Monday, July 25, 2011

Tax Ramblings

There is no such thing as sales tax!  You heard me, there is no such thing as sales tax! 
It is just a fictitious term devised by the greedy retail world to keep from paying their bill to the government.  They want us to think that the state government has legislated them to collect a sales tax from the consumer. That “ain’t” so Magee! 
The state doesn’t even use the term, “Sales Tax”.  What they do say is that every business and merchant has to send a percentage of their total revenue to the state every month.  They do not call it a sales tax, it is called a “Gross Receipts Tax”.  In other words it is not a tax on the consumer, but a tax on the merchant.
The state just sends a form to the business each month and says, “Write down what you took in, subtract our percentage, and send it to us.”  The state could care less where it comes from.  Since there is no law that says the business’ can’t collect their tax from us, that is exactly what they do!  Make us pay their Gross Receipts Tax.  Is that taxation without representation?  What’s new?
In the 21st chapter of Matthew there is an exchange between Jesus and a bunch of, “Holier Than Thou”, political/religous hypocrites.  17Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, tell us therefore, what thinkest thou?  Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?  But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?   Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

Don’t hypocrites live a long time?   Those guys are still around to day, and an awful lot of them live in Washington DC.  It is because of that kind of repression that caused the Colonial Americans in Boston to throw a big tea party, and it is the same reason that Contemporary Americans have  given birth to the current day Tea Party.
I don’t mind paying my “Fair Share” to Uncle Sam, but just how much is my fair share?   Didn’t I hear just the other day that 35% of Americans don’t even pay any tax?  How does that work?    And how do some gigantic corporations use the loop holes and dodge paying  any tax at all? 

Wonder what my “Fair Share” would be if all those folks were added back to the tax rolls and then we divided the amount necessary to run the government between ALL OF US.  I think that is what they are calling the “Fair Tax” that is currently being promoted by Gov. Huckabee and others.
I kinda like that idea, but if that were to pass we would all be paying about 23-25% of our income in taxes.  Even that doesn’t seem right.  God only asks for 10%.   If 10% is enough for God to run a world wide ministry, shouldn’t our government be able to run our country on 10%?
Well, they say the only sure things in life are death and taxes and even though I am spiritually ready to go to heaven, I don’t want to take the next plane headed that direction.  So I guess I will just quit complaining and pay my taxes……
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