"Properly constructed, [tax cuts] result in more jobs, more savings
and more income." HERE
Find: "The Gettysburg Address runs
about 270 words. The Declaration of Independence has 1,337 words. The Holy
Bible runs about 773,000 words. But our income tax code runs about 7 million
words and is still growing."
and other statsHERE
example of how tax cuts incent and reward extra work and more productivity.
"NO MORE POLLS ABOUT TAX CUTS!" HERE
top 1 percent of taxpayers actually pay over 37 percent of all income
though they earn only 17 percent of all individuals' income!]
for whom indignation is a way of life often inform us of the fact that
families or households in the top 10 or 20 percent in income make far more
money than people in the bottom 10 or 20 percent in income. What they almost
never inform us of are how much money they are talking about and how many
people in these different brackets actually work. ... These omissions are
neither incidental nor accidental. If the full facts were brought out,
those facts would completely undermine the picture presented by the envy
zealots..."-- Thomas Sowell HERE.
see what that 'Gap Between Rich & Poor'
MYTHS OF '86
This very short
story shows how the "Progressive" Income Tax REALLY Works
Find a good explanation of all this unchallenged "tax fairness"
it!!! Demanding more consumer spending to stimulate
the economy is ALREADY-DISCREDITED demand-side nonsense. Incenting
more investment in productivity,
which means, factories, hardware, software, employers, employees and training
is the ALREADY-PROVEN supply-side answer, and even savings account managers
do THAT with the money they're in charge of. HELLOOOOOOOO??!!!!
|"The point of cutting taxes on dividends is not
-- repeat, not -- to get dividend recipients to spend more money, if and
when they receive those dividends somewhere down the road. The point is
to get them to invest right now, creating jobs right now, so that employment
will go up and real output will rise." -- Dr. Thomas Sowell, HERE
A MINUTE! There's a BETTER way to eliminate
the double- taxation of dividends: eliminate business income
taxes first! They've
ALWAYS been passed along to consumers in higher prices, investors in lower
asset values and employees in lower wages anyway! Every last penny
of them. And the conniving tax freaks know that.
|"Elected leaders tend to believe they are responsible
for a lot more than they really are. Like the little boy on his first
plane trip 'helping' the plane by flapping his arms as the Boeing 747 begins
to ascend, legislators often seem to believe that somehow they run the
economy and solve lots of problems. ...The individual legislator must remember
that the elixir for all that ills is economic growth. And economic
growth is spurred by low taxes, limited regulation, equitable justice,
and the ability to raise capital." -- Curt
Guess what? The right to the pursuit of happiness
the right to be selfish. Find a reminder
A survey released by U.S.
Trust in 1993 showed only 10% of the wealthy inherited their money.
The rest EARNED it. Join
So who the heck set YOU up as an authority on what's
"SELFISH", and on what to do about it?
Check out Questions #3 and #4 on THIS
page -- and click on the answers there.
Find fiery, passionate defenses of the morality
of property rights HERE.
A fiscal policy analyst answered FAQs about the 2003 tax cuts HERE.
Find the Story of One of the Wealthiest Ten Percenters HERE.
Find out how "estate taxes" kill family businesses HERE.
Find a Defense of the Wealthiest One Percent HERE.
Again, about that "gap
between rich and poor..."
Some high-profile intellectuals such as Noam Chomsky believe the strict
application of property rights is so rigid as to be autocratic. Does that
mean they think a person should not be the sole owner of
himself, his labors, and the fruits thereof? Or that they think property
rights should be "flexible" enough to allow being re-defined as nothing
more than permissions granted and modified by an absolute authority
of their choosing (and ahem, BY WHAT
(WHAT could be more autocratic than THAT?) ?
"In matters of principle, stand like a rock."
-- Thomas Jefferson
On the Practicality of Tax Cuts
|"The point of cutting taxes on dividends is not -- repeat, not -- to
get dividend recipients to spend more money, if and when they receive those
dividends somewhere down the road. The point is to get them to invest right
now, creating jobs right now, so that employment will go up and real output
will rise." -- Thomas Sowell, HERE
"Voting for higher taxes on your employer,
or on anyone who might ever hire you or (especially!) your kids,
or on anyone you'd like to buy products from, is like burning your bridges
AHEAD of you. Where do you think jobs COME from in the first place,
huh? And didn't you know companies pass along ALL costs, including
taxes, onto their customers if they want to stay afloat? And what if you,
your kids or your grandkids want to get rich, huh? Helloooooho?
"You can't be short-sighted,
you have to think LONG-TERM." -- Rick Gaber
Please! No more "VWI" !! (Voting While Ignorant)
very short story showing how the "progressive" Income Tax System REALLY
"Tax programs that are to provide the revenue for transfer payments
and social services actually are aggravating the plight of the poor.
After all, taxes like the corporate income tax, the estate tax, and many
other business taxes imposed on the rich are taxes on economic production.
They consume the very capital which creates jobs through investments, improves
production and working conditions, and thereby raises wage rates. To advocate
higher taxes on the rich, most of whom are highly productive businessmen
and investors, is to expropriate the very means of capital investment that
afford jobs and better living conditions for the poor. It is in the vital
interest of the poor that there be wealthy promoters and investors who
do not consume all their income. If allowed to, this group may build factories
and stores, shops and other business establishments, all of which provide
jobs and income. This is why, contrary to popular belief, progressive death
duties do not diminish economic inequality; they are powerful instruments
for creating it."
-- Hans F. Sennholz, Death and Taxes, (1976), 1982, p. 37.
Find a summary of income tax data HERE.
Note the column entitled, "Group's share of total taxes."
"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like
a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."--
"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." --
"Taxation of earnings from labor is on a par with forced labor. Seizing
the results of someone's labor is equivalent to seizing hours from him
and directing him to carry on various activities." -- Robert Nozick
"I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word 'fair' in connection
with income tax policies." -- William F. Buckley Jr.
"Anyone may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as
possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the
Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes."
-- Justice Learned Hand
for a flat tax -- as long as the flat rate is zero. The object is to get
rid of big government, not find a new way of financing it." -- Harry Browne
Check out The Fair Tax HERE