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    Today, 08:52 PM
    My statement is factual. Direct taxes are still, to this day, required to be apportioned. As to the claim that the only direct taxes under our Constitution are “capitations and taxes on the mere ownership of property”, that assertion is not sustainable when researching historical fact, and researching what were considered to be “direct taxes” during the time period our Constitution was being framed. To broaden you knowledge, you may want to research the Stamp Act of 1765 which was considered to be a direct tax because it was levied internally by the British Parliament as opposed to being a tax levied on imports. Additionally, a wealth based tax was also considered to be a direct tax, and then there was a “poll” or “head” tax which in some instances was also called and “income tax”. Likewise, “general assessments” were also considered to be a “direct tax”. And in the Wealth Of Nations, we find a tax imposed on the wages of labor was contemporarily considered to be a “direct tax”. Hamilton's brief in the Hylton carriage case says: 'The following are presumed to be the only direct taxes: Capitation or poll taxes, taxes on lands and buildings, general assessments, whether on the whole property of individuals, or on their whole real or personal estate. All else must, of necessity, be considered as indirect taxes.'
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    Today, 07:21 PM
    So some skivvy guy tried to get a soft-porn actress to kiss him, let me put on my shocked face... In the meantime, I can only imagine the things Hugh made her do at the ol' PB Mansion.
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    Today, 07:14 PM
    What is disingenuous as well as “ignorant” is your suggestion that the words you quoted are my conclusion. In fact the words are those of the author of the article which you omitted from your post. Having said that, your misunderstanding of our Constitution does not advance your conclusion that our original Constitution did not ban Congress from taxing “income”. In fact, taxing “income” was banned by the limited taxing powers granted to Congress. There is no provision in our original Congress granting a power to Congress to tax “income”. Try reading our Constitution someday and study its documented legislative intent, before posting your personal opinions concerning the meaning of our Constitution. JWK
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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    . See Our abominable income tax system By Ken Hoagland Published April 15, 2015 Fox News ”Taxing income itself was originally specifically banned by the Founding Fathers as immoral. Only the ratification of the 16th amendment in February 1913 allowed our federal government to legally apportion direct taxes. The legislation itself began as a dare to Congressional Republicans, many of whom who voted for it believing states would never ratify such an expansion of federal powers.” Contrary to the above mentioned article, our original Constitution actually required, and still requires to this very date that “direct taxes” are to be apportioned. See Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3. “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States . . . “ The first apportioned direct tax was laid 1798, well before 1913. See, the Act of July 14, 1798, c. 75, 1 Stat. 53 which imposed an apportioned direct tax upon real estate and a capitation tax upon slaves.
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    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    I never said "IMO tax reductions that result in increased debt is not a reduction, but a delay. The only certain way to reduce the burden to the taxpayer is to reduce federal spending first."
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    Yesterday, 04:59 PM
    What are you talking about? 45% of our population pay no income tax! How "low" can you go? That 45% have a vested interest in voting for communists, socialists, progressives, "liberals", and anyone who promises to keep their free government cheese coming. JWK If we can make 51 percent of America’s population dependent upon a federal government check, we can then bribe them for their vote, keep ourselves in power and keep the remaining portion of America’s productive population enslaved to pay the bills ____ Our Washington Establishment’s Republican/Democrat Marxist game plan, a plan to establish a federal plantation and redistribute the bread which labor and business has produced.
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    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    See: The Constitution’s financial terms, part IV: The apportionment rule OCTOBER 23RD, 2015 ”Behind the apportionment requirement was this unifying principle: At least in the lower legislative chamber, taxation should be coupled with representation. This principle had been a justification for the Revolution, and no one active in the debates over the Constitution seems to have overtly disagreed with it. The framers saw the practical application of this principle in an apportionment rule that tailored each state’s tax burden to its congressional representation.” The article goes on to emphasize the rule of apportioning direct taxes was ”…designed to assure impartial federal treatment of the several states. Without the apportionment rule, a congressional majority from one group of states might vote to extract a disproportionate share of revenue from the rest.” Today, our socialists, communists, liberals and progressives in Congress are using the power of direct taxation to enter each state and seek out the most productive hard working citizens and businesses in each state who are then taxed directly, and forced to contribute an unequal tax burden than a State’s lazy and unproductive citizens, even though our Constitution specifically requires any direct tax upon individuals, requires apportionment ___ a rule which works out to be an equal per capita tax.
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    Yesterday, 04:05 PM
    You have misquoted me in your post. Please correct it. JWK
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    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    There is nothing fraudulent about a balanced budget amendment which actually compels Congress to balance the budget on an annual basis. Having said that, every one of the so-called balanced budget amendments cooked up by our Washington Swamp Creatures would actually make it constitutional for Congress to not balance the budget on an annual basis. On the other hand, the Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment does require the federal budget to be balanced on an annual basis! JWK "In matters of power let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. " ___ Jefferson
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    Yesterday, 06:01 AM
    I can't recall one member of Congress in my lifetime promoting the use of the apportioned tax to extinguish an annual deficit, which our Founders intended to be used on such occasions. On the other hand, there have been a very large number of Congress Critters who promote a fraudulent "balanced budget amendment" which would actually make it constitutional to not extinguish annual deficits. JWK There was a time not too long ago in New York when the able-bodied were ashamed to accept home relief, a program created by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1931 when he was Governor. Now, New York City and many other major cities are infested with countless government cheese factions, including recent abled bodied immigrants, who not only demand welfare, but use it to buy beer, wine, drugs, sex, and Lotto tickets.
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    11-17-2017, 07:08 PM
    . See 4 Republican Senators in Private Talks That Could Kill Current Tax Reform Bill ”Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford are among the four — enough to stop a bill that can only spare two Republican defections — who have concerns about a tax reform bill that was estimated to hike the deficit by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. The other two senators have not publicly confirmed their concerns.” Sen. Flake continued: “I’ve been concerned for a long time on our debt and deficit — that’s what animates me,” “There are a couple other people who are concerned as well. We can do tax reform in ways that will grow the economy but we can’t just ignore the debt and deficit.” If Senator Jeff Flake were sincerely concerned that the House Bill may raise the deficit by $1.5 Trillion over a ten year period, he would offer an amendment to the tax reform bill dealing with the alleged concern. In fact, he could offer an amendment that would require Congress to immediately extinguish year-end deficits, should they occur, as is found in the Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment.
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    11-17-2017, 08:29 AM
    It is not "tax reform". It is income tax manipulation which keeps alive the notoriously evil and arbitrary powers associated with the communist/socialist income tax. It is an ongoing attack on our free market system and allows our Washington Swamp Creatures to use the power of taxation to subvert and undermine our nation's founding principles. Real tax reform is found in the Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment! “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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    11-17-2017, 07:53 AM
    . See Trump Hails 'Big Win' For Tax Reform--13 GOP Reps Disagree ”President Trump on Thursday praised the House GOP’s passage of their tax reform plan, calling it a “big win” for reform.” The fact is, President Trump's support for the House Bill does absolutely nothing to reform the manner in which Congress raises its federal revenue! Does President Trump’s tax reform end unequal direct taxation and restore our Constitution’s rule of apportioning direct taxation? No!
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    11-07-2017, 06:31 PM
    Is this the real Nov. 4th startup? Two shootings reported now. P.S. Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan you can straight up go and fuck yourself; and may all grab you by your ANTIFA--BAMN, you are a criminal coward!
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    11-07-2017, 07:00 AM
    No. The should be marched off to jail for illegal entry. And countless do not pay any income taxes. Many work off the books, below the going wage and get paid in cash and off the books. JWK There was a time not too long ago in New York when the able-bodied were ashamed to accept home relief, a program created by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1931 when he was Governor. Now, New York City and many other major cities are infested with countless government cheese factions, including recent abled bodied immigrants, who not only demand welfare, but use it to buy beer, wine, drugs, sex, and Lotto tickets.
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    11-06-2017, 03:59 PM
    Nothing is "made up" or inaccurate if they are able bodied and too lazy to work enough hours to meet their own economic needs, and they receive government cheese. Aside from that we wouldn't have this problem if our Constitution's original tax plan was inforce and Congress' primary source of revenue came from imposts, duties and excise taxes on specifically selected articles of consumption, preferably articles of luxury. And this brings us back to the topic of the thread which concludes that the Republican Party's alleged tax reform is not reform ___ it is tax manipulation of the patently evil income tax system. JWK
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    11-06-2017, 03:45 PM
    And that I agree with! It is not only stealing, but was viewed as tax tyranny! "Under a just and equal Government, every individual is entitled to protection in the enjoyment of the whole product of his labor, except such portion of it as is necessary to enable Government to protect the rest; this is given only in consideration of the protection offered. In every bounty, exclusive right, or monopoly, Government violates the stipulation on her part; for, by such a regulation, the product of one man's labor is transferred to the use and enjoyment of another. The exercise of such a right on the part of Government can be justified on no other principle, than that the whole product of the labor or every individual is the real property of Government, and may be distributed among the several parts of the community by government discretion; such a supposition would directly involve the idea, that every individual in the community is merely a slave and bondsman to Government, who, although he may labor, is not to expect protection in the product of his labor. An authority given to any Government to exercise such a principle, would lead to a complete system of tyranny." ___ see Representative Giles, speaking before Congress February 3rd, 1792 One of the very reasons our founders demanded by our Constitution that No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken. was to preclude our federal government from taxing people directly and under such a tax imposing unequal tax burdens among the people and at our federal government's discretion. Keep in mind our Constitution's rule requiring "direct taxes" to be apportioned has never been repealed or altered and our Supreme Court has repeatedly stated, after the adoption of the 16th amendment, that "direct taxes" are still required to be apportioned. A direct tax when imposed directly upon the people turns out to be an equal per capita tax!
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    11-05-2017, 12:48 AM
    Just for thought, didn't BLM and Occupy also have slow starts at first, followed by overly long fizzles and lackluster peaks?
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    11-04-2017, 03:46 AM
    ...Well, unless it pertains to so-called "terrorism".
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    11-04-2017, 01:48 AM
    Just to note, is it not rather odd that Netflix and Hulu both pulled the revival episodes shortly after the final episode, still not having returned? Also, what the crap is going on with Wayward Pines (not that subsequent seasons are improving the plot any), is it over or not!!!
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    11-03-2017, 10:31 PM
    ...And somewhere, someplace, now, right now, this night, this hour, this moment, this second, Rand is not loosing a blink of sleep.
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    11-03-2017, 09:07 PM
    Old article, posting for reference: Remember When Andrew Joseph Stack Flew a Plane Into a Texas IRS Building? That was February 18, 2010. A week later, the agency's scrutiny of the Tea Party began. Here's what happened leading up to the two events. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/05/remember-when-andrew-joseph-stack-flew-a-plane-into-a-texas-irs-building/275887/ http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N2889D
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    Hi I'm Chowder

    I saw your debate with Wild English nut-job Rose with the Fair Tax. Man you tore him apart!

    Anyway I want to say thanks for the info you posted on the Hannity Forums. I used to be a neo-con but I saw the light around December of last year.

    I also used to support the fair tax and really thought for a while it seemed like a good idea. But your statements have changed my mind.

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