freedomainradio.com

The Handbook of Human Ownership:
A Manual for New Tax Farmers

Human Livestock – A History of Tax Farming

The reality of political power is very simple: bad farmers own crops and livestock – good farmers own human beings.

This is not nearly as simple as it sounds, hence the need for this manual.

The very first thing to remember is that you are a mammal, an animal, and like all animals, you want to maximize consumption while minimizing effort. By far the most effective way to do this is to take from other people, just as a farmer takes milk and meat from cows.

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Tax farming is the principle of assigning the responsibility for tax revenue collection to private citizens or groups.  Tax farming occurred in Eygpt, Rome, Great Britain, and Greece.  The principle was considered very effective for tax revenue collection  but suffered from a tendency of the tax-farmers to abuse the taxpayer for collection.  Only when the system included checks and balances for the tax-farmer as well as the taxpayer did the system seem truly successful.  The publicani of Rome were known as some of the most abusive tax-farmers.   Tax farmers bid at auction for the contract rights to collect a particular tax and was held responsible for any loss.   In Eygpt taxes for collected very effectively without tax farmers until the Greek Ptolemies set up rule.  Under the Ptolemies the tax-farmer watched over the taxpayer and the government tax collector to prevent the scribes from imposing lighter taxes on the poor and unfortunate.   ( taxworld.org)

The Central Bank As A Tax Farmer