The GOP tax cut

The GOP tax cut

I call it the GOP tax cut because only Republican lawmakers voted for it. The Democrats, who have called the Tax Cut and Jobs Act a “money grab,” sat it out.

They told you, essentially, that they believe your money belongs to government first, and they get to decide what you keep. And they wanted more of it, not less.

Under the bill more than 80 percent of middle class workers will get to keep more of their own money. That’s always a good thing, even if the bill falls far short of what it should be in the so-called “land of the free.”

As usual, the conversation is not being framed correctly, and that is by design. The messengers (propagandists) of the elites want it that way.

First of all, what is truly necessary to fund government; or, better yet, what is necessary government that must be funded? Also, how is it a “money grab” to cut corporate tax rates. Corporations don’t pay taxes; they are pass-through agencies who collect taxes and pass them to government.

These are questions that are not asked. Politicians won’t address these questions because their goal is to accrue more power over the people through government. Politicians never relinquish power, and government never shrinks.

Think for a moment. In 2000, President Bill Clinton submitted a budget of $1.9 trillion for the 2001 year. Do you recall hardships, starving children, neglected old people or a military with antiquated weapons that year? Certainly not.

The GOP plan does not cut spending. But a money grab? The only money being grabbed is grabbed by government. But it’s not done to fund government, as politicians and government men would have you believe.

The United States doesn’t need taxes to fund government. Income taxes are merely a means of controlling and redistributing wealth and providing government with a personal dossier of all Americans.

So-called income taxes, as defined and used by the socialist state, leads the people into a swamp of confusion by design. Socialism attracts corruption and corruption attracts socialism.

Income tax systems go hand-in-hand with fiat paper money systems. The money creators cannot create wealth, but they can transfer wealth with depreciating (inflating) paper money.

In “Rights of Man,” Thomas Paine noted, “If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.”

Both James Madison and Thomas Jefferson also noted the destructive nature of taxes.

In Federalist No. 39, Madison wrote, “[T]he most productive system of finance will always be the least burdensome.”

In a letter to Joseph Milligan, Jefferson wrote, “To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”

Now if only Congress would set about cutting spending and returning government to its constitutional parameters…

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