Sunday, April 19, 2009

Did You Know?



There exists NO LAW in the history of the United States requiring people to pay an income tax.

None.

I just watched a documentary about it, and have embedded the clip above in case you'd like to know more.

ETA: I just realized I didn't clarify this, so let me do so now. I am referring to the federal income tax only. However, some states (like Illinois) have state income tax laws that read "If you are required to pay federal income tax then you are required to pay state income tax". Check the lawbooks.

4 comments:

mp said...

OK, so how do we legally go about stopping???

Kate said...

It won't be pretty, but you just stop paying and then when they haul you into court you have to ask them to show you the law. And they won't be able to. And then they'll get mad. And you might go to jail because in this country the people work for the government, not the other way around, but at least you'll know you're right. Aren't you glad you asked?

Anonymous said...

Actually, this is not true. There is a law, in fact laws and subsequent multiple rulings that show that you are required to pay taxes on income.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_tax_in_the_United_States#Modern_interpretation_of_the_power_to_tax_incomes

"The Court held that "this language was used by Congress to exert in this field the full measure of its taxing power", id., and that "the Court has given a liberal construction to this broad phraseology in recognition of the intention of Congress to tax all gains except those specifically exempted.""

savvy said...

Who's this fountain of joy??