In the USA, if you think you are free, try and live your life like a free person would. Do what you want without giving someone a cut of the action. Go to the polls, vote, and elect someone who listens and makes the change you want made. Try living in the house you think you own without getting the governments annual permission. Try and start a business and run it the way you think is best. How about the car you believe you own? Try driving that without paying the required government permission fees. Try driving it without the tag on it that proves you have done all that the government requires for you to own and use it. If you are free, go to the store and pay only what the store is asking for the product in a fair trade for goods and services. Try buying a new shirt without giving your masters their cut. In many parts of the country, try retaining water that fell from the sky on the property you think you own. Try burning trash. The truth is, you own NOTHING and can only DO what your masters allow. You are allowed to use whatever you have as long as you pay them a piece of the action, just like you would the mafia. It has not always been this way. Thinking that it has is part of your delusion! I am not talking about local, appropriate participation in decisions and support for community projects. Projects where the community makes a decision to put a road in or repair a public building. Participation in activities where you have REAL input in the decision. Not what we have today, this isn’t freedom. This is tyranny! Read Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America quoted in my previous post. You think you are free, You are not!
‘Tax Freedom Day’ falls three days later this year
The day when the nation collectively has made enough money to pay its total tax burden for the year is three days later this year, according to a new report.
According to a report released Monday by the Tax Foundation, this year Tax Freedom Day falls 111 days into 2014, on April 21.
By April 21, to group says, Americans will have made enough to pay the $3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state taxes — more than they will spend on food clothing and housing combined.
Tax Freedom Day is later than it was last year, due in large part to the slow economic recovery, the tax policy research group argues.
“Tax Freedom Day is three days later than last year due mainly to the country’s continued slow economic recovery, which is expected to boost tax revenue especially from the corporate, payroll, and individual income tax,” authors Kyle Pomerleau and Lyman Stone write.
If federal borrowing is included, the group calculated that Tax Freedom Day would fall 15 days later on May 6.
If further broken down by state, residents of high tax states would see their Tax Freedom Day later than residents of lower tax states.
“This means a combination of higher-income and higher-tax states celebrate Tax Freedom Day later: Connecticut (May 9), New Jersey (May 9), and New York (May 4),” the authors write. “Residents of Louisiana will bear the lowest average tax burden in 2014, with Tax Freedom Day arriving for them on March 30. Also early are Mississippi (April 2) and South Dakota (April 4).”
Historically, Tax Freedom Day has bounced around on the calendar. The latest Tax Freedom Day was May 1, 2000. In 1900, when Americans paid less than 6 percent of their income to taxes the day fell on Jan. 22.