Friday, August 20, 2010

Federal Income Tax - #2056 - 16th Amendment - 1913 Was a Very Bad Year - American Thinker

Prior to 1913, there was no federal income tax. The states had rights and representation in Washington, D.C., there was no Federal Reserve Bank, and the federal government lived under the enumerated powers afforded within the U.S. Constitution. What a difference one year can make... Almost a hundred years later, it's clear that the policies established in 1913 must be revoked in order to restore power to the people and the states. But can the American people stuff the genie back in to the bottle? The history of the U.S. tax system can be summed up in one paragraph... Prior to the enactment of the income tax, most citizens were able to pursue their private economic affairs without the direct knowledge of the government. Individuals earned their wages, businesses earned their profits, and wealth was accumulated and dispensed with little or no interaction with government entities.  Passage of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution would forever change life in America, and not for the better.  Read more........

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