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Let’s start with the tax code

We should all disobey stupid laws. Seriously, start with the tax code. It overly burdens, well, everyone. For the wage earners, it burdens them with taking their money before the wage earner can get it. For those of us who run our own business, it burdens us with the undersecretary of the department of paperwork sending us mail all the fucking time. At least, as a business owner, I can expense more things than a wage earner.

As I’ve said before, you can fix the tax code by dropping withholdings. Everyone gets their full wage and writes a check quarterly. The problem will then fix itself.

17 Responses to “Let’s start with the tax code”

  1. Sebastian Says:

    Fail to sell a gun to a third party through an FFL like you’re supposed to, you’ll probably get away with it 99.99% of the time. But if you don’t pay your taxes, the government will definitely come after you. Bureaucrats need that cash.

  2. Countertop Says:

    If your a Democrat. That’s not a big, that’s a feature

  3. Heath J Says:

    They only come after the law abiding.

    Much safer and lucrative than messing with real criminals.

  4. Kevin Baker Says:

    Personally, I think you should pay your taxes ONCE a year. The day before Election Day.

  5. Divemedic Says:

    I have long said that we should pay our taxes every month by mailing in a check. At the same time, each time a politician wants to pass a bill that costs money, the cost per taxpayer should be advertised. Then, the taxpayers can see if they want to have $4 a month added to their taxes to study global warming effects on south American field mice.

  6. dustydog Says:

    Step One would be to find and publish information. The locations of tax courts. For tax judges, prosecutors, and the legions of bureaucrats on the state and federal level – their names, office locations, phone numbers, email addresses, picture ID, and whatever else is public.

    It’s not fair that they get a shroud of secrecy. We have just as much right to protest as SJWs do.

  7. Ron W Says:

    The Income Tax violates the 4th and 5th Amendments. It is therefore UNLAWFUL and should be eliminated. The progressive aspect of the income tax also violates “the equal protection of the laws” in the 14th Amendment.The original taxes specified in the Constitution were all indirect taxing, tariffs, imposts and excise taxes. But the so-called ” free trade” agreements, which are actually international managed trade, have either lowered or eliminated tariffs and take away the delegated powers re: foreign trade that belong only to Congress. The answer as with many things is to demand thst our Federal government operate within the FEW delegated powers from the States and the People.

  8. Peter O Says:

    Ron, maybe you could someday get the courts to rule the progressive portions unlawful, but the 16th amendment specifically allows an income tax. You can’t say something is unlawful when the law is specifically changed to make it lawful.

  9. chiefjaybob Says:

    The tax codes will never change.

    I thought a lot about this. Think how many tax attorneys and specialized tax accountants there are. Then add in Jackson-Heweitt, H&R Block, and all the other tax firms. The add Turbo Tax and all the other software firms. None of those people want to be put out of business by a simplified tax code, and they will fight tooth, nail, and MONEY to prevent it from happening. And so, it won’t.

  10. Ellen Says:

    The tax codes will never change.

    The Hell they won’t. They get worse every year.

  11. Bram Says:

    I laugh every year when I do my state taxes. There is a question about how much stuff I bought out-of-state. Apparently I’m supposed to pay NJ 7% on that too. Luckily it always turns out I didn’t by anything out of state.

  12. Ron W Says:

    Good point, Peter. So in that respect, the 16th Amendment basically nullified the 4th and 5th Amendments. It’s incredible to me that enough in Congress and especially State Legislatures did not know and, if so, let it happen. But considering the flagrant and gross unconstitutional actions of our government over many years, aided and abetted by ignorance and apathy of the people, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.

  13. Ron W Says:

    Ellen, another good point, and for this reason:

    “The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws.” –Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Statesman and Historian

  14. DocMerlin Says:

    Peter : he means that having to file your own taxes is self-incrimination.

  15. Richard Says:

    In addition to ending withholding, you require that everyone do their own taxes. That will make tolerance of the BS evaporate rapidly.

  16. Ron W Says:

    Right Doc, The SCOTUS Miranda decision in 1966 upheld that right against self-incrimination.

    “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you?” –from Miranda v. Arizona , 384 US 436

    We still have the right “to remain silent” and not provide information which may be incorrect or incomplete or any information re: ourselves and the 4th Amendment right to “be secure in… our papers and effects”, rights which cannot be superseded by an added delegated power to Congress:

    “The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be
    converted into a crime.” –Miranda v. Arizona, 384 US 436, 491.
    ” Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no legislation which would abrogate them.”– Miranda v. Arizona, 384 US 436

    It seems that SCOTUS basically upheld the right to remain silent and not provide any information to the government which may tend to incriminate us. That would certainly include the IRS, would it not? It worked for Lois Lerner, so according “to the equal protection of the laws” it also works for the rest of us! The rights of the people are above any delegated power to the government because THE GREATER ALWAYS DELEGATES TO THE LESSER.

  17. Toastrider Says:

    This year, I told my father I was sorely, sorely tempted to wipe my ass with a blank 1040 and mail it in. And that if things got any worse, it might just catch on as a trend.

    One delinquent taxpayer’s easy to manage. 100? Sure. 10,000? Starting to get busy. 100,000? A million? Now things start to get tense.

    Dad worked for the IRS, and thankfully retired several years back. According to him, as well as info coming in from friends still inside, the organization is descending into basket case territory. Congress puts incredible pressure on them to ‘generate revenue’ (by which we all know means ‘squeeze the taxpayers’) but is incredibly reticent to write consistent and understandable tax law or to even staff the IRS with enough personnel. The internal culture puts heavy weight on closing cases, not getting the job right.

    And now they’ll be saddled with enforcing the PPACA as well, assuming SCOTUS doesn’t suffer from a moment of sanity and nuke the damned thing.

    I fully expect to see some form of tax revolt at some point. My personal favorite would be for certain states to declare themselves ‘sanctuary zones’ from federal income tax (a mockery of San Francisco and its’ ‘sanctuary city’ policy towards immigration law).