The truth once held so dear has become questionable, not politically correct, and is no longer accepted as truth. The U.S. Constitution, when adopted in 1789, restricted income taxes so that they were not practicable. Then Karl Marx wrote a book explaining the principles of communism in 1849. He spelled out 10 planks that would be necessary to convert a free capitalistic society into a communist state. The second plank called for a graduated income tax. 

Sixty years later the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted allowing for the second plank of the Communist Manifesto.

Why are we so afraid to admit the truth? After 100 years, this system has grown into a destructive monster everyone seems to hate yet does not think we can do without. The point of this is what has been so destructive to our country and is a stated goal of communism is now so ingrained in our lives that we all want to accept it as “American” when it is not.

The Fair Tax Plan is the only proposal that will fix this situation and eliminate the need for an income tax and the IRS. For more information, visit www.fairtax.org.

Roy Newsom lives in Granbury.

(2) comments

Gary Miller

Diversity. Different rates for different incomes is what Karl was after.
The more differences the easier to use the tax code as a political wepon. The real advantage of diversity is the need for more tax collectors.
He suggested no reform must be permitted that reduces the number of tax collectors.
Tax collectors are a valued political tool because they have a vested interest in electing a government that hires more tax collectors.
A tax collector is anyone who is employed by the tax code. Most tax collectors are private sector tax preparors. The CPA or H&R Block preparing your taxes is a tax collector with a vested interest in more complication.

Gary Miller

Most taxpayers would like replacing our socialist tax code with a capitalist code.
The greatest problem will be all the politicians who use the tax code for political advantage.
The millions of private sector businesses needing the tax code for employment will be as great a push back.
The IRA's few hundred thousand employees are only a minor part of people earning a living on enforcing our socialist tax code.
Companies like H&R block and CPAs employ millions who would have to find other employment.
When Russia converted to a flat tax they were surprised by the reduction of total spending by private taxpayers on their socialist tax code.
We actually spend Billions on complience and those billions represent jobs for tax complience workers. Billions we could better spend on productive activities. Russia cut their flat tax rate every other year because citizens spending tax savings was a greater economic boost than they expected.
Revenue neutral became revenue excessive.

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