Attention Tax Lovers!

Tom solari Here is a guest post from Tom Solari:

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In case you’re concerned that the government is not taxing us enough, YOU ARE NOT ALONE !

 

Tax Lovers of America,

 

I wish to alert you to a serious problem.  There is a movement across 

the country to dispose of the Federal Income Tax System and replace 

it with a National Sales Tax, also called a “consumption tax.”  It’s 

known as the FairTax proposal.

 

Not only will we lose our income and payroll taxes but we will also lose 

our gift taxes, estate taxes, capital gains taxes, alternative minimum 

taxes, Social Security/Medicare taxes, self-employment taxes, and 

corporate taxes.  All this WITHOUT reducing revenue to the Federal 

Government! 

 

The problems with this may already be obvious to you but I will go over 

them just in case.

 

NO RECORDS

 

First of all, you will no longer be required to keep any records for tax 

purposes–no record of income and no record of expenditures. Do you 

understand??–NO RECORDS OF ANY KIND!

 

Tell me–how is the federal government going to keep track of our 

individual personal finances if there are NO RECORDS???

 

Fortunately, with this proposed National Sales Tax, the businesses that 

sell goods and services WILL have to keep records and they will have 

to forward the sales tax money to the government just as they do now 

with state sales taxes.

 

But you and I, the citizenry, will NOT have to keep records. This is 

very upsetting!  I am sure you are as upset by this as I am.

 

And it doesn’t stop there.  Under this new system, no one will be 

required to file an Income Tax Return!!! NO RECORDS!! NO RETURNS!!  

NO APRIL 15th DEADLINE!!  NO IRS!!!!!!!  

 

This is un-American.  I weep for our country.

 

TRASHING THE 16TH AMENDMENT

 

In fact, the 16th Amendment to our United States Constitution (put 

there in 1913), which authorizes the government to collect income 

taxes from its citizens, will be REPEALED!  That means it will be gone 

from the Constitution, just as PROHIBITION is now gone from the 

Constitution.

 

We let them repeal PROHIBITION!  Are we now going to allow them 

to repeal INCOME TAXES?  

 

With an income tax, a portion of your income goes directly to the 

government before you have a chance to spend it. Then the government 

spends it for you.  What a beautiful system!!  Why would anyone want 

to change that??

 

With a consumption tax, you get all the money you earn (minus any state 

income taxes) and the only way you will be allowed to pay federal taxes 

is by buying things.  And here is where it gets really insidious.  If you 

don’t buy a lot of things, you will pay LESS TAXES.  This drives me 

crazy!  

 

It gets worse.  

 

FAVORING THE RICH

 

If we only pay taxes when we buy things, whom do you suppose will end 

up paying the most taxes?  RIGHT!  RICH PEOPLE!!!!  What will happen 

to all those great tax shelters and foundations and accountancy tricks 

and loopholes rich people use to avoid paying taxes? They will become 

USELESS!!!!  

  

There will be no way for rich people to avoid paying taxes because they 

are not going to want to stop buying things–because what is the point 

of being rich if you don’t buy things?  DUH!!!  

 

So the rich people will end up paying the lion’s share of the taxes 

because they are going to keep buying things–luxurious, high-priced 

things–because that is how you let people know you are rich and 

successful–you buy things!  They are not going to stop this practice 

and this is a direct assault on our democracy–for what good is a 

democracy if there is no way to cheat the system!!!???

 

SPOILING CRIME

 

But this “FairTax” proposal will not just affect the rich.  It will also 

seriously impact organized crime!  

 

Let me ask you this.  When was the last time organized crime paid 

taxes?  RIGHT!  NEVER!  Organized crime does not pay income taxes 

because what they are making their income from is ILLEGAL and needs 

to remain HIDDEN!  They do NOT fill out an IRS return which says 

they made $100 million dollars from drug sales so they can pay taxes 

on it.  

 

Remember, only HONEST people pay income taxes!  It is a right and 

a privilege reserved for honest, hardworking Americans.

 

But criminals do BUY things with their ill-gotten gains.  Under the 

“FairTax”/consumption tax plan, criminals will be taxed like everyone 

else.  Can you imagine what that will do to their bottom line? From 

zero taxes to a sales tax on everything they buy–suddenly they will 

be sharing in the support of the country.  They will be helping to 

fund the very law-enforcement organizations that are there to put 

them behind bars.

 

Now, you may wonder what is wrong with that?  I will tell you.  

Organized crime and all criminals are a precious part of our national 

heritage.  Imagine life without “The Godfather” series of motion 

pictures or “Good Fellas,” “The Sopranos,” “Married To The Mob.”  

 

There is a whole criminal culture here and part of its appeal is that 

they get a free ride.  Dent that free ride and we could lose that 

culture! 

 

Criminals, who operate completely on the idea of non-contribution– 

something for nothing–will now be forced to contribute to the society 

like everybody else, when they BUY things.  Is criminal activity going 

to be worth the risk if they end up having to pay taxes just like the 

average Joe?  

 

I don’t know if the criminal psyche can deal with this, not to mention 

putting a lot of good cops and prison guards out of work.

 

I’m sure you see the seriousness of the threat and why we need to 

stop this “consumption tax” movement before it ruins everything.

 

UNTAXING THE POOR

 

Now you need to be alert for arguments from the other side. For 

example, here is a direct quote issued by one of their propaganda 

outlets.

 

    “To ensure no American pays tax on necessities, the FairTax plan 

provides a prepaid, monthly rebate… for every registered household 

to cover the consumption tax spent on necessities up to the federal 

poverty level. This,along with several other features, is how the 

FairTax completely untaxes the poor, lowers the tax burden on most, 

while making the overall rate progressive.”

 

Okay, there you have it in their own words.  The FairTax completely 

untaxes the poor and they call that “progressive.”

 

It’s always the poor, isn’t it, who get the short end of the stick, 

while the rich get to pay nearly all of the taxes because they buy 

so damn much.

 

CRASHING PRICES

 

Another argument that is made in favor of a consumption tax is that 

the current income tax system results in higher prices for consumer 

goods and services, because of the tremendous income tax compliance 

costs that end up being added into the prices of things.

 

Well, that is what is so fabulous about an income tax!!  These costs 

are HIDDEN!!  No one thinks about them!!!  We don’t know we are 

being charged for this!!!  

 

With a consumption/national sales tax, it will all be right out there in 

the OPEN!!!  Every time you buy something you will be aware of exactly 

what the tax is!!!  A lot of people will be upset by this!!!  They will start 

to complain and they will demand that the government stop SPENDING 

so much!!!  That is like asking the government to stop BREATHING!!!!!!!!!!!  

 

MY GOD, PEOPLE, I HOPE YOU ARE GETTING THIS!  WE ARE ON 

THE VERGE OF A TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE IF THIS ANTI-INCOME 

TAX LEGISLATION GOES THROUGH!!!

 

(Deep breath…)  I’m sorry.  It’s important not to panic.

 

THE ANSWER

 

The answer to these arguments, of course, is the pure beauty of the 

income tax system, which only you, my fellow tax lover, can completely 

appreciate.  I must admit, it gives me chills of pleasure just thinking 

about it.  Here it is.

 

With an INCOME TAX, every working person in the country pays taxes 

in proportion to how much he or she earns (excepting criminals and the 

tax-dodging rich).  Earnings are, more or less, based on production.  

The more a person produces or the better the product or service, the 

more the person earns.  The more the person earns, the more the 

person is TAXED.

 

To the tax lover, this is pure joy. To the person who does not 

appreciate taxation the way we do, this is looked upon as “punishing” 

production.  They make the analogy of a football team where the star 

running back gets FINED every time he makes a touchdown. Can you 

imagine? They have a problem with this!!!

 

OUR FABULOUS TAX CODE

 

But there’s more.  Not only do the successful producers pay more 

taxes, they spend countless hours each year keeping records and 

compiling data in anticipation of their annual tax filing.  Most hire tax 

accountants who are needed to interpret the 7 million word tax code.

 

When it comes to businesses and corporations, the time and money spent 

on this process is HUGE!  In fact, it is estimated that it costs taxpayers

$225 BILLION per year for tax filing, tax record keeping and tax 

reduction advice.

 

Well, it is true that this expense is passed on to consumers in the form 

of higher prices, and some complain about that.  But they are just not 

looking at the big picture.

 

GLOBAL IMPACT  

 

When our prices are high, people around the world cannot easily afford 

to buy what we produce. This helps countries like China and India take 

over the world markets. That means less jobs for us and more for them.  

Hey!  What are unemployment lines for!!!???

 

You see how beautifully this all works?  And these “consumption tax” 

types want to CHANGE all that!  They will completely eliminate the time 

and expense of income tax compliance that individuals, businesses and 

corporations have to deal with, and our prices will come DOWN, making 

us MORE competitive on world markets and creating MORE AMERICAN 

JOBS!!!.  

 

Do you really want to live in a country where everyone WORKS!!??  

I don’t think so.

 

Needless to say, I hate and despise these “FairTax” people. But don’t 

despair.  We can defeat them if we just continue to spread the 

incredible logic of our position.

 

TO THE STATUS QUO!!!!

 

As always,

 

Tax Lover

Copright@2004, 2011 Tom Solari

 

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