Let us not forget it was the Democrat Party Leadership which imposed “The Temporary Victory Tax” of 1943 which went beyond the limitations of the 16th Amendment and wrongly imposed an unconstitutional, un-apportioned, ”direct tax” upon working people’s earned wages.
Let us look at some history.
In 1913 the leadership of the progressive movement convinced working people to get behind the 16th Amendment. It was sold to the working person as a means to get those greedy corporations and wealthy people to pay their fair share in taxes. It was not intended to, nor sold as a way, to tax working people’s earned wages which were not taxed by the federal government at the time.
During the 16th Amendment debates we find Mr. HEFLIN agitating the working class people into supporting the amendment by saying “An income tax seeks to reach the unearned wealth of the country and to make it pay its share.” 44 Cong. Rec. 4420 (1909). Note the wording “unearned wealth“ as distinguished from earned wages.
And this was shortly after Mr. BARTLETT of Georgia had begun the class warfare attack by preaching to the working poor: As I see it, the fairest of all taxes is of this nature [a tax on gains, profits and unearned income], laid according to wealth, and its universal adoption would be a benign blessing to mankind. The door is shut against it, and the people must continue to groan beneath the burdens of tariff taxes and robbery under the guise of law.” 44 Cong. Rec. 4414 (1909).
But what these cunning evil con artists really had in mind was to create a tax allowing the expansion of the federal government’s manipulative iron fist over the economy which would eventually be used to squeeze the working people’s earned wages from their pockets in a more devastating manner than any tariff had ever done, and make them dependent upon government for their subsistence! But they cleverly waited for one generation to pass after the adoption of the 16th Amendment and a war to begin before completing their mission which Roosevelt was behind __ the imposition of the Temporary Victory Tax of 1942
Roosevelt’s class warfare tax expanded the “income tax” upon corporations and businesses to include a 5 percent temporary tax upon working people’s earned wages. And although the 16th Amendment was sold as a way to tax “unearned income”, the temporary tax on working people’s earned wages was sold as a patriotic necessity in the war effort. But somehow Roosevelt’s class warfare tax, which now robs the bread which poor working people have earned by the sweat of their brow, is still to this very day being collected, and its burden has constantly increased over the years, forcing millions upon millions of poor working people into a state of poverty and then dependency upon government for their subsistence, an outcome which is needed by the Democrat Party Leadership to maintain a captive financially dependent voting block!
If we can make 51 percent of America’s population dependent upon the federal government for its subsistence, we can then bribe them for their vote, keep ourselves in power and keep the remaining portion of America’s productive population enslaved to pay the bills ____ Our Socialist Fifth Column open border democrat leaders’ long term strategy