A Class Tax

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    Two things must be done in order to put America back on the path that brought America to greatness:

    1. Repeal the XVI Amendment.

    2. Withdraw from the United Nations.

    Doing only one of the two is a beginning. If I had to choose which one I would go with repealing the tax on income. Do that first and the tax dollars the UN and its agencies receive every year will dry up very quickly. Once the tax dollar argument is off the table the withdrawal debate can get down to the political reasons America should withdraw. Enough said about the UN in this message. I want to focus on repealing the XVI Amendment.

    I’ll begin with unemployment. The latest number puts it at 8.1 percent. Most Americans know that the number is much higher; so I won’t cover how the true number is determined. In any event, the percentage that is acceptable as permanent is the most important factor concerning unemployment. Let’s talk about that one.

    Democrats know that socialism will continue to advance so long as Americans believe that less than five percent are permanently unemployed. The fact is: The number has been inching up incrementally since LBJ declared war on poverty.

    Democrats also know that the welfare state hid the increases in the permanently unemployed either by design or by accident. Whether by design or by accident unemployment gave birth to the myth of governing from the center. Governing from the center is all about unemployment and justifying the income tax irrespective of the economic doublespeak the public is fed every four years.

    Socialism’s need for a governing myth is found in this:

    Under our system of government anarchy is one extreme. Totalitarian government is the other extreme. Limited government is the permanent center. It never moves.

    Democrats created a moveable center as the best way to defeat limited government. The center that Hussein inherited from Clinton is not the same center Clinton inherited from LBJ and Carter. No matter what Hussein does before he leaves office he has already moved the center further Left than did his Democrat predecessors.

    The next Democrat president will inherit a center much further left than the one Clinton gave to Hussein. Example: Five percent unemployment had been the acceptable ceiling since the Great Depression ended. By the time Hussein leaves office the new acceptable percentage will be not less than 10 percent; hence, whether it is 5 percent or 10 percent an acceptable unemployment number is essential in justifying the income tax.

    Hussein also gets credit for replacing an acceptable unemployment ceiling with “Not less than” acceptable unemployment. In effect, Hussein gave his Socialist successors no ceiling. That ties into the income tax.

    When the XVI Amendment was being debated some in Congress wanted to put a ceiling on how high the tax on income could go. I believe the suggested ceiling was around three or four percent. Progressive of that era defeated all such attempts by arguing a ceiling was not necessary because Americans would never stand still for a higher percentage than the 1 percent they were proposing:


    The American Income Tax - Chapter 7 - Cost Basis and Exemptions - Riding the Camel

    Originally, the XVI Amendment was seen as a class tax in that it supposedly taxed the wealthy. By the time the XVI Amendment was fully implemented it was truly a class tax —— only the working class became the victim of class warfare. Proof: The rich have gotten richer since the FDR years.

    Hussein’s phoney war on the wealthy is a continuation of the war against working Americans. This is how it works:

    Labor is converted to money. Taxes are paid with money. The wealthy pay their taxes with the labors of the many. Today’s wealthiest Americans who supposedly pay most of the taxes are no better than the king’s titled tax collectors in the days of European monarchies. Bottom line: Hussein’s phoney war targeting the wealthy is just a sneaky way to confiscate more of the working class’ labors as part of his redistribution schemes.

    The worst of it is that tax dollars not only fund our parasite class, along with further enriching the already-wealthy, tax dollars are sent to foreign countries in the form of foreign aid and development money. America’s working class receives no benefit from the income tax at home or abroad. At least those evil robber barons left Americans the choice of working for themselves in the days of boom and bust cycles; whereas, the income tax forces the working class to work for everyone except themselves.

    Parenthetically:


    Union Members Summary

    Total union membership is just above 11 percent. The percentage in well-paying private sector labor unions is much lower than 6.9 percent. My point: The income tax is responsible for non-union working Americans supporting the members in over-paid public sector unions as well a few powerful private sector labor unions. If that isn’t the sickest economic result of the XVI Amendment it’s right up their with using income tax dollars for bailouts.

    Moral justification

    Somewhere along the way Americans were told they were morally obligated to work for a global common good. It did not take long for American Socialists to realize they could not raise the standard of living in poor countries by taxing America’s working class; so they decided to lower the standard of living for Americans —— for the common good. The XVI Amendment is doing just that. You know it’s true when pundits moan about America’s decline for every reason under the sun except the freedoms the XVI Amendment abolished.

    Before outsourcing and open borders Americans had near full employment in boom cycles. Socialists promised that their income tax would eliminate booms and busts; instead, it gave the government the authority to set unemployment levels. Today, a bust is called an economic downturn or some such nonsense, and booms are called bubbles.

    Now, ask yourself if full employment in boom cycles is not better than 10 percent permanently out of work? You might also ask yourself how long will it take before the permanently unemployed goes to 15 percent, then 20 percent, and so on until slave labor is implemented as a solution to the unemployment problem the government created?

    Finally, every time I hear about a bubble bursting, I am reminded of the old song. I can’t help asking myself “Who the hell is Bubbles?”


    DORIS DAY - I'M FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES 1951 - YouTube
     
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    What jobs are the right wing qualified for?
     
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    To rdean: A better question is which jobs can the parasite class do? Answer: None if work is required.
     

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