When are the taxpayers in America going to realize that the present tax system is broken beyond repair? It is bad enough that the tax code is now 73,954 pages long and growing. Can anyone explain to me how an average taxpayer is supposed to understand and abide by a tax system that complex? There is no way anyone can possibly understand a tax code that complex. Not even the IRS fully understands it. If you were to go to the IRS and ask certain questions of different agents, you would get different conflicting answers because the employees of the IRS don’t and can’t understand the tax code fully. Even Congress needs help in understanding the code, the beginning of this month Congress received a report explaining the tax code which consisted of 568 pages. That is 568 pages of explanation, not tax code.
How can the government really expect us to understand the tax code if it doesn’t even understand it? But yet our government expects us to have full knowledge of every aspect of our tax system. If they catch us not abiding with every aspect of the code they will come after us with the full force of the government. There is no ignorance clause to get you off but on the contrary they will tell that ignorance is no excuse for not obeying the law and throw the book at you. They can take away every position you have, even your freedom and there is nothing to stop them other than the tax code which no one understands.
One of the main reasons it has grown into such a beast is because of special interest groups. In our government there are always influential people or groups of people who influence our law makers. They get Congress to pass special laws that create loopholes within the tax system that benefit their pocket books. This has been going on since the dawn of time, but now these groups have accumulated so many loopholes or tax exemptions that our tax code is incomprehensible.
One of the biggest problems with our tax code is that it is far too easy to make exceptions within the system. That makes the system totally unfair and unjust. The only way the present system can be salvaged is by throwing out the code book and rewriting one from scratch. That would be virtually impossible, so the present system can’t be salvaged into a working just system. Even if it was cleaned up Congress would just turn around and start doing the same thing all over again.
An income based tax system will never work in a just manner. Even if you turned it into a flat tax system it would still be an income based system. That makes it susceptible to the same flaws as our present system. Special Interest groups would waste no time in courting their favorite Congressperson. A flat tax is still an income tax but with just a different tax rate. It would end up with the same growing mount of tax code because the tax rate has nothing to do with what is wrong with our present tax code. Sure our present system has problems with the implementation of a just tax rate, but that is because of the special interest groups’ influence. That will not go away if there was a flat tax rate. Therefore, you can expect the same adjustments or exemptions within the flat tax.
So you can see that the tax code is beyond understanding, thus beyond our control. It is a monster waiting to devour anyone it can. That monster has just recently raised its ugly head and tried to devour as many conservative groups that it could. Our tax system can be called the IRS because it is the tax code in body and soul. The recent actions of the IRS show just how corrupt our tax system has become. Once the government starts using the revenue system of political gains it is beyond our control. This should show every American why the system is broken beyond repair. The IRS has always been the big bad arm of the law that every American fears the most. Every American has that deep down fear that the IRS will audit them some day and then penalize them for some obscure tax code violation they weren’t aware of. I would dare say that most Americans fear the IRS more than any other government agency because it can make one’s life a living hell. It can turn one into a pauper without much effort at all.
Why would any American ever want to defend the IRS as a viable government agency? Defending the IRS is defending our massive tax code system. The tax code is corrupt and now it is apparent that the IRS is just as corrupt. What America needs is a new tax system that doesn’t lend itself to such corruption.
The Fair Tax is just such a system. Since it taxes at the purchase level and not at the income level it keeps the special interest groups from creating loopholes in the tax code. It also would eliminate the IRS because there would be no need for it in the future. It would eliminate the need for filing one’s taxes every year. It would eliminate the need for understanding 73,954 pages of tax code. It would tax only the purchases above the spending for the basic necessities of life. It would add millions of new taxpayers to the system because everyone who buys something will have to pay taxes. Even criminals who have been hiding their illegal income would then pay taxes as they spend their ill gotten gains.
Not only would everyone keep their pay check without having any income taxes deducted, but every head of a household would also get a “rebate” check from the government every month. That rebate is to reimburse for the taxes spent on the bare essentials of life, for everyone in their household.
Tell me how that is not a fairer system than what we have now? How is having a tyrannical IRS looking over your shoulder fair, especially since now we are being told that the IRS has gone rogue, which I doubt. It didn’t go rogue, it went with the marching orders that it received from a political government administration. There is no way that the IRS came up with the idea all by itself to harass conservative groups. It is a political ploy to go after one political group and the IRS is not politically agency but the people the IRS reports to are. This corruption goes well beyond the halls of the IRS.
Are you willing to go with the status quo and allow the IRS to continue to be the same monster agency which is always waiting in the wings to devour any and everyone it desires? OR… are you ready to take the next step in the evolution of our tax system, the next fair step, the next less tyrannical step and the next logical step in saving our economy. If you are willing to take that next step, or if you are at least willing to further understand that step then I suggest you do your homework and investigate the Fair Tax Bill.
There are many groups all across America who are willing to answer any questions you may have. Just about every state in the Union has a local group to help. I have included below, some websites just encase anyone wants to get their questions answered. There is even a list within the sites of various state sites for Fair Tax support.
I strongly suggest that if you aren’t behind the Fair Tax that you give it some serious thought. It can be the best thing that has ever happened to the American taxpayer and to our economy if we will let it. It is up to us to make it happen because Washington will never do it without us forcing them to do it. They don’t want it because the present tax system is a great source of power for them and they never want to give up power. So it is up to you to take that power away from them and put it back into your own hands or you can let them continue to terrorize you with this corrupt system. You decide… which will it be?
This article was written by Bertrum J Meisner Jr. I am not a professional writer. I am just a common every day laborer like most of you. I write from my heart, logic and life experiences. I am a devout Constitutional conservative and Christian. My only degree is in life experiences, which comes from a lifetime of learning from life. I derived my education from being part of this great nation and that has given me more of an education than I could ever get from any text book. I love this country and everything it is supposed to stand for. I write to bring it back to its roots and to help stop the destruction that is coming to this country both morally and physically.
Bertrum James Meisner Jr
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