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If a state can function without an income tax, shouldn't the federal gov't also be able to function without an income tax?

Just a thought...

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Yes, absolutely. In fact, the

Yes, absolutely.

In fact, the US functioned without an income tax much longer than with an income tax. The US Supreme Court actually ruled the income tax unconstitutional 3 times. And then somehow we ended up with an income tax anyway. We all know how that story goes.


100% of Income Tax is Gone Before 1 Nickel is Spent on Services

"... 100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt... All individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from government". - 1984 Grace Commission summary report submitted to President Ronald Reagan

Fed Inflates Itself Beyond "Alice in Wonderland"$2 Quadrillion by Mark Twain, 03/03/2010

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

My state collects income tax,

My state collects income tax, but it's really not much at all. They are looking to raise PA income tax and sales tax by 1% to get rid of property taxes. I don't think this means people will receive a land patent.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

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Of course...

The feds actually existed for a lot longer WITHOUT an income tax than they have WITH an income tax. Indeed, the industrial revolution happened and resulted in prosperity for most of the people and there was NO income tax during that time period...

Beware the cult of "government"...

Yeah, because the federal

Yeah, because the federal government used to collect import and excise taxes waaaaay above what they collect today. In today's numbers, they'd collect about 1 trillion in tax.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a