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Death and Taxes….. tick tock tick tock tick tock…

September 24, 2013 10 comments



“Taking into account all levels of government, the net tax rate of those born in 1920 is 29% over their lifetimes, rising gradually to 34% for those born in 1980. For the generation born in 1994, it is 84%, and reduced only to 72% by the “extreme” Republican budget proposals. Is it fair for our future citizens to keep only 16% or 28% of their earned income?”
— Fred Holden
Author of Total Power of 1 in America
Source: Government can never be “back in business,” The Unreported News, p. 6, January 31, 1996.

“There are two distinct classes of men in the nation,
those who pay taxes, and those who receive and live upon the taxes.”
— Thomas Paine
(1737-1809) US Founding father, pamphleteer, author

“The Constitution prohibits any direct tax, unless in proportion to numbers as ascertained by the census….. [and] … prohibits Congress from laying a
direct tax on the revenue from property of the citizen without regard to state
— United States Supreme Court
Source: Pollack v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Company {157 U.S. 429} (1895)





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