Income Taxes, The Vampire of Civilization

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Income Taxes, The Vampire of Civilization

The Bite
Introduction

"The man with the dagger... gave a maniacal laugh and flayed another strip of flesh, then bent langorously to lick the raw wound with an obscene, blood-stained tongue.1"

“There is, you understand, an ecstasy, a surge of – I don’t know what. A ‘kick’... in the drinking of the life as it pours from the veins of another. It is not only the taste of blood... We are as much creatures of the psychic as the physical. We perceive things differently from human perceptions. We can taste – feel – the texture of the minds of others, and at no time more intensely than when the human mind is crying out in death. That is what we drink, as well as the blood – the psychic force, which answers to and feeds our own psychic abilities to control the minds of others.”2

The IRS auditor stares at you with eyes narrowing to a tiny bead, licks his fingers to turn the page of your check register, and quietly asks, "Hmmm, vhat do ve haf here? It looks like you forgot to report this deposit on your tax return. Hmmm...? Perhaps ve should look at the prior year's return, also." You turn beet red and swear to yourself that if you get out of this alive you'll put a stake through your own heart. There's just no way you want to go through another audit. The IRS has already sucked dry all of your bank accounts and cash savings. Next thing you know, they'll be wanting blood!!!

Does the above seem familiar? Has it happened to you or some one you know? Do you absolutely hate April 15th (or August 15th or October 15th if you are a procrastinator)? Has the IRS already gotten your "blood"? (Are they really in competition with the Red Cross?) Do you feel as if there is no point in trying to get ahead because if you do the IRS will drag you back and slam you in a coffin? Do you have to work nights just to get a little extra nourishment after working all day to feed the Master Vampire?3

You are not alone. There are over 100 million personal tax returns filed each year.4 The Department of Treasury states, "Last year (1994) total tax collections exceeded $1.1 trillion and the IRS processed almost 2 billion documents, including more than 200 million tax returns." (Includes personal and business returns.)5 In 1977, according to Robert Hall and Alvin Rabushka, Senior Fellows of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, taxpayers spent over 613 million hours filling out their tax forms.6 C.A.T.S. (Citizens for an Alternative tax System), in a promotional flyer, estimates that the current (1994) time spent on tax preparation is 5.4 to 6 billion hours per year. In 17 years the time spent on tax preparation has increased by a factor of nine, and this in an era of speedy personal computers that do most of the work. James L. Payne, Director of Lytton Research and Analysis in Idaho, estimates, "That [5.4 to 6 billion hours] translates into 2,900,000 workers - the work force of Indiana - working all year long."7 In other words, the average time to prepare 200 million tax returns in 1994 was 27 - 30 hours per return8. That's a lot of time and aggravation. It's about time for a change. It's time to get rid of the vampire (income tax) and his minions (IRS)

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I work one day a week for free so my tax dollars can fund partisan witch hunts by the House.

What crap THAT is.
 
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I work one day a week for free so my tax dollars can fund partisan witch hunts by the House.

What crap THAT is.
Oh libs will not like to hear that. They will have to raise your taxes so you work 2 1/2 days for free

With all the investagations Dems WANT to have - it will take alot of money and you must pay your fair share
 

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I work one day a week for free so my tax dollars can fund partisan witch hunts by the House.

What crap THAT is.
You actually work longer for taxes than you may think. The tax bites are endless...

Did you know that
when you buy pizza about 38% of what you pay is eaten up in taxes?
when you make a phone call about 50% of your bill goes to taxes?
when you buy gasoline a whopping 54% bite goes to the government in taxes?

Some other examples of tax bites:
http://www.atr.org/special/taxbites/index.html
 
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You actually work longer for taxes than you may think. The tax bites are endless...

Did you know that
when you buy pizza about 38% of what you pay is eaten up in taxes?
when you make a phone call about 50% of your bill goes to taxes?
when you buy gasoline a whopping 54% bite goes to the government in taxes?

Some other examples of tax bites:
http://www.atr.org/special/taxbites/index.html

Strange how libs still believe ATM fees are to high and taxes are to low
 

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Income Taxes, The Vampire of Civilization

The Bite
Introduction

"The man with the dagger... gave a maniacal laugh and flayed another strip of flesh, then bent langorously to lick the raw wound with an obscene, blood-stained tongue.1"

“There is, you understand, an ecstasy, a surge of – I don’t know what. A ‘kick’... in the drinking of the life as it pours from the veins of another. It is not only the taste of blood... We are as much creatures of the psychic as the physical. We perceive things differently from human perceptions. We can taste – feel – the texture of the minds of others, and at no time more intensely than when the human mind is crying out in death. That is what we drink, as well as the blood – the psychic force, which answers to and feeds our own psychic abilities to control the minds of others.”2

The IRS auditor stares at you with eyes narrowing to a tiny bead, licks his fingers to turn the page of your check register, and quietly asks, "Hmmm, vhat do ve haf here? It looks like you forgot to report this deposit on your tax return. Hmmm...? Perhaps ve should look at the prior year's return, also." You turn beet red and swear to yourself that if you get out of this alive you'll put a stake through your own heart. There's just no way you want to go through another audit. The IRS has already sucked dry all of your bank accounts and cash savings. Next thing you know, they'll be wanting blood!!!

Does the above seem familiar? Has it happened to you or some one you know? Do you absolutely hate April 15th (or August 15th or October 15th if you are a procrastinator)? Has the IRS already gotten your "blood"? (Are they really in competition with the Red Cross?) Do you feel as if there is no point in trying to get ahead because if you do the IRS will drag you back and slam you in a coffin? Do you have to work nights just to get a little extra nourishment after working all day to feed the Master Vampire?3

You are not alone. There are over 100 million personal tax returns filed each year.4 The Department of Treasury states, "Last year (1994) total tax collections exceeded $1.1 trillion and the IRS processed almost 2 billion documents, including more than 200 million tax returns." (Includes personal and business returns.)5 In 1977, according to Robert Hall and Alvin Rabushka, Senior Fellows of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, taxpayers spent over 613 million hours filling out their tax forms.6 C.A.T.S. (Citizens for an Alternative tax System), in a promotional flyer, estimates that the current (1994) time spent on tax preparation is 5.4 to 6 billion hours per year. In 17 years the time spent on tax preparation has increased by a factor of nine, and this in an era of speedy personal computers that do most of the work. James L. Payne, Director of Lytton Research and Analysis in Idaho, estimates, "That [5.4 to 6 billion hours] translates into 2,900,000 workers - the work force of Indiana - working all year long."7 In other words, the average time to prepare 200 million tax returns in 1994 was 27 - 30 hours per return8. That's a lot of time and aggravation. It's about time for a change. It's time to get rid of the vampire (income tax) and his minions (IRS)

Rest of article at:

http://members.tripod.com/tomhillea/id17.htm
Taxation is the price we pay for living in this, or any other society. So long as those funds are appropriated and distributed on the basis objectively supported and demonstrated criteria...Which means we get our money's worth rather that pork-barrel spending...with genuine, realistic benefits for the American taxpayer.

But human greed and stupidity, being almost a force of nature, short circuits the system and skews the results. Taxation is not the problem...The people in charge of the tax system, Republicans and Democrats both, and handling the money are the problem.
 
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Taxation is the price we pay for living in this, or any other society. So long as those funds are appropriated and distributed on the basis objectively supported and demonstrated criteria...Which means we get our money's worth rather that pork-barrel spending...with genuine, realistic benefits for the American taxpayer.

But human greed and stupidity, being almost a force of nature, short circuits the system and skews the results. Taxation is not the problem...The people in charge of the tax system, Republicans and Democrats both, and handling the money are the problem.

Libs seem to be saying they have no problem with most earners handing over 40 % to 50% of their incomes to the government - now of course Dems want them to fork over even more
 

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Libs seem to be saying they have no problem with most earners handing over 40 % to 50% of their incomes to the government - now of course Dems want them to fork over even more
40% - 50% seems far fetched. Do you have a source for those figures, or are you malking up your facts again?

 
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40% - 50% seems far fetched. Do you have a source for those figures, or are you malking up your facts again?

When you figure Federal, state, and local income taxes - the top rate is around 34%

then you have socal security taxes, medicare taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, excise taxes, - it is very easy to get to 50% of your income going to taxes
 

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When you figure Federal, state, and local income taxes - the top rate is around 34%

then you have socal security taxes, medicare taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, excise taxes, - it is very easy to get to 50% of your income going to taxes
You are probally right. I wondered were my money went.
 
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Of course revenues to the governent are up, the annual deficit is down, the economy is growing, and libs still want to raise taxes on workers.

Go figure
 

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