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Government tax scam works since days of ancient Rome

Tacitus, the gabby Roman historian of 1 A.D., reported a new scam making the rounds in ancient commercial circles:

Gaius Cornelius Tacitus

A tax of four per cent on the sale of slaves was remitted, an apparent rather than a real boon, for as the seller was ordered to pay it, purchasers found it was added as part of the price.

I have a clue for Tacitus, who was probably the world’s first newspaper columnist, judging by the volume of imperial dirt he uncovered and publicized. This tax racket probably had been around since governments first learned to squeeze wealth from working stiffs. Smarter stiffs found a way to make the dumber stiffs do the paying.

And it is still going today, as exemplified by the “make them pay their fair share” philosophy of the Democrat Party. The “them” to whom our proto-socialists refer are mostly corporations, because they are the entities with the most money. As each new tax is levied, manufacturers and distributors simply jack up their prices and John Public does the actual paying.  Politicians love this process because they escape the lethal political onus of having voted for a hated general tax. Continue reading

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Politicians ruining your day? Strike back by joining National Tea Party

Original Tea Party as Bostonians strike at British taxes

The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.  –G.K. Chesterton

Whether Democrats or Republicans hold power in Washington, the national debt continues to rise.

With Democrats in the saddle in Congress and the White House, spending and debt soar spectacularly. It slows a bit when the GOP takes over, but it never stops. Where once we gauged it in millions, it soon became billions, and now trillions of dollars to come up with a budget for the federal government. As voters and taxpayers our only choice it seems is whether we want to sink into bankruptcy now or later.

Is it time for another Boston Tea Party? There is just such a group – called the Tea Party and spontaneously organized and run – in existence today, founded to halt our government’s slide toward ruin. It is being studiously ignored by the mainstream media while being passionately courted by politicos of both major political parties. Its symbol is the Boston Tea Party of Revolutionary War fame, wherein American patriots staged their first big protest against British taxation.

The Tea Party’s platform is simple and is not beholden to either of the two major political parties: in essence it attacks excessive government spending and taxation. Its mission is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize its fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with its three core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets. Continue reading

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