Don’t Pay Your Taxes!
Yeah, it’s a fresh new year! The resolutions have been made, the fresh starts have begun, and the auld acquaintances have been forgot. (I should really look into the meaning of those lyrics one of these years…)
Not to mention we’ve got the war on terror, the caucusing, and the piggy-bank burglars to keep us distracted. (I’ll let someone else report on that last one.)
But I’m not here to talk about any of that.
Very shortly, we Americans should begin to get our W-2s in the mail. Now, I sincerely hope that each and every one of you has a big fat refund on the way, but if not, fret not. I have a solution for you.
DON’T PAY YOUR TAXES!
Sound too good to be true? Afraid that the IRS will send out their hell hounds to drag you away to Federal “pound-me-in-the-ass” Prison? Well……..they might try. However, according to Aaron Russo, (you might know him as the the Producer of “Trading Places” starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy) there is nothing in the IRS’s tax code that says that a citizen has to pay a direct unapportioned tax on his/her income. In fact the U.S. Constitution strictly forbids it! In other words, every year (or every mid-April if you’re like me) we mindlessly fill out our 1040s making sure to not make any mistakes for fear of those damn hell hounds. All the while we’re providing all our most intimate details to the government – information the we generally don’t discuss with our co-workers and other people we know, at least on a casual basis. In return, we are supposed to receive information detailing exactly what our taxes are helping to pay for. That would be a direct apportioned tax. The Constitution is cool with that. Instead, we are left to speculate where 30% of our hard earned wages end up.
Any guesses? You in the back, go ahead.
It goes to keeping our schools funded!
Nope. Property tax pays for schools. Anyone else? You in the green hat.
It keeps our freeways maintained?
Uh uh. That’s taken car of by the gas tax. Any other brave souls? You with the superior looking grin on your face!
It’s going towards the war in Iraq, the fight against terrorism and the support of our troops!
WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
Amazingly, the entire defense budget is remarkably close to the amount of money in corporate tax on any given year.
So where does it all go…
The Federal Reserve. Yes, that wonderful government department that is responsible for keeping our economy solvent. An organization that has been championed by heroes such as Alan Greenspan without whom we would have surely fallen down the spiral staircase of economic despair. Wait. Go back a couple of sentences. Did you just buy the fact that the Federal Reserve is actually a government run entity. Wow. You’re worse of than I thought. The Fed is nothing more than a collection of bankers in the private sector.
It’s a bank. More specifically, it’s the government’s bank.
Ok. Here’s how it works. Anytime the government needs money, they talk to The Fed. The Fed lends the government some money then later on collects that money with interest. But how do they pay that interest if they’re already borrowing from a bank? Enter Income tax! To sum all of that up, we are all essentially paying The Fed to take our wages.
Angry yet? Yeah, me too. So what do we do. Well, one option is to finish filling out that tax form, then bend over and take it up the tailpipe. Or…….you could stand up for your constitutional rights and disobey “The Man” buy refusing to give another cent to the IRS and damned be the consequences! Too extreme for you? How about seeing past the res vs. blue political polarization that is being used as a smoke screen to keep your attention away from the true rulers of this nation. Write to your political candidates. Tell them that you refuse to vote for any person that will not try to dismantle The Fed. And spread the news.
I realize there is quite a bit of non-cited info in this post. Instead of setting up some sort of crazy bibliography, I’ll just refer you to this website.