Rand Paul supports a flat tax. This is sad news and it shows how little Sen. Paul knows about the true nature of taxation in these United States.
As the law stands now, (Constitution, Black letter law and Supreme Court decisions that have never been overturned), the federal government has no legal claim to private sector earnings not connected to a federal privilege or license. In other words it is an excise tax laid on an activity.(An activity that most Americans can avoid.)
Assuming a law could be passed that imposes a flat tax on property or earnings on everyone everywhere at all times, simply because it exists, is to give the government domain over...well...you fill in the blank. Life, Liberty, property...the pursuit of happiness. What Rand Paul is promoting here is slavery. I'll be voting Libertarian.
Believe it or not, the tax code is legal and moral. To understand this you must first understand what the code actually says.
BTW, I just got 100% of my withholdings back from the IRS, including social security and Medicaid. But, I have read the code and I know a few legal terms and a little bit about statutory construction. It's not hard, folks. I can point you in the right direction. WSHIELDS@COMCAST.NET It's free.
“...taxes are not raised to carry on wars, but that wars are raised to carry on taxes”
Thomas Paine, Rights of Man
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