Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chuck Norris, 1776, 1861 and the Fairtax 

It is heartening to see prominent figures starting to speak out on the issues preventing America from sustaining a fair and balanced society with prosperity for its people.


Chuck makes three key points here.  Everyone sees Chuck as a icon of course, and all those 'Norris' jokes, but they forget that those who are truly steeped in martial arts embrace the holistic and moral codes as well.   And these moral aspects reach right back and mirror those of the Founding Fathers and 1776. This is clear from Chucks own writings in his post:

"First, because the Internal Revenue Service is an unconstitutional system that is totally overreaching and overpowering for our republic, as well as a bureaucratic nightmare for anyone caught in its auditing web. It has no checks or balances; it can't be held accountable by we the people.

Secondly, as it stands, the present tax code penalizes productivity and cripples entrepreneurs and our capitalist economy. As The Heritage Foundation reports, the top 10 percent of income earners pay 71 percent of income taxes, and more than a third of U.S. households pay no income taxes at all; 47 percent pay no federal taxes.

It's time we had a system through which people don't have to figure out ways to cheat in order to save their money. As my friend Mike Huckabee says, "the FairTax is a completely transparent tax system. It doesn't increase taxes. It's revenue-neutral. But here's what it will do: It will bring business back to the United States that is leaving our shores because our tax laws make it impossible for an American-based business to compete. ... The FairTax was designed by economists from Harvard and Stanford and some of the leading think tanks across the country."

Chuck I thank you for your clarity.

Today we have a tax system that is not aspiring the American Dream through hard work and application - it is the American Nightmare that involves hundreds of thousands of citizens each year through no fault on their part other than being unlucky enough to being targeted by their own government!  Worse - the harder you work, the more likely you are to be targeted. It pits historically low employment areas across the country where the IRS has planted its facilities, against the other areas that are economically better off.  This perpetuates the same unspoken divisions that 150 years ago caused the Civil War.

In any other country this would be viewed as a Fascist government establishment; the methods and behaviours are identical using fear and draconian methods to illicit citizen compliance. Along with pitting citizens against citizens and having bureaucratic mandarins that set their own arcane rules that are administered through obfuscation.  A quote regarding IRS policy staff makes this clear.  Contract legal counsel working for the IRS complained that wording for new procedures was wrong and not compliant with the law passed by Congress.  The response from the IRS staff was "we know, but we're using our interpretation and our wording until someone sues us and we lose".  And they know that the odds of that happening are very very slim.

For more information on the FairTax see http://www.fairtax.org/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairtax

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