“All in favor of taxing overtime pay lift your hoof and say OINK.”
“Of all income tax, I think the piggish tax on overtime is the worst. People spend the extra time away from their personal lives to pay off bills or to save for something special. We DON’T work it just to have the greedy government steal more.”
Did you notice my alluding to income tax as ‘theft’? Well, income tax is nothing short of armed robbery. Yes, armed. If you’re convicted of tax evasion, police with guns will take you to a prison where the guards all carry firearms too. And what actual authority does a government have to take this tax, or to punish you with non-compliance if you refuse? The true answer is NONE.
Are you a serf? Does the land that you dwell on actually own your body? Or do you believe that you are free? The British North Act created the Canadian government. But what right did a gang of now long-dead politicians have to consign us to slavery to a parliament? Again, the factual answer is NONE whatsoever.
“YIKES! Did that sound like anarchy?” Chris Warkentin once accused me of being an anarchist when I was trying to explain an innovative way of having real justice and an actual reduction in crime. But my view of what government could be and should be is NOT anarchy. The better name for it might just be honesty because answers to most of our social problems can be found by examining them truthfully.
No. A government does not have any rational right to tax free people. Companies and corporations though, are entities created by laws. They are slaves to prosperity and since our laws are the true owner, we DO have the right to tax them. Plus doing so would liberate people from the distasteful task of accounting ourselves to government. So, why can’t we look at that and decide?
Obviously, we can’t debate the issue of income tax, because the government does NOT want to question the legitimacy of their gravy train. So I’m running for office. Vote for me and I’ll expend my every effort in putting income tax on the table – and if at all possible, onto the chopping block as well.
Even though you know that a government requires revenue to meet public needs, do you still resent paying taxes and the government that taxes you so heavily? Perhaps your irritation is born in your innermost belief a government has no right to enslave you. Well, we can do something about that. You can send me to speak on your behalf.