The very first power of Congress is to levy taxes. The 16th Amendment clarifies it.

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    Which makes the whole tax cut thing, amazing. No where in the Constitution is the power to cut taxes. The only prohibition on taxes is the Poll Tax..which conservatives seem to want to levy over and over again.

    And..there is no Constitutional limit on spending.

    The Constitution does several things in this regard. First it mandates that Congress tax. Second it mandates that the government pay it debts.

    That's it.

    Cutting taxes IS COST.
     
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    Hmm..

    No Constitutional "experts" are taking up the challenge.

    Figures.

    :lol:
     
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    All laws can be amended and/or repealed including laws establishing taxes.
     
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    Yep.

    True.

    But as it stands now..there's nothing in the constitution about cutting taxes.
     
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    Skull just pointed the something that exists in the constitution.

    Guess it got by you.
     
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    'Cutting taxes is unconstitutional'? Um.... OK.........:lmao:
     
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    Didn't get "by" me.

    In fact..it's basically why most people call the Constitution a "living breathing document"..

    Unless that person is a conservative and a "strict" constitutionalist.

    But as it stands now..the members who signed the Grover Norquist pledge, are in breach of their congressional duty..and of the constitution.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Sometimes I really do believe you are brain damaged.
     
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    Then I would say that "cutting" taxes is simply another way of "adjusting" the level at which Congress can impose taxes.

    But you are right, no where in the Constitution does it say anything specifically about the act of cutting taxes. But the constitution doesn't say anything about the "right to privacy" or "affirmative action" or several other judicially made up rights.

    I'm looking at the constitution now, and for the life of me, I'm having trouble seeing where this "right to have a cell phone paid for by the government" is located... any thoughts on that one?
     

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