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    Is Taxation Slavery?

    This is based off what someone said in another thread. Since the 14th Amendment prohibits slavery of any kind does income, consumption based, and sale taxes a form of slavery that economically ties a person to the government and by default the poor?

    I would have to say yes since the Congressional Budget Office has stated many times that the route the country is going that many people working in 2020 and beyond will have to pay roughly 90% of their income in taxes to keep up the rate of services the government provides. This, to me, is economic slavery to the government and a violation of the 14th Amendment.
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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    If you dont like paying income taxes, stop making an income.

    You wont be whipped, beaten or hamstrung by your master

    As a slave you would be
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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    If you dont like paying income taxes, stop making an income.

    You wont be whipped, beaten or hamstrung by your master

    As a slave you would be
    The last time I checked that failing to pay income taxes resulted in the seizure of your property and mandatory prison time. You were saying about being a slave? Also, not earning any money to live on is very unrealistic.

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    The last time I checked that failing to pay income taxes resulted in the seizure of your property and mandatory prison time. You were saying about being a slave? Also, not earning any money to live on is very unrealistic.
    Notice that I said stop making an income

    No income no income taxes

    And you can live without earning money,


    Buy about 500 acres and farmstead. You wont have electricity, a computer or a car but you will live
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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Notice that I said stop making an income

    No income no income taxes

    And you can live without earning money,


    Buy about 500 acres and farmstead. You wont have electricity, a computer or a car but you will live
    Not really since even bartering for goods is still earning an income. Also, a farm cannot be self sustaining anymore without the USDA breathing down your neck for compliance with federal and state regulations.

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Notice that I said stop making an income

    No income no income taxes

    And you can live without earning money,


    Buy about 500 acres and farmstead. You wont have electricity, a computer or a car but you will live
    What would you buy it with?

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Not really since even bartering for goods is still earning an income. Also, a farm cannot be self sustaining anymore without the USDA breathing down your neck for compliance with federal and state regulations.
    Only if you are selling produce.

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Not really since even bartering for goods is still earning an income. Also, a farm cannot be self sustaining anymore without the USDA breathing down your neck for compliance with federal and state regulations.
    I didnt say anything about bartering

    You will have to grow all your own food, make your own clothes and provide your own health care. As you would not be providing any food to anyone but your family the USDA wont come down on you either
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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Only if you are selling produce.
    If you have livestock you have to comply with regulations of the USDA, even if you aren't selling them. The same is true for raising of crops.

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    No. The government needs an income to support military, public works and roads etc. I have no problem paying my fair share of taxes. It is when I see them throwing good money after bad on failed programs I have a problem. Otherwise no, it's not in any way slavery.
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