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    Today, 08:05 AM
    We? The United States has, since the 1980s, cut toxic emissions dramatically! When you and those who advocate the "green new deal", compel countries like China and India to cut their toxic emissions as the United States already has, then get back to us here in the United States and peddle your green new deal. JWK In every communist dictatorial oppressive country, like Cuba, the people are disarmed. Forewarned is forearmed.
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    Today, 07:26 AM
    :rolleyes: Congress has power to lay and collect a direct tax upon the states, the only requirement is Congress must follow the rule of apportioning such a tax, e.g., The Act of July 14, 1798, c. 75, 1 Stat. 53 in which each state's apportioned share was calculated, and each state was notified of its apportioned fair share. JWK
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    Today, 05:50 AM
    How about our Constitution's original tax plan? “SECTION 1. The Sixteenth Amendment is hereby repealed and Congress is henceforth forbidden to lay ``any`` tax or burden calculated from profits, gains, interest, salaries, wages, tips, inheritances or any other lawfully realized money. NOTE: these words would return us to our founding father’s ORIGINAL TAX PLAN as they intended it to operate! They would also end the experiment with allowing Congress to lay and collect taxes calculated from lawfully earned "incomes" which now oppresses America‘s economic engine and robs the bread which working people have earned when selling their labor! "SECTION 2. Congress ought not raise money by borrowing, but when the money arising from imposts duties and excise taxes are insufficient to meet the public exigencies, and Congress has raised money by borrowing during the course of a fiscal year, Congress shall then lay a direct tax at the beginning of the next fiscal year for an amount sufficient to extinguish the preceding fiscal year's deficit, and apply the revenue so raised to extinguishing said deficit."
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    Today, 05:44 AM
    During our Constitution's framing and ratification debates, the were a number of comments made that whenever the federal government decided to lay an internal tax within a state's borders, the State would have the opportunity to raise the said revenue, before federal tax collectors entered the state for that purpose. I just thought you would be interested in that historical fact. In addition, during one of the direct taxes levied by the federal government upon the states, a bill was sent to each of the states with their share of the tax and a time period was set allowing the state to collect the tax and send it to the federal government. See Section 7 of the direct tax of 1813 allowing states to pay their respective quotas and be entitled to certain deductions in meeting their payment on time. JWK
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    Today, 05:32 AM
    I still have no idea what you mean by "Flat tax within our borders (domestic)." What are you taxing, and how do you calculate it? JWK
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    Today, 05:28 AM
    I still have absolutely no idea what you are taxing and how you would calculate what you are taxing. JWK
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    Yesterday, 03:19 PM
    Flat tax on what? JWK The Federal Reserve System of 1913 and the Sixteenth Amendment, also of 1913, have provided the necessary tools to spread the evil tentacles of democratic capitalism into almost every corner of our once free market, free enterprise system.
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    Yesterday, 07:30 AM
    I agree with Congress' primary revenue ought to come from taxes at our water's edge. But, what do you mean by a tax on state budgets? JWK “…a national revenue must be obtained; but the system must be such a one, that, while it secures the object of revenue it shall not be oppressive to our constituents.”___ ___Madison, during the creation of our Nation’s first revenue raising Act
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    Yesterday, 07:25 AM
    And just what is it that I wrote regarding Wilson? As an advocate in adopting the Constitution, James Wilson (who was a prominent delegate to the Constitutional Convention) pointed out during Pennsylvania’s ratification debates that: “In this Constitution, a power is given to Congress to collect imposts , which is not given by the present Articles of Confederation. A very considerable part of the revenue of the United States will arise from that source; it is the easiest, most just, and most productive method of raising revenue; and it is a safe one, because it is voluntary. No man is obliged to consume more than he pleases, and each buys in proportion only to his consumption." Elliots VOL II, page 467 Wilson So, a characteristic of an indirect tax is one which is voluntarily paid during the taxpayer’s consumption, and safe because no man is obliged to consume more than he pleases.
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    04-20-2019, 02:06 PM
    Yup. You do make up a lot crap, and ignore the actual words spoken by our founders during the framing and ratification debates of our Constitution, especially those I have quoted and documented with respect to direct vs indirect taxes. If you ever get around to refuting what I have posted regarding the meaning of direct vs indirect taxation, as understood by our founders, and do so by relying upon the debates during which time our constitution was framed and ratified as I have done, then, and only then would such a refutation be worthy of consideration. :rolleyes: JWK
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    04-20-2019, 09:07 AM
    Thank you for your opinion asserting a federal tax upon earned wages is not a direct tax, which is suspiciously void of historical evidence to substantiate the claim. In regard to your assertion that a tax upon wages “… is not, and never has been a direct tax …”, a review of Adam Smith’s, Wealth of Nations, a contemporary writing of the time which was familiar to many of our founders, indicates your assertion is without foundation. In this writing we find the following reference regarding a capitation tax: “Capitation taxes, so far as they are levied upon the lower ranks of people, are direct taxes upon the wages of labor.” Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, id. at pg. 540. Keep in mind, to be faithful to our Constitution which commands “No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken”, and, to be in compliance with the rules which govern constitutional construction, it is essential to determine the meaning of a direct tax as it was understood by our Founders. When Justice Roberts wrote in the Obamacare case that “The shared responsibility payment is thus not a direct tax that must be apportioned among the several States”, he confirmed what previous Supreme Court cases have concluded ___ direct taxes, notwithstanding the Sixteenth Amendment, are still required to be apportioned.
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    04-18-2019, 02:22 PM
    Only if such a tax is not direct, in which case the rule of apportionment must be applied. JWK
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    04-18-2019, 06:04 AM
    I see no one has commented on ending the Victory Tax of 1943 which began a tax on working people’s earned wages, and replacing it with a luxury tax on specifically selected articles of consumption considered to be luxury. Wouldn’t such a tax bring a measure of fairness to federal taxation in that the poorest among us could avoid the tax while the wealthy would only be subject to the tax when voluntarily purchasing articles of luxury? JWK “…..with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow-citizens—a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities“. Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address
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    04-16-2019, 01:31 PM
    To be honest, their idea of democratic capitalism would be Obama’s green energy money laundering operation, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, our student loan crisis, the 2018 farm subsidy bill, small business loans, and many other taxpayer financed schemes in which our federal treasury is plundered by folks in government, and a privileged few benefit at the expense of hard working citizens having their earned wages confiscated to finance the above mentioned privileged few. JWK Socialist democrats running for office will promise food on the table, free public housing, health care for all, guaranteed income, free college tuition, and other niceties by taxing the so called rich; and if by chance they ever do get political power because of such promises made, their socialist iron-fisted dependency will enslave the very fools who elected them.
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    04-16-2019, 06:47 AM
    So, is anyone here a fan of "democratic capitalism"? And just what is your definition of "democratic capitalism"? cap·i·tal: Wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available or contributed for a particular purpose such as starting a company or investing. ism: A productive suffix in the formation of nouns denoting action or practice, state or condition, principles, doctrines, a usage or characteristic, devotion or adherence, etc.
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    04-16-2019, 05:37 AM
    The truth is tortured? JWK Socialist democrats running for office will promise food on the table, free public housing, health care for all, guaranteed income, free college tuition, and other niceties by taxing the so called rich; and if by chance they ever do get political power because of such promises made, their socialist iron-fisted dependency will enslave the very fools who elected them.
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    04-15-2019, 01:46 PM
    See Cory Booker unveils plan to cut taxes for half the country “Booker''s plan calls for expanding the EITC's benefits to higher incomes — from a maximum income of $54,000 to $90,0000 for married couples — and raising the maximum benefits as well. Joint filers could receive a 25 percent higher maximum credit, topping out at about $8,000 per year. The plan includes a bigger bump in benefits for childless workers, whose EITC payout is currently capped at about about $500, but would rise up to about $4,000 under Booker's plan.” The problem with Booker’s plan is, it makes no attempt to end the unconstitutional and oppressive Temporary victory tax of 1943 which began our federal government’s modern-day confiscation of working people’s earned wages. Let us not forget it was the Socialist Democrats who passed the 1943 "Victory Tax". Roosevelt’s 1943 "Victory Tax" expanded the “income tax” upon corporations and businesses to include a 5 percent “temporary” tax upon working people’s earned wages. And although the 16th Amendment was specifically, and intentionally sold as a way to tax “unearned income” as distinguished from earned wages, the temporary tax on working people’s earned wages was sold as a patriotic necessity in the war effort. But to this very day, Roosevelt’s Temporary Victory Tax, which robs the bread working people earned by the sweat of their brow, is still being collected, and its burden has constantly increased over the years, interfering with poor working people from accumulate wealth, and has forced millions upon millions of poor working wage earners into a state of poverty, and then dependency upon government for their subsistence ___ an outcome which is needed by corrupted political leaders to maintain a permanent and financially dependent underclass voting block!
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    04-15-2019, 09:31 AM
    She nailed it! Especially when she notes how Buttigieg is a created of our communist big media. JWK Socialist democrats running for office will promise food on the table, free public housing, health care for all, guaranteed income, free college tuition, and other niceties by taxing the so called rich; and if by chance they ever do get political power because of such promises made, their socialist iron-fisted dependency will enslave the very fools who elected them.
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    04-13-2019, 08:40 AM
    During an INTERVIEW on NBC's "Meet the Press," Pete Buttigieg warned that "democratic capitalism" is "slipping away" from the U.S. "America is a capitalist society. But it's got to be democratic capitalism. And that part's really important. And it's slipping away from us. In other words, when capitalism comes into tension with democracy, which is more important to you? I believe democracy is more important," he said. The phrase “democratic capitalism” used by Pete Buttigier, is very telling and alarming, but a phrase one would expect to be used by someone whose father had a love affair with communism. See Nothing to See Here! Pete Buttigieg’s Dad Was a Renowned Marxist ”The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who really, really liked the Communist Manifesto.
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    04-11-2019, 04:16 PM
    Getting back to the subject of the thread, see: Pete Buttigieg’s father was a Marxist professor who lauded the Communist Manifesto “The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin.” It’s quite obvious when Pete talks about “democratic capitalism”, he certainly is not talking about a free market, free enterprise system and leaving the people free to pursue their own economic interests. He’s talking about a centrally controlled system in which folks in government manage a centrally controlled economy and invest tax revenue to accomplish part of their goals. JWK
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    04-11-2019, 08:27 AM
    I didn't use the dictionary to find the meaning of capitalism. I used morphology, the study of how words are put together or “shaped” by using morphemes, which include prefixes, roots, and suffixes. :rolleyes:
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    04-11-2019, 08:24 AM
    Capitalism, the investment of capital, is utilized in a free market system to achieve economic goals. But capitalism, when applying morphology is not descriptive of free enterprise or free market. Are you a victim of a government school education? JWK The Federal Reserve System of 1913 and the Sixteenth Amendment, also of 1913, have provided the necessary tools to spread the evil tentacles of federal capitalism into almost every corner of our once free market, free enterprise system.
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    04-11-2019, 07:57 AM
    Stop with the crap. I pointed to examples of capitalism . . . the investment of capital to achieve an anticipated profit and/or goal. :rolleyes:
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    04-11-2019, 07:53 AM
    see: The Sad Decline Of The Word "Capitalism" If “capitalism” is viewed as a dirty word, should think tanks “clean it up” or abandon it? Like other Americans who were not born in the United States, I still mourn the loss of the word “liberal.” In most of the world the word means nearly the opposite of what it means here. I doubt that the word capitalism will be “stolen” but should we mind if it gets lost? As to the meaning of "capitalism", why not apply fundamental rules to get at its meaning? Breaking the phrase down we find: cap·i·tal:… wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available or contributed for a particular purpose such as starting a company or investing.
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    04-11-2019, 07:27 AM
    I never indicated I oppose capitalism. Stop with your innuendos. I simply emphasized the prominent feature between the two, and indicated our system is best described as free market, free enterprise, "free" being the operative word, a word you seem to have a problem with. :rolleyes: JWK The Federal Reserve System of 1913 and the Sixteenth Amendment, also of 1913, have provided the necessary tools to spread the evil tentacles of federal capitalism into almost every corner of our once free market, free enterprise system.
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    04-10-2019, 08:35 PM
    Actually, I am the one who supports free market, free enterprise to describe our system, the primary characteristics of which are people being left free to pursue their own economic interests, without government preferences, and with the least government intrusion, and left free to mutually agree in their contracts and associations. By contrast, capitalism's distinguishing feature is focused on the investment of capital to achieve an anticipated profit and/or goal. cap·i·tal:… wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available or contributed for a particular purpose such as starting a company or investing. ism:
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    04-10-2019, 12:54 PM
    No. I am specifically talking about capitalism ___ the investment of capital to achieve an anticipated profit and/or goal ___ which gave us Obama’s green energy money laundering operation, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, our student loan crisis, and many other taxpayer financed disasters. cap·i·tal:… wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available or contributed for a particular purpose such as starting a company or investing. ism:… a productive suffix in the formation of nouns denoting action or practice, state or condition, principles, doctrines, a usage or characteristic, devotion or adherence, etc. JWK
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    04-10-2019, 07:45 AM
    Capitalism gave us Obama’s green energy money laundering operation, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Enron, our student loan crisis, and many other taxpayer financed disasters. Do you not learn from history? JWK Democratic Capitalists running for office will promise food on the table, free public housing, health care for all, guaranteed income, free college tuition, and other niceties by taxing the so called rich; and if by chance they ever do get political power because of such promises made, their socialist iron-fisted dependency will enslave the very fools who elected them.
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    I saw your debate with Wild English nut-job Rose with the Fair Tax. Man you tore him apart!

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