U S Constitution
establishes, “Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes.”
not dictate any limit and ambiguously identifies how tax revenue is
has led to Congress treating tax revenue as an endless source of
federal projects and earmarks. Our national debt is already at a
level and grows daily. It will soon become a threat to our national
Therefore it is critical that your Congressman have a clearly defined
policy that is not subject to political whims or election time antics.
will address taxation from an ownership, effectiveness,
and moral perspective.
first and most important fact that must be established
is in the United States of America the government recognizes private
The government does not own everything as in communist countries. An
citizen’s income belongs to that citizen alone. When a politician (or
President) tells you about how much a tax cut (reduction in tax rate)
to cost the federal government, that politician has adopted a communist
philosophy of private property. They are working from the premise that
everything belongs to the government and the citizen has been granted
privilege of keeping some. The founding documents clearly establish the
citizen’s right to private property.
taxation must be responsible and therefore, bed
rocked in effectiveness. Ineffective taxation policy is poor
stewardship of the
citizen’s hard-earned money. Every dollar of taxed revenue is one less
that is in the private sector of that Congressional District. In some
that is an acceptable deal, for instance the defense of our Nation. In
cases it isn’t.
It is revenue that
flows from ourDistrict to Washington DC.
This results in less money here in the 53rd
Less money means less commerce conducted. This results in higher
Taxation that results in more tax revenue leaving the Congressional
than is returning to it will result in fewer jobs here. The most
of revenue is for it to never leave here as taxation.
the use of petty prejudices and envy to justify
taxation is immoral. Furthermore, to use the power of the federal
confiscate earned income from a group of people who are a minority and
possess the voting power to stop it is fundamentally un-American. This
institutional discrimination and historically the propaganda tool of
and slave-owners. It is beneath our Nation. Taxation must be fair to
citizens and not subject to irrelevant resentments.
Congressman, I will recognize that your hard earned
income belongs to you, not the federal government. I understand that
is necessary, but it isn’t to fund pet-projects. Lower taxes leaves
revenue here to grow jobs in the private sector. Finally, I will oppose
expose any attempts to use taxation for class warfare and income