Posts Tagged ‘Income tax’

Taxation Is Robbery….. by Frank Chodorov

May 30, 2013 5 comments

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica defines taxation as “that part of the revenues of a state which is obtained by the compulsory dues and charges upon its subjects.”




That is about as concise and accurate as a definition can be; it leaves no room for argument as to what taxation is. In that statement of fact the word “compulsory” looms large, simply because of its ethical content.


The quick reaction is to question the “right” of the State to this use of power. What sanction, in morals, does the State adduce for the taking of property?


Is its exercise of sovereignty sufficient unto itself?




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Taxation is Robbery Part 2 – Frank Chodorov – Mises Daily

April 16, 2013 1 comment

[From Out of Step: The Autobiography of an Individualist, by Frank Chodorov; The Devin-Adair Company, New York, 1962, pp. 216-239.]



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A basic immorality becomes the center of a vortex of immoralities. When the State invades the right of the in­dividual to the products of his labors it appropriates an authority which is contrary to the nature of things and there­fore establishes an unethical pattern of behavior, for itself and those upon whom its authority is exerted.


Thus, the income tax has made the State a partner in the proceeds of crime; the law cannot distinguish between incomes derived from production and incomes derived from robbery; it has no concern with the source. Likewise, this denial of owner­ship arouses a resentment which breaks out into perjury and dishonesty.


Men who in their personal affairs would hardly think of such methods, or who would be socially ostracized for practicing them, are proud of, and are com­plimented for, evasion of the income tax laws; it is con­sidered proper to engage the shrewdest minds for that purpose.



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More degrading even is the encouragement by bribes of mutual spying. No other single measure in the history of our country has caused a comparable disregard of principle in public affairs, or has had such a deteriorating effect on morals.




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Tax Day by Murray N. Rothbard… “Stick ‘Em Up! ~ The Truth About Taxes”

April 15, 2013 4 comments

This unsigned editorial, written by Murray N. Rothbard, appeared in the April 15, 1969, issue of The Libertarian (soon to become The Libertarian Forum).


April 15, that dread Income Tax day, is around again, and gives us a chance to ruminate on the nature of taxes and of the government itself.


English: Murray Rothbard in the 90's

English: Murray Rothbard in the 90’s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




The first great lesson to learn about taxation is that taxation is simply robbery. No more and no less. For what is “robbery”? Robbery is the taking of a man’s property by the use of violence or the threat thereof, and therefore without the victim’s consent. And yet what else is taxation?




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3.8% Tax: What’s True, What’s Not

October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Rumors about the 3.8% Medicare tax continue to circulate. Here’s the definitive word on what’s true and what’s not on how the tax impacts real estate.



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Ever since health care reform was enacted into law more than two years ago, rumors have been circulating on the Internet and in e-mails that the law contains a 3.8 percent tax on real estate.


NAR quickly released material to show that the tax doesn’t target real estate and will in fact affect very few home sales, because it’s a tax that will only affect high-income households that realize a substantial gain on an asset sale, including on a home sale, once other factors are taken into account. Maybe 2-3 percent of home sellers will be affected.



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Nearly Unanimous: All American Should Pay Income Taxes

September 28, 2012 1 comment


Fox News has come out with a poll showing overwhelming agreement that all Americansshould pay income taxes.



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Seventy-nine percent say everyone should pay something, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday. That includes 85 percent of Republicans, 83 percent of independents and 71 percent of Democrats.


According to the IRS, last year approximately 41 percent of tax filers did not pay federal income tax. The Tax Policy Centerestimates that will increase to 46 percent this year.



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Supreme Errors by Peter Schiff (“The Evil Republicans Will Never Repeal O-Care They love power and pelf, too. Article by Peter Schiff.”)

July 4, 2012 4 comments

In the wake of my last commentary on the horrendous Supreme Court decision upholding Obama’s health care plan, several people have pointed out that I erred in saying that the income tax is a “direct tax.” While it is technically correct that the Court ultimately declared it to be an excise, not a direct tax, it is important to understand how it arrived at that opinion and why the decision has no practical relevance to the way the tax has been enforced.


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Just as it has done with Obamacare, the Court came up with a technically constitutional pathway to allow the government to collect a tax in a blatantly unconstitutional manner.

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(“Dr. No is on one side. The Republicrat Party is on the other……”) Alan Stang — Republican Party, Red From the Start

April 6, 2012 2 comments


Look away! Look away!

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…..So, again, the Republican Party did not “go wrong.” It was rotten from the start. It has never been anything else but red. The characterization of Republican states as “red states” is quite appropriate.

What do these revelations mean to us?

Again, Dr. Paul is an aberration. He is not a “traditional Republican.” A “traditional Republican” stands for high taxes, imperial government and perpetual war.

Dr. Paul is much more a traditional Democrat.

I refer of course to the Democrat Party before the Communist takeover, which began with the election of Woodrow Federal Reserve-Income Tax-World War I Wilson and was consummated with the election of liar, swindler, thief, traitor and mass murderer Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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