Friday, August 06, 2004

Badnarik Nails It

WND (Weapons of National Destruction) is running an article today about the firestorm the Republicans have created with the great unwashed by proposing the abolition of the IRS and the institution of a national sales tax.

Michael Badnarik is seeking the end to the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, which gives Congress the power to tax incomes in the first place, and is quoted as having said something that had already occurred to me:

"If we don't get rid of the authority for the income tax, it won't go away. We'll end up with Hastert's national sales tax or value added tax or whatever ... and the income tax, too," he said.

This is a con game. Okay, so we end up with a national sales tax. I can virtually guarantee you that the income tax will return within ten years' time, and then we'll have a 40% sales tax tacked onto everything we buy, and we'll still have to pay income taxes, and we'll be back to living in Hoovervilles. FDR sure made us feel warm and fuzzy with his fireside chats while his administration did everything in its power to make sure the Depression was as long and dreadful as possible, and we have no hope in 2004 of having an emperor who is as talented an orator as was FDR. And please, dear reader, as a side note, don't spew that nonsense to me how the war brought us out the Depression. It didn't.

This whole thing is nothing more than a Republican con game. Nothing to see here. Move along.


At 12:12 PM, Blogger AWG said...

I'm still waiting for Bill O'Reilly to reschedule his interview with Michael Badnarik. I got to visit with Michael briefly at the Louisiana Libertarian convention in New Orleans. Nice guy. I just didn't get a sense that he was fighting hard enough. Perhaps that's a misconception on my part.

At 1:04 PM, Blogger The Chainik Hocker said...

Speaking as a member of the great unwashed (but pretty well deoderized), I had kinda just assumed that with the abolition of the IRS, the end of income taxes would be pretty much a given.
When you assume, The Yid makes you look silly. Damn.

At 1:14 PM, Blogger Yid said...

Chainik Hocker, no offense intended. I wasn't specifically thinking of you when I wrote that.


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