This is the week when many taxpayers are confronted with the April 15th deadline for filing their income taxes. One of my constituents called me on the phone and asked me what I thought about it. The simplest way to explain it is like this:
If you wanted to donate your own money to the cause, nothing is stopping you from doing this right now. The purpose behind a tax increase is to use the iron fist of government to compel one’s neighbors to pay more than they would have been willing to pay from their own reasoning—and possibility from their own ability.
I feel sorry for all of us—those who are either ill-informed or don’t care about the hardships they may be putting on others. The nature of tax increases is that there will never be enough money for all the projects bureaucrats can invent. We already experience tax increases through inflation. Therefore, when taxing jurisdictions claim they haven’t had a tax increase in so many years, that’s because the system was designed to be proportionate to property values. It inflates up (and on rare occasions can go down) with the wealth of the community.
This map shows the date when you can stop working for the government and start working for your own benefit. The lighter the state, the better.
Nevertheless, the worst taxes aren’t the ones that stay in our communities or even our states. The worst taxes are the ones that go to the big black hole in Washington D.C. where there is even less accountability.
Many people are particularly unhappy with their health insurance premiums and penalties they are being forced to pay if they don’t have an Obama-qualified insurance plan. If we abolished the I.R.S., we could take a big step forward in stopping this government-mandated coercion.
There are steps our Congress can take to make this happen. All it takes is a few good people ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work. I am one of those people. If your member of Congress votes for more spending, here is a live chart that shows how much our deficit is growing every second.
Now I want to hear your thoughts. Let me know how you feel about our income tax system and your ideas you want to see changed.
On our podcast today, I interview a national expert on our healthcare system. She was a nurse from Minnesota who decided to do something about exposing the wrongness of government meddling in our free market system of healthcare. You will want to hear our exceptional show with Twila Brase this week.
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