Our Constitution protects us from government including our financial freedom by preventing “direct taxation.” The Founding Fathers of our Constitution recognized the evil nature of taxing productivity and specifically forbade direct taxation in Article I Sections 2, 8, and 9. It all changed in February 1913 with the passage of the 16th Amendment that enables direct taxation and without limits. Six months later came the first legal income tax, then the IRS, payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare and tax withholding. The 16th Amendment gave the federal government huge new taxing power and we lost freedom, liberty and civil rights. The 16th Amendment enables a graduated income tax, the second requirement for a communist state per the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx. The 16th Amendment makes us all slaves to our government.
The big issues of tax reform are tax evasion, moving the tax base from production to consumption, and ending direct taxation with the repeal of the 16th Amendment. The Ways and Means Committee is ignoring these three problems. The FAIRtax bill HR25/S18 solves these problems, plus the 31 reasons presented by the Ways and Means Committee. Learn more and join the FAIRtax cause at bigsolution.org.