“I believe God did give mankind unlimited gifts to invent, produce and create. And for that reason it would be wrong for governments to devise a tax structure that suppresses those gifts” Ronald Reagan. In order to understand the history of ‘Taxation’ in the USA, you’ll have to spend countless hours of reading and research. Why would anyone want to do that you ask? Well, if you stop to realize the depth of how each and every one of us is affected by the ‘Tax Layering’ that’s been put into place, you will be ‘Stunned’.
Taxes are used for ‘Social Engineering’, ‘Class Division’, ‘Greed’, ‘Warfare’, and ‘Control’. Make no mistake about it, we are but “Tax Slaves” when you analyze how much of our labor energy is taken from us via the ‘Tax Layering’ of Federal, State, County, and City taxes. And we are constantly hearing terms like ‘Global Taxes’, which if those ever come into reality will zap even more of our labor energy.
A recent article by Bill Federer covers this whole topic from a historical viewpoint starting at the Civil War, and rolling forward to the present. We strongly recommend reading his article, for knowledge and information. Here are a few quotes from this article;
“Originally, Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution prohibited a direct federal income tax on American citizens: “No capitation or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken.”
“The federal government’s revenue was derived from excise taxes on specific items like salt, tea, tobacco, etc., and tariff taxes on imports. Prior to the Civil War, most tariff taxes were collected at Southern ports, like Charleston, South Carolina. Tariffs made foreign goods more expensive, motivating people to buy domestically produced goods, made mostly in Northern factories. The South had few factories, as its economy was based on agricultural crops, mostly cotton and rice, which unfortunately relied heavily on slave labor. Thus, the tariff taxes that helped the North, hurt the South.”
“Originally, the income tax was a one percent tax on the top one percent richest people. It was a type of “soak-the-rich” tax only intended for industrialists such as Rockefeller, Carnegie, Vanderbilt, Fisk, Flagler, Gould, Harriman, Mellon, J.P. Morgan and Schwab. Industrialists strategically avoided paying the income tax by transferring their assets into tax-exempt charitable and educational foundations, such as the Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Foundation.”
“This tax-exempt category had previously been for churches, which historically were the providers of social welfare through their: hospitals, medical clinics, orphanages, schools, soup kitchens, where they cared for orphans, widows, maimed soldiers, prisoners, unwed mothers, widows, shut-ins, homeless, juvenile delinquents and immigrants.”
To read this informative article by Bill Federer (CLICK HERE)
“No Matter How Much They Take It’s Never Enough”