Business does not pay property tax, excise tax, import/export tax, business tax or regulatory expenses (over a trillion dollars just for federal regulations).
Business does not pay sales tax, airplane tax, hotel tax, parking tax, gasoline tax, utility tax, phone tax, car tax, beverage tax or even liquor tax.
Business doesn't pay for lawsuits, penalties, campaign contributions or lobbyists.
Business not pay for employee sick leave, vacation time, pensions or half of their Social Security tax.
Business does not pay for employee health, life, unemployment or disability insurance.
All these taxes and "Expenses" are passed on to you in the price of your purchases and reductions in wages (even down to the $0 wage of unemployment).
All these expenses are factored into your total compensation package and reduce the salary portion. Plus you lose the interest on the tax withheld from your paycheck.
Your landlord is a business and doesn't pay any of those taxes either. You do! It's reflected in the rent.
You pay for the expensive ethanol the government mandates to be put into gasoline and you also subsidize the Corn it's produced from.
Federal State and Local Debt
The government does not pay for anything. You do. Borrowed money is a hidden tax because it hits you in the future, when you and/or your children are taxed to pay interest and eventually the principal on the loan.
You pay for the people who don't pay their mortgage. You fund the Federal Mortgage insurance companies and pay for the government guarantee of mortgages. You receive no benefit or profit, the banks get that, but you pay the loss on every defaulted loan the government buys back and sells and the entire cost of what the government does not sell. Not to mention this is also not authorized in the Constitution.
Inflation is also a tax! When the government needs to pay off debt they create more Federal Reserve Notes that we call dollars. More total currency means each dollar, represents less of the total value/capital/assets.
Prices rise to reflect the difference and therefore your dollar can't buy as much as before. Where did the money go? From your pocket and savings to the Federal Government and the Banks.
Since the Federal Reserve was established, in 1913, it has decreased the purchasing power of the dollar 20 to 40 times over. That translates to robbing you 20 to 40 times over. And that's before Bush and Obama added 16 trillion more debt.
Big Banks do not pay for bad loans. You do. The Federal Reserve and the International Monetary Fund (20% comes from the USA) print more money to "restructure" the loans. Whether they are mortgages at home or foreign debt of Countries, your money is devalued and prices rise to compensate (inflation).
Interest keeps flowing to the banks and more principal cash is thrown down the drain to dictators and funding ill advised big government projects worldwide. We have lost trillions in dilution of our wealth and fostered famine and death by enriching thieves, terrorists and third world despotic regimes.
Everyone pay 6% a year interest on every dollar to the Federal Reserve. Right off the bat, the dollar is really only 94 cents.
Again, this is not authorized and, in fact, expressly prohibited by the Constitution.
Fraud and illegals
You pay unauthorized, increased taxes for fraudsters and illegal aliens who are subsidized by "welfare", food stamps, Medicaid, education, housing and other social services. Plus the cost of illegal alien criminal's damage, death, Cops, Lawyers, Jail etc.
Not to mention that even the legitimate beneficiaries are paid for by programs allowed only through false redefinition of the words "General Welfare" and usurpation of power, by the Supreme Court (which has no Constitutional power to create laws) and are not authorized in the Constitution.
(Minimum) Wage increases are passed on to you in the price you pay for goods and services. Minimum wage control eliminates entry level jobs for the unskilled (mostly minorities), causes layoffs, welfare, unemployment and crime which YOU pay for,
Also, based on false redefinition of the words "Interstate Commerce" and not authorized by the Constitution.
FEMA does not pay for disaster recovery to the uninsured, You Do!
Half the people in this country do not pay taxes. You pay their taxes on top of your own share. That is the "Progressive" income tax.
You personally, and the country collectively, bear the moral and financial burden for the government and it is incredibly higher than you ever imagined.
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Loss of liberty and opportunity
Income tax and tax breaks allow the government to impose ideas upon you and control your behavior rather than just society, religion or common law norms.
Income tax requirements destroy small businesses. For example see 1099 requirement for over $600 spent
Income tax creates a tyrannical entity never envisioned by the founders that can take everything from you. The IRS can take your paycheck, your bank accounts, your home and all your assets leaving you and your family homeless and penniless. Not to mention violate your privacy with every required financial disclosure.
How do you fix it? See The Society Project - Restore America
An example of some points:
- Fix the basis on which Political Decisions are made. Hold Politicians responsible to the Foundational principles and values of our country and base all political decisions on them.
- Give the President a line item veto. Better yet all bills should contain only one item. No more hiding pork inside thousand page documents of legalese.
- Vet all legislation through computer and business analysts to spot hidden flaws and consequences.
- Repeal the 16th Amendment which allowed Congress to tax you directly. Eliminate the IRS. Eliminate all taxes except consumption which is the Fairest Tax.
- Eliminate all do-good government largess or social programs and give them back to voluntary charity and the local community. Involuntary taking of Money from one person to give to another is stealing and not legitimate taxation to pay for government services. Charity comes from individuals directly not filtered through a corrupt government. Individual Charity is filling a poor person's glass with pure water. Socialist Charity is filtering the water through your kidneys first.
- Sunset all government agencies so they die out instead of growing like a cancer. Eliminate inefficiency and waste so the government needs less money to operate.
- Eliminate pensions and reduce Politician's compensation to a bare minimum so corrupt Politicians aren't attracted and only those who wish to serve will apply.
- Limit campaign to debates and meetings so the need for campaign money is low. That, together with eliminating all tax exemptions and a flat tax rate will keep Politicians from being beholden to special interest money.
- Add an option to choose none of the candidates in an election. If 51% vote "None" then new candidates must be chosen for a re-vote.
- Allow run off elections and eliminate Political Parties.
- Eliminate the Federal Reserve which is merely a cartel of banks. Get out of the IMF and the UN. They are just a clever ruse to steal your wealth and pull the USA into a Socialist World Government run by the rich and connected. World Charity is a front. Our private charities such as the Salvation Army accomplish more than any government.
- Government the world over is the Problem. It is a parasite filled with corruption. The only solution is to starve the governments of our money and return them to their proper minimum size and the world to sanity. Unfortunately we have an entrenched criminal cartel that will not relinquish their power and your wealth. If we fix the USA first then the world might have a chance.