Saturday, June 4, 2011

Flat Tax In Our Lifetime? YES!

Money is good.   I wish I had more of it.   I wish that my savings account and checking account and my kids' accounts would have more money in them.  Unfortunately they do not.  I have railed already about the cost of golf and how if President I would love to have as much time as the Anointed One has to play golf.   This post is not about that.  In fact from now until July 4th all my posts will be about the good ol' U.S. of A. (and I will try not to rip O as much as I do).

This post is about the freedoms we have to our lives.  We live in a society and Republic that allows us to spend money when we want and where we want to (within laws-sometimes it would be fun to be in Amsterdam).   We live in a capitalist society.  Not one of oppression.  Not one where kings and queens will take your money away.   We can make as much or as little as we want to.  Those who want to be rich can be.  Those who are comfortable with what they have can be.   Some who want to reshape the way cities look can.  Some who want to craft the land they live on and help feed the world, can.

We are quickly coming up to the 100 year old birthday of the 16th amendment to the Constitution.  This amendment allows Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on census results.  This amendment will turn 100 on February 3, 2013.  At first, this was a simple flat tax on income.  Noble idea.   Wish we could go back to this idea, not as a consumption tax but a flat tax on wages earned.  Of course, those on the left and far left will say that those who make more need to pay a higher tax rate than those who do not.  I say keep it a flat tax and cut back spending on worthless programs, projects, research and NPR (Yes they are a favorite of mine!).   Our freedoms rely on us being liquid and not dependent on others.  America has to have this passion again that we are a free society-not one that is sucking at our mothers teet all the time (in this case our Uncle Sam's teet but you get the point).

Could this happen?  YES.  We first have to educate lefties about spending (can't spend more than brought in) and educate everyone on why a flat tax is fair.   We also have to get the right people into positions to make this happen.  We have to defeat The Anointed One in 2012, take hold of the Senate and keep hold of the House.  Yes, America, Yes WE Can!

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