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The Income Tax Is A War Tax - Ending The Income Tax Will Create A Lot of American Jobs.


The Income Tax...

In order to help pay for its WAR effort in the American Civil War, the United States government imposed its first personal income tax, on August 5, 1861, as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over US $800; rescinded in 1872). Congress also enacted the Revenue Act of 1862, which levied a 3% tax on incomes above $600, rising to 5% for incomes above $10,000. Rates were raised in 1864. This income tax was repealed in 1872, but a new income tax statute was enacted as part of the 1894 Tariff Act.


The History Of Taxes In The U.S.

Income Tax 101

The plethora of taxes we pay today - federal income tax, alternative minimum tax, corporate tax, estate tax, FICA, and so on - didn't always exist.

America's first citizens enjoyed few to no taxes, and taxes were added, increased and occasionally (and often temporarily) repealed to give us the tax regime we have today. Let's explore the origins of some of the more common taxes we face today.

When Were Taxes Implemented?

Most of the taxes we pay today have been around for less than half of our country's history. One of the oldest is the estate tax, which was enacted in 1797, but was then repealed and reinstituted over the years, often in response to the NEED TO FINANCE WARS. The modern estate tax was implemented in 1916 and the gift tax came about in 1924.

The federal income tax was enacted in 1913, and corporate income taxes were enacted slightly earlier, in 1909.


1913? What a horrible year...The FED didn't waste any time getting into American wallets.

So how will eliminating the Income Tax help America's unemployment problem?

First, every American would have alot more money to spend this Christmas.

As a small business owner, I would immediately purchase equipment I need, and I would also hire at least 2 part time or 1 full time employees to help my business GROW.

I would literally re-invest my income tax savings into my business.

I just had to raise my prices (again) because it's hard to keep up with the demand. Labor and supplies are low because prices keep going up, but demand is high.

INFLATION - TOO MANY DOLLARS chasing too few goods and services (and employees). I WISH I could hire another employee right now, but I can't afford it because half of the money I earn is taken away from me and given to the government.

Small businesses employ 75-80% of American workers. Corporations and government employees make up the rest.


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I completely agree and support this--

now that we approach our declining years (spouse and I)--

*we* think of all the money we've paid to taxes (not to mention SS) . . .

that IF we could have invested it ourselves . . .



we might be retired now!

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Income tax always was dividends to our owners

After a generation or two, the united states of America sold/gave itself back to the powers that be over the UK...thus, becoming the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA).

Those are the owners...and yes, they think they own us too.

And they decided to rule through deception...to give us the illusion of freedom. Frankly, they were intrigued by our government and use it to rule the working class (but please know that our rules do not affect the ruling class). Indeed we do have some freedom...more than most throughout history!

Regardless, nearly all authority orgs are controlled by our rulers: AMA, APA, FDA, media, agriculture, industry, banking, etc...all for the benefit of the owners...not us mere employees.

Please note that employ, labor, work, and even slave are near synonyms ;-)

As employers provide the suggestion box, so are we allowed to vote. But don't hold your breath for voting transparency.

Anyway, corporate and individual income tax is forced tribute to the owners...dividends from their investments in human capital (human resources).

excellent post.

excellent post.

Is there a plan for the hundred year anniversary of the Fed?


Obviously, preventing it from happening is optimal...also getting Ron Paul elected.

There is a great opportunity to do something here.

The plan: Ron Paul, 2012.

99 year pretend-lease expires. Pretendedly & permanently by force of reason.

Well written. Thx.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

BRAVO zooamerica... Excellent post. And...

...since you mention 1913, that same year of impementing the income tax, the Federal Reserve was created.

No coincidence there I believe.

And then PRESTO!...a couple years later we were in World War I - a war we had no interest in and most of the people knew it.

But a central banker's dream since they fund both sides of every conflict...And they profit no matter which side wins.

Anyone in the military should realize they are not defending our borders anymore...

But they ARE defending the interests of world central bankers who pull the puppet strings of an ignorant / immoral American Congress who in turn give the bankers everything they want.

Enriching them, but costing the country dearly in blood and treasure.

Absolutely criminal and you're correct. If we starve the war beast by cutting off it's food supply of federal income tax, their little game would end.

That's why the founders did not want an income tax and it's exactly why it took an amendment to the Constitution to impose it.

The federal income tax is the most Anti-American idea to ever befall us.

It literally made much of the rest of the Constitution meaningless because as Ron Paul says, you can't seperate PERSONAL liberty from ECONOMIC liberty.


When you work and earn wages it represents your LIFEBLOOD. Any PORTION of those wages taken from through income taxes represent the amount of time you spent in SLAVERY.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Internal Revenue Record and Customs Journal of April 9, 1870

Internal Revenue tax form: "What were your profits, in 1869, from any trade, business, or vocation, wherever carried on?"

And that inquiry was backed up by thirteen others of an equally searching nature, the most modest of which required information as to whether I had committed any burglary, or highway robbery, or by any arson or other secret source of emolument, had acquired property which was not enumerated in my statement of income...

It was plain that that [the income tax collector] had enabled me to make an ass of myself... At the legal five per cent, I must pay over to the Government the appalling sum of ten thousand six-hundred and fifty dollars, income tax.

(I may remark, in this place, that I did not do it.)

I am acquainted with a very opulent man, whose house is a palace, whose table is regal, whose outlays are enormous, yet a man who has no income, as I have often noticed, by the revenue returns; and to him I went for advice in my distress. He took my dreadful exhibition of receipts, he put on his glasses, he took his pen, and presto! - I was a pauper! It was the neatest thing that ever was. He did it simply by deftly manipulating the bill of "DEDUCTIONS." He set down my "State, national, and municipal taxes" at so much; my "losses by shipwreck, fire, etc." at so much; my "loss on sales of real estate" - on "live stock sold" - payments for rent of homestead" - on "repairs, improvements, interest" - on "previously taxed salary as an officer of the United States Army, Navy, Revenue Service, and other things. He got astonishing "deductions" out of each and every one of these matters - each and every one of them. And when he was done he handed me the paper, and I saw at a glance that during the year 1869 my income, in the way of profit, had been one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars and forty cents.

"Now," said he, "the thousand dollars is exempt by law. What you want to do is to go and swear this document in and pay tax on the two hundred and fifty dollars." ...

"Do you," said I, "do you always work up the 'deductions' after this fashion in your own case, sir?"

"Well, I should say so! If it weren't for those eleven saving clauses under the head of 'Deductions,' I should be beggared every year to support this hateful and wicked, this extortionate and tyrannical Government."

... I went down to the revenue office, and under the accusing eyes of my old visitor I stood up and swore to lie after lie, fraud after fraud, villainy after villainy, till my immortal soul was coated inches and inches thick with perjury, and my self-respect was gone forever and ever.

But what of it? It is nothing more than thousands of the highest, and richest, and proudest, and most respected, honored an courted men in America do every year. And so I don't care. I am not ashamed. I shall simply, for the present, talk little and wear fire-proof gloves, lest I fall into certain habits irrevocably.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

The Middle Class - America

The Middle Class - America INVENTED it.

How did the American People become so rich and powerful in such a short period of time?

FREEDOM produced the miracle...freedom from government bondage....freedom from the "Church," freedom from TAXATION....freedom to coin our own money.

No wonders why we became so wealthy....

If I didn't have to pay a property tax, income tax, employee tax, social security tax, school tax, or state sales taxes, I'd be filthy rich!

Hence the taxes...the "Great Experiment," was profoundly more successful than the PTB ever thought.

A Middle Class?

Unleash the dogs of war, quick....

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

The middle class got greedy.

The 16th Amendment was sold on the plan to "soak the rich".

Will we ever learn? Give government and inch and they take a mile.

Most tax is paid by the middle class.

The inflation causes wages to lag prices and the purchasing power of savings to evaporate. A double whammy on the laborer and the saver. Wealth is redistributed the the Federal Reserve et al.

That dollar that great grandpa saved in 1913, buys a nickel's worth today.

Free includes debt-free!

I don't think the Middle

I don't think the Middle Class got, "greedy."

They got complacent...comfortable. The "greatest generation," let their guards down, especially after the Berlin Wall fell.

America was made of apple pie, milk and honey, and we fell asleep.

We're falling like, "ripe fruit," right into their hands in so many ways....

The Middle Class got suckered into WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War I, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

War is nothing but an exucuse to raise taxes on the Middle Class.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Can't find link, but check out "soak the rich" campaign.

One pundit said the income tax did soak the rich, with money.

Free includes debt-free!

UN Sanctions (aka: War): What are we fighting for?

UN Sanction defines terms & conditions. Each warring faction pays for admission, action, & damages to the theater (theatre). The theater keeps the gate & related fees.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Incme Tax: A blight on humanity. 100% Gone w/ the Wind!

Income tax pays interest on the national debt + redistribution payments. It is gone before one nickel is paid for any service that taxpayers receive for their contributions.

Before the 1913 Income Tax sucked on labor, there was a alcohol excise tax. The US federal government was relatively lean.

Now? President Reagan "Grace Commission" Flight of the Income Tax
Submitted by Mark Twain, 09/06/2010

Mr President, I have dusted off the "Grace Commission" 1984 report you ordered... It is a beaut. Quote from "Grace Commission" Report Findings:

"Resistance to additional income taxes would be even more widespread if people were aware that:

  • One-third of all their taxes is consumed by waste and inefficiency in the Federal Government as we identified in our survey.
  • Another one-third of all their taxes escapes collection from others as the underground economy blossoms in direct proportion to tax increases and places even more pressure on law abiding taxpayers, promoting still more underground economy -a vicious cycle that must be broken.
  • With two-thirds of everyone's personal income taxes wasted or not collected, 100 percent of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal debt and by Federal Government contributions to transfer payments.
  • In other words, all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services which taxpayers expect from their Government."

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

When will prices stop rising?

When will prices stop rising? From my own micro-economic viewpoint, prices will stop rising when the costs of my supplies levels out.

Just think...business is booming, demand is high...but your expenses keep going up on a weekly basis!

Two months ago, I paid $35 for a case of tunafish. One month ago, I paid $45 for a case of the same tunafish. Today I purchased a case of the same tunafish for $54!!!!

Mozzarella cheese used to cost $1.60-$1.85 per pound, now the cost is $2.37 per pound.

DEMAND is high across the board, not just at my own little shop....which is why costs keep going up for everybody.

TOO many damn Federal Reserve dollars chasing too few goods and services = INFLATION by its very definition.

Supply costs is a huge problem...all driven by DEMAND.

But that is only HALF of the problem.

DEMAND is high, and business is very busy - BUT it's kicking my ass on a daily basis because my business is understaffed - I can't afford any more employees. It's very difficult to keep up with the DEMAND, but the taxes I pay on a quarterly basis are mind numbingly ridiculous.

Every time a write a check to the state or federal government, I just wonder to myself and imagine what I could do with that money.

UNTIL AMERICAN BUSINESSES CAN KEEP UP WITH DEMAND (by hiring more employees) prices will continue to rise.

American businesses have two huge causes forcing them to raise prices - High supply costs, and not enough LABOR.

Until supply costs level out, and American businesses can keep up with demand...consumer prices will rise drastically.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

good post

Please fix the title.

A lot is two words. No need to turn off an audience before they know what you're saying. Otherwise, great job

Fixed! Thanks alot...lol.

Fixed! Thanks alot...lol.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.


Now it's ready for the big time

Spread the message. I hope you don't mind but I'm making this an email to fwd

Please do, and thank you.

Please do, and thank you.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.



How Does Small Business Power the US Economy?

Most people think that it is the large corporations which provide all the jobs in the US, but that simply isn't so.

It is small business which truly drives our economy.

Did you know that in any given year between 75-80% of all the jobs in America come from small business?

Corporations and Government combined only provide 20-25% of the jobs in the US.

Small business is truly the backbone of America, it's what makes us strong.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.