“Taxes and Other Ways to Steal Other People’s Money”

Today I took off work to prepare my taxes, and I was reminded of a very fine book I read and edited for Ronald Kennedy entitled, Reclaiming Liberty. One of the chapters had the fitting title of “Taxes and Other Ways to Steal Other People’s Money.” This book is published by Pelican Publishing and if you are unhappy with or wondering about what is wrong with the current American political world, this book will answer those questions and raise some others you haven’t thought of.

Kennedy (along with many other current writers) points out that the medieval serfs paid a tax of approximately 25-30 % of all they earned/owned.When you think of how that is roughly the equivalent of how Americans are taxed today, you realize that we are not citizens–we are serfs. We are as one writer said, “Democracy’s serfs.” Kennedy points out that Americans are taxed in a multitude of ways, some of them hidden or invisible. If you have any interest in politics at all, do yourself a favor and visit the Kennedy brothers site. Steer anyone you meet who is unhappy with the present political scene to it (Most people I know are unhappy with it). http://www.kennedytwins.com/

Here is a quote from the chapter: “Money is the mother’s milk of American politics. Politicians need money to enter or maintain themselves in office [Has our government become an oligarchy?] , to grant favors to the special interest groups that provide votes in elections, to support business ventures of the politically connected, and to support the ever enlarging bureaucracy required to maintain their political empire. Most contemporary politicians are rich compared to the average taxpayer . . . their fortunes are safe; it’s your income they desire . . . regardless of who is in power–conservative, liberal, Republican, or Democrat–under the current liberal/socialist political system,your income is always at risk” (p. 163).

The Kennedy brothers have also written other books you need to find and read:

The South Was Right! Was Jefferson Davis Right? Why Not Freedom! Myths of American Slavery, and Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists. I’m sure I will have other posts about the writings of the Kennedy brothers, but hopefully this will encourage you to take a look at their work.

Oh, and remember this song by the Beatles?

Artist(Band):The Beatles

Let me tell you how it will be,
There’s one for you, nineteen for me,
‘Cos I’m the Taxman,
Yeah yeah, I’m the Taxman.
Should five per cent appear too small,
Be thankful I don’t take it all,
‘Cos I’m the Taxman,
Yeah yeah, I’m the Taxman.
(If you drive a car), I’ll tax the street,
(If you try to sit), I’ll tax your seat,
(If you get too cold), I’ll tax the heat,
(If you take a walk), I’ll tax your feet.
‘Cos I’m the Taxman,
Yeah yeah, I’m the Taxman.
Don’t ask me what I want it for
(Ah Ah! Mister Wilson!)
If you don’t want to pay some more
(Ah Ah! Mister Heath!),
‘Cos I’m the Taxman,
Yeah yeah, I’m the Taxman.
Now my advice for those who die,
Declare the pennies on your eyes,
‘Cos I’m the Taxman,
Yeah, I’m the Taxman.
And you’re working for no-one but me.