Skip to comments.Fed up with war, some won't pay taxes
Posted on 07/04/2007 1:04:42 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Fed up with war, some won't pay taxes
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press Writer 43 minutes ago
When the United States invaded Iraq more than four years ago, war opponent David Gross asked his bosses for a radical pay cut, enough so he wouldn't have to pay taxes to support the war.
"I was having a hard time looking at myself in the mirror," Gross said. "I knew the bombs falling were in part paid with my tax dollars. I had to actually do something concrete to remove my complicity."
The San Francisco technical writer was making close to $100,000 a year. He didn't know exactly how big of a pay cut he would need to fall below the federal tax threshold, but later figured out he would have to make less than minimum wage.
In any event, his employer turned him down and he quit. Gross, 38, now works on a contract basis, and last year he refused to pay self-employment taxes.
War tax resistance, popularized by Henry David Thoreau in the 19th century and by singer Joan Baez and others during the Vietnam War, is gaining renewed interest among peace activists upset over the Iraq war.
"Clearly this year we definitely had more people calling, sending e-mails about how they decided to start resisting," said Ruth Benn, coordinator of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee in New York.
Based on the committee's mailing list and reports from numerous groups it works with around the country, Benn estimates 8,000 to 10,000 Americans refuse to pay some or all of their federal taxes over war objections.
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i wonder hust how quick they would start paying those taxes if the terrorist struck close to them?
How about moving to France like you eggheads were promising to do when Bush was elected in 2000 and 2004?
“The San Francisco technical writer was making close to $100,000 a year. He didn’t know exactly how big of a pay cut he would need to fall below the federal tax threshold, but later figured out he would have to make less than minimum wage. In any event, his employer turned him down and he quit. Gross, 38, now works on a contract basis, and last year he refused to pay self-employment taxes.”
Good. Another six-figure job opening for a patriotic, right-thinking conservative.
Dumb Bastard. Can I use the same argument, “Fed up with bloated governemnt spending, VP will not pay taxes”
Now wait a sec. If I don’t pay taxes because I disagree with everything Congress is doing I get my butt thrown in jail. How the hell is this legal?
but, about that tagline: I think it's more accurately translated "wrinkled dog day."
Hmmmmm....tax refuseniks. That would be an odd meeting—you’d have representatives of both the far left and far right present.
I wish I could stop funding the DNC propaganda machine...PBS/NPR
If your convicted of not paying taxes. That means you cant vote right?
Typical liberal idiot. He doesn’t pay self-employment (aka Social Security) taxes, meaning he really doesn’t support SSI and welfare payments. War will keep going on, whether he “supports” it or not. They’ll charge it on his “national credit card of the future”...
I would hate to read the manuals this technical writer writes.
Well, with all this publicity the pitbulls of the IRS can’t be too far behind.
Fine, more leftist socialists in jail for tax evasion. Screw these people.
What a putz
Your motives for not paying taxes are completely irrelevant. The act itself is what will land you in prison. PERIOD. As so many of these “tax protestor” morons have found out.
Translation via LIBERAL-SPEAK truth enhancers:
“When the United States invaded Iraq more than four years ago, war opponent David Gross///was so verbal about his opposition to the war (and his BDS in general) that he was FIRED! Now he works as a contractor and pays his taxes, but tells liberal writers that he refuses to pay for a war he disagrees with.
Estimates are that 8000 to 10,000 liberals make grandiose claim they are not paying taxes to other liberals...but fear prison, so they always pay taxes on time and in secret.
Conclusion, what liberals say and what they do are two different things. Liberals LIE all the time!
Fed up with socialism, some won’t pay taxes.
Fed up with Unconstitutional Federal regulation, some won’t pay taxes.
Fed up with corrupt, insincere enforcement of border security, some won’t pay taxes.
Taxation forces you to pay for that which you abhor. So why does the Left want to increase taxes?
“Fine, more leftist socialists in jail for tax evasion. Screw these people.”
Hope it becomes a mass movement for them. More jobs for the prison industry.
They’d simply say “we deserve what happened.’
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