Skip to comments.An end to tax withholding. Putting a stop to tax withholding would end a longstanding injustice and shift more power to the people, where it belongs
Posted on 10/19/2021 8:20:46 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Politicians have exploited the pandemic to override the rights of the people, cast themselves as heroes, expand government, and justify vast amounts of spending. Long before the pandemic, mechanisms to justify the government expansion were already in place. Consider, for example, the practice of tax withholding.
Before World War II, notes Robert Higgs (Crisis and Leviathan), those Americans who owed federal taxes paid the following year in quarterly installments. That changed as the government geared up for World War II. Milton Friedman, then an economist at the Treasury Department, came up with a system of withholding workers' money from their paychecks so the government got the worker's money before the worker. That left the workers with their "take-home pay" when the worker had in fact earned all of it.
Friedman, who admitted being "one of the architects" of the Treasury's proposal for a withholding system, claimed that the system "would have been introduced had I been involved or not." Withholding was an essential element of the government's wartime revenue-grab.
"At the time," concluded Friedman, "we concentrated single-mindedly on promoting the war effort. We gave next to no consideration to any longer-run consequences. It never occurred to me at the time that I was helping to develop machinery that would make possible a government that I would come to criticize severely as too large, too intrusive, too destructive of freedom. Yet, that was precisely what I was doing."
The withholding was an emergency measure allegedly justified by the war effort. Government liked getting the workers' money upfront, and 76 years after WWII ended, withholding remains in place. Tax withholding is the primary mechanism that has empowered the federal government vastly to expand the welfare state, with its fathomless waste and destructive fallout.
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I’ve been advocating for this for 25+ years. I am convinced if everyone had to do this, there would be a tax revolt.
HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR AGES.
ANOTHER EVIL DECEPTION FROM FDR.
“The idea of collecting income tax by withholding income was originally piloted by Churchill’s Chancellor, Sir Kingsley Wood, in 1940/41 to replace annual and half-yearly tax collections.”
“PAYE was fully introduced in 1944, but sadly for Wood he didn’t live to see its operation: he collapsed and died in September 1943 on the day it was to be announced in Parliament.”
Ann Coulter was saying this 30 Years ago. What’s old is new again.
Which is why they'll never do it.
An end to vote buying is indicated.
I noticed withholding in my first paycheck while working part time as a high school junior. If adults don’t at least have the smarts of a 16 year old, how are they going to get upset?
And what about the half of workers who either end up owing nothing or get free money? Are they going to get upset?
And best we’d have to cough up thousands of dollars at once, rather than the quarterly supposedly existing before this.
People need to realize how much they’re being taxed, rather than hiding it invisible as a ghost. And not thinking they’re getting some kind of bonus when all it IS is a refund for paying too much, not “lottery winnings”.
I am the same as you, been talking about this for years. If the tax man came to everyones door once a quarter, the people would revolt. Or at least be way more curious as to where their tax dollars were going.
Not only end withholding, but require the full amount of tax owed to be paid on November 1st ...right before the elections. Tax reform would quickly follow.
Yea but do you really think they’ll let go of power? Killing us means nothing..
It’s already been shown and honestly it appears our gangstamint is in bed with the new world order bunch..
The French knew what to do when the elites became oppressors to hold their power instead of feed and help the people..
Problem is no man can lead properly without God being in there and man knows very little about God..
So a republic was the best form to deal with tyranny, as Jefferson said, as long as the population is moral,it will work..
Well the population is diseased without direction, and a death cult in the form of governments and religions leads the way to no where, man thinks space is His destiny, what a crock o crud, our Destiny is in following The Lord our King..
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