Beware of the FAIRtax 2022 Candidate Pledge

Not really. The Fair Tax would still need administration. The IRS would still be around, just under a different name most likely. Sort of how like INS got split into ICE and CBP and fall under DHS now.

Interesting. So an $80 billion spending over 10 years and the hiring of “86 thousand additional IRS enforcement agents” is a shiny object??

On that [a different named agency to harass the people] you are absolutely correct!

As I pointed out in the OP:

The authors of the “FairTax” suggest under their proposal the IRS will be closed down and federal income taxes will be no more. But what actually would happen is, in place of the IRS, the FairTax creates two new tax collecting agencies, the “Excise Tax Bureau” and a “Sales Tax Bureau”, not to mention H.R. 25 (its current House legislation) keeps the “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms” open for business.

The ringleaders behind the so-called FairTax are very clever in selling what turns out to be a rope-a-dope proposal intentionally designed to enlarge the taxing reach of our federal government, and tighten its iron fist around the necks of Mary and Joe, our ordinary working-class people.

JWK

This is ALL about going after the middleclass:

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And the American people have it within their power to end this crap, but they need to be on the same page when it comes to tax reform. The fact is, returning to our constitution’s original tax plan would do the trick, and it begins with adding the following 32 words to our Constitution:

The Sixteenth Amendment is hereby repealed, and Congress is henceforth forbidden to lay any tax or burden calculated from profits, gains, interest, salaries, wages, tips, inheritances or any other lawfully realized money.

Adopting the above words into our Constitution would return us to our Constitution’s original tax plan as our founders intended it to operate and provides checks and balances to control the actions of Congress and are necessary for good government.

It’s time to make America great again and return to our Constitution’s original tax plan which created the environment for America to become the greatest nation on earth.

JWK

I read that this would increase taxes on taxpayers with incomes as low as 30,000 a year.

Biden lied again with the no tax increases on incomes below 400,000 a year.

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As long as the American People are comfortable with our federal government laying and collecting taxes calculated from income, and likewise too lazy and/or apathetic to work to return to our constitution’s original tax plan as our founders intended it to operate, we will continue to suffer countless miseries and injustices which would not occur if our constitution’s original tax plan were put back into operation. And how can that be done? It can happen if enough people get behind and demand that the Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment be added to our Constitution.

The Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment

“SECTION 1. The Sixteenth Amendment is hereby repealed and Congress is henceforth forbidden to lay any tax or burden calculated from sales, profits, gains, interest, salaries, wages, tips, inheritances or any other lawfully realized money.

NOTE: these words would return us to our founding father’s original tax plan as they intended it to operate! They would also end the experiment with allowing Congress to lay and collect taxes calculated from lawfully earned “incomes” which now oppresses America‘s economic engine and robs the bread which working people have earned when selling the property each has in their own labor, not to mention they would end federal taxation being used as a political weapon to harass and attack political opponents!

“SECTION 2. Congress ought not raise money by borrowing, but when the money arising from imposts duties and excise taxes are insufficient to meet the public exigencies, and Congress has raised money by borrowing during the course of a fiscal year, Congress shall then lay a direct tax at the beginning of the next fiscal year for an amount sufficient to extinguish the preceding fiscal year’s deficit, and apply the revenue so raised to extinguishing said deficit.”

NOTE: Congress is to raise its primary revenue from imposts and duties, [taxes at our water’s edge], and may also lay miscellaneous internal excise taxes on specifically chosen articles of consumption. But if Congress borrows and spends more than is brought in from imposts, duties and miscellaneous excise taxes during the course of a fiscal year, then, and only then, is the direct apportioned tax to be laid in order to balance the budget on an annual basis.

“SECTION 3. When Congress is required to lay a direct tax in accordance with Section 1 of this Article, the Secretary of the United States Treasury shall, in a timely manner, calculate each State’s apportioned share of the total sum being raised by dividing its total population size by the total population of the united states and multiplying that figure by the total being raised by Congress, and then provide the various State Congressional Delegations with a Bill notifying their State’s Executive and Legislature of its share of the total tax being collected and a final date by which said tax shall be paid into the United States Treasury.”

In reference to the above Section see: FIRST DIRECT TAX LAID BY CONGRESS, 1798

NOTE: our founder’s fair share formula to extinguish an annual deficit would be:

States’ population

---------------------------- X SUM TO BE RAISED = STATE’S FAIR SHARE

Total U.S. Population

The above formula, as intended by our founding fathers, is to ensure that each state’s share towards extinguishing an annual deficit is proportionately equal to its representation in Congress, i.e., representation with a proportional financial obligation! And if the tax is laid directly upon the people by Congress, then everybody taxpayer across the United States pays the exact same amount!

Note also that each State’s number or Representatives, under our Constitution is determined by the rule of apportionment:

State`s Pop.

------------------- X House size (435) = State`s No. of Representatives
U.S. Pop.

“SECTION 4. Each State shall be free to assume and pay its quota of the direct tax into the United States Treasury by a final date set by Congress, but if any State shall refuse or neglect to pay its quota, then Congress shall send forth its officers to assess and levy such State’s proportion against the real property within the State with interest thereon at the rate of ((?)) per cent per annum, and against the individual owners of the taxable property. Provision shall be made for a 15% discount for those States paying their share by ((?))of the fiscal year in which the tax is laid, and a 10% discount for States paying by the final date set by Congress, such discount being to defray the States’ cost of collection.”

NOTE: This section respects the Tenth Amendment and allows each state to raise its share of a direct tax in its own chosen way in a time period set by Congress, but also allows the federal government to enter a state and collect the tax if a state is delinquent in meeting its obligation.

"SECTION 5. This Amendment to the Constitution, when ratified by the required number of States, shall take effect no later than (?) years after the required number of States have ratified it.

What are some of the advantages of the Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment?

First of all, the Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment (FSBBA) would actually accomplish what the ringleaders of the fairtax suggest their tax would accomplish but doesn’t.

The FSBBA would actually end every tax calculated from legally realized sales, gains, profits, income, etc., and thus puts an end to the countless miseries inflicted upon American citizens by the IRS, including the IRS being used as a political weapon.

The FSBBA also provides a method to extinguish an annual deficit should Congress spend more than is brought in from imposts, duties and excise taxes during the course of a fiscal year.

The FSBBA also puts an end to unequal taxation when and if the federal government decides to tax the people directly, e.g., capitation, head tax, poll tax.

Internal taxes are mainly limited to excise taxes on consumption [preferably article of luxury] and since each article is to be specifically chosen with a specific amount of tax being placed on each article chosen it makes taxing consumption self-regulating, i.e., tax any article to high and it reduces the sale of the article and thus reduces tax revenue.

Now that an alternative to existing federal taxation has been offered, one that is intentionally designed for good government and ties the hands of Congress making Congress fiscally accountable every year it creates a deficit, how many people will actually step up and support it?

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And they’ve allocated $80 Billion over 10 years to expand the IRS and add 86,000 more “agents” to enforce just that.
Spending taxpayers money to enforce taxpayers to pay more in taxes?

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Well, the American People could put an end to all that crap, get rid of the IRS, and actually encourage Congress to adopt sound fiscal policies if they would get off their duffs and demand The Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment be added to our Constitution.

I wonder why none of our personalities in the media, including those on talk radio and TV, are so negligent as to not talk about a permanent solution which binds Congress’ hands and encourages economic policies which advance the best interests of the American People and the general welfare of the United States.

JWK

"In matters of power let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution" Thomas Jefferson’s

Are we living under an evil system of taxation?

When a system of taxation allows the force of government to directly tax one citizen and require that citizen to pay two dollars and then tax a neighbor directly for one dollar, that is an evil system of taxation

When a system of taxation can be used as a political weapon and used to criminally prosecute a government Administrations’ political opponents, that is an evil system of taxation

When a system of taxation has become so complex that those who can afford high priced lawyers and can also avoid paying taxes, that is an evil system of taxation

When the definition of “taxable income” can be manipulated to exclude the friends and donors of certain politicians, that is an evil system of taxation

When a system of taxation makes citizens spend, over 3.24 billion hours a year preparing and filing tax-returns, that is an evil system of taxation.

When a system of taxation costs $37 billion a year in administrative and compliance costs, that is an evil system of taxation

When a system of taxation invites billions of dollars, being spent on lobbying for privileged tax relief to those who can afford it that, is an evil system of taxation

When a system of taxation tells a minister of church what may and may not be said during a sermon, that is an evil system of taxation

When a system of taxation is so intrusive that a taxpayer must disclose some of their most personal and intimate information and spending habits, that is an evil system of taxation

Is there now agreement that we are living under an evil system of taxation? Could this evilness be ended by forbidding Congress to lay and collect any tax calculated from profits, gains, sales, wages, tips and other lawfully realized “income”, and returning to taxing consumption as our Founders intended?

Well, here is the latest example of the evilness allowed when Congress is permitted to lay and collect a tax calculated from profits, gains, sales, interest, salaries, wages, tips, inheritances or any other lawfully realized “income”.

I never thought I would live to see the day when American citizens roll over like a herd of sheeple and take whatever their Congress critters decide is best for them. But here we are.

JWK

“…a national revenue must be obtained; but the system must be such a one, that, while it secures the object of revenue it shall not be oppressive to our constituents.”___ Madison, during the creation of our Nation’s first revenue raising Act

Democrat Revolutionary Leadership wins, hardworking taxpaying citizens lose! See:

This kind of crap would never happen if the Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment was added to our Constitution.

And now the IRS is hiring 87K new special agents to carry guns and harass the people!

Just imagine all the relief American citizens and business owners would experience if we withdrew the power allowing Congress to lay and collect taxes calculated from “incomes” and went to raising a federal revenue from imposts, duties, excise taxes and if necessary, an apportioned direct tax among the States as our wise Founders intended.

Which Americans Are Most Likely to be Audited by IRS Under ‘Inflation Reduction Act’?

“In a press release, Brady used IRS data to estimate that the Democrats’ bill, if passed as is, would amount to 1.2 million new audits of taxpayers per year. Over 710,000 of these audits would fall on Americans who earn $75,000 a year or less, the Texas Republican said.”
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Just another example of the miseries suffered under the patently evil tax calculated from “incomes”.

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If high taxes solved anything Cal cities would be paradise.

And what is wrong with California’s tent cities?

I’m going to pose this question again.
Should the Republicans gain the majority in the House, where as I understand the “purse” exists, could the Republican majority defund this madness?

A good portion of it, but not all.

However, if the Republicans can gain the presidency, and maintain majorities in the House and Senate, they will then have it in their power to end the current domestic attack on the United States and her citizens. The question is, will they work to this end if they gain the power?

JWK

Getting back to the subject of the thread, I wonder how many of those who promote the “FairTax” actually read the PROPOSED LEGISLATION