"At first it was the incomes of corporations, then of rich citizens, then of well-provided widows and opulent workers, and finally the wealth of housemaids and the tips of waitresses. This is all in line with the ability to pay doctrine. The poor, simply because there are more of them, have more ability to pay than the rich."
Frank Chodorov
(1887-1966) American author, publisher
The Income Tax: Root of All Evil
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Reader comments about this quote:
Taxation, like a cancer has crept into absolutely every aspect of our lives. Obviously we have no right to property. And lets not forget, the IRS works for the Federal Reserve, a privately held bank that cares not at all for the American people or anyone else for that matter. Its owners are the sponsors of Globalism AND Terrorism. They won't be satisfied until they have complete control of....the sheep.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Not sure4 I would call it paying taxes since we have little or know say-so how this money is ALREADY spent. It seems to me we are paying TRIBUTE to the government.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    This quote is just mindless babbling, signifying nothing.
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
    Signifying nothing Reston? Well to an empty mind incapable of coherent thought...I guess you're right! :)
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    So the old adage, "the workers are the salt of the earth" Without the worker, those in power are doomed, the problem [part of it] is ignorance, youth, and greed. Me, still no answers, only extensive knowledge on the problem. The way DC is set up, an honest man stands no chance.
     -- Kimo, hawaiin nations     
    reston, take your propaganda somewhere else, you are in a forum mostly made up of patriots, but, we beliee in a free country, so rant on.
     -- Kimo, Hawaiin nations     
    Kimo, there is an answer at the end of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31gpH6BgPOs
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Reston...You never disappoint with your *Fascist* attitude/ideology/thinking. You're just another *Sheeple* going to slaughter. Baaaahhhhhhhhhh! L.P. (UN-sheepled...forever)
     -- L.P., Kirkland, WA     
    Yes, Reston, that is how it works. First you set up the system to raid the rich, then it is used on you! No more power to Congress or the President!! They have enough. They are a wild fire burning out of control begging for more and more fuel. ENOUGH! Do not send them any more money! There is only ONE solution: Downsize DC! All the rest of the big businesses had to do it, now we absolutely must. No new jobs in government -- they produce nothing and cost double. Bring our military home and put them on OUR borders where they belong. LOWER the debt ceiling, and close entire branches of 'security' agencies that are merely being used to further a fascist police state. End the Fed, let States print their own money (credit) and bring back a hard currency -- not just of gold and silver but of other hard commodities. Then let the buyers and sellers dictate what currencies they will accept and at what value. Everyone else can move to any other socialist/communist/fascist country they want if that is what they want -- but not here! Parasites not welcome. Note, that most of the Hispanics and 'foreigners' I have encountered in the US are hard working, and I have no problem with their being here -- I have more disdain for natural-born Americans who believe they are entitled to the property, labors, and savings of others.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    The laws of nature and of nature's God are absolute and remain supreme. By way of example: Keynesian Economics application brings about economic ruin because it is so antithetical to the economics of natural law.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    This is an empirical claim, and therefore should have been backed up by some source rather than simply presented bald.
     -- Jim S., Carbondale, IL     
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