Taxation is theft — so why do Americans put up with it?
I ask this all the time. I think it comes down to the basic fact that there are now more takers than there are makers. More people are in the wagon and fewer people are pulling the wagon. Yet the people pulling the wagon are the problem. In other words… Bizarro World..
Social Security taxes and income taxes have dogged us all since their institution during the last century, and few politicians have been willing to address these ploys for what they are: [B]theft[/B]. Texas Gov. Rick Perry caused a firestorm among big-government types during the Republican presidential primaries last year when he called Social Security a Ponzi scheme. He was right. It’s been a scam from its inception, and it’s still a scam today.
It was also intended to cause voters to become dependent on Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Democrats. FDR copied the idea from a system established in Italy by Mussolini. At the time, the average life expectancy of Americans was 61 years of age, but Social Security didn’t kick in until age 65. Thus, the system was geared to take money from the average American worker that he would never see returned.
Today, the best one can hope to receive from Social Security is dollars with the buying power of 75 cents for every dollar contributed. That makes Social Security worse than a Ponzi scheme.You can get out of a Ponzi investment. You can’t get out of Social Security. Who would stay with a bank that returned only 75 percent of one’s savings?
Here’s an example you’ve heard before. You’re sitting at home at night, and there’s a knock at the door. You open the door, and a guy with a gun pointed at you says: “Give me your money. I want to give it away to the less fortunate.” You think he’s dangerous and crazy, so you call the police. Then you find out he is the police, there to collect your taxes.
Yet, the imposition of a federal income tax is more than just taking from those who work and earn and giving to those who don’t. At its base, it is a terrifying presumption. [B]It presumes that we don’t really own our property.[/B] It accepts the Marxist notion that the state owns all the property and the state permits us to keep and use whatever it needs us to have so we won’t riot in the streets. And then it steals and uses whatever it can politically get away with. Do you believe this?
There are only three ways to acquire wealth in a free society. The [B]inheritance model[/B] occurs when someone gives you wealth. The [B]economic model[/B] occurs when you trade a skill, a talent, an asset, knowledge, sweat, energy or creativity to a willing buyer. And the [B]mafia model[/B] occurs when a guy with a gun says: “Give me your money or else.”
Which model does the government use? Why do we put up with this?