A Taxing Question for the Season

Discussion in 'Politics' started by nraforlife, Apr 17, 2011.

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If the IRS were to completely lose its power to compel payment, would you-

  1. Continue to pay the amount current rules require

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  2. Pay a lesser amount, subtracting funding of agencies you dislike

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  3. a small amount to cover services you personally value

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  4. not one damned penny

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  1. nraforlife
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    If you knew for a certainty that the IRS had absolutely lost its power to compel you to stand and deliver would you.........
     
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    If we were to end the Fed we could probably end the IRS.
     
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    THE POWER OF THE IRS COMPELS YOU!
    THE POWER OF THE IRS COMPELS YOU!
     
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    not one damned penny
     
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    We got along just fine without an income tax until 1913. We can and should go back to that.
     
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    Hmmmmm, no one here who sooooo values the State that they would TRULY volunteer to pay for its upkeep?
     
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    If that happened you would be fighting for your life anyway.
     
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    So I guess you're willing to go back to dirt roads, pony express, operator-assisted phones, outhouses and invite mom & dad into your home to care for when they get too old to take care of themselves.
     
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    hyperbolic nonsense aside, humanity found opportunity to advance long before the implementation of income taxes. Most endeavours in history have been successfull in spite of government rather than as a result of it.
     
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    And they would have done it without government subsidizing the transcontinental railroads? Of course at the time the robber barons were still trying to take everything from the serfs and probably could have paid the whole bill but kept everyone else from using the rails. We're experiencing the second coming of like people, unfortunately.
     

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