Worthwhile Concerns against the Taxing of Personal Income
There are many notable concerns with levying taxes directly upon individuals; more importantly however are those concerns that impact ethical or social values in a vastly negative fashion. Such as the several shown below:
1. Such a means of taxation emphases that officials working in government greatly lack confidence within the consumer markets (i.e., “Main Street”) to adequately generate on their own enough revenue through indirect means of taxation to sustain the core functions of government, instead opting to compel acquiesce of such revenue using a direct means of taxation (albeit without apportionment).
2. It usurps from individuals their right and ability to peacefully protest or seek redress against one disagreeable action or another involving the political-plays of their government, by using one of the most effective means available to them, the withholding of their consumerism. That is by directly taxing their paychecks before it even comes into their possession. Hence, financially struggling labors are left with little remaining options available to them—while it is beyond all reasoning and intelligence to retort this point by stating that if laboring employees desiring to protest their government through tax avoidance, they might simply stop working, which as a consequence effectively ceases their only legally valid means of realizing self-sufficiency and obtaining subsistence.
3. The practice of pre-taxing paychecks (stoppage at the source or payroll withholding) interferes with the individual right and ability to privately contract for both the employee and their employer, being that while an individual has contractually agreed to work exactly x-hours for precisely x-dollars they are forever prevented from realizing that agreed upon sum (i.e., always receiving a reduced amount in exchange for finishing one’s full work schedule or workload), being that a noticeable portion of that pay was turned over to the government prior to the individual ever taking possession of those monies—this point also hints at criminal conversion by the employer and conspiracy to defraud by both those participating and knowledgeable officials in government.
4. Furthermore, the above stated practice prevents employers from ever meeting their contracted obligations under accord and satisfaction.
5. It, in conjunction with fractional-reserve banking of fiat dollars, implants the government and business professionals with a false sense of the real national economy.
6. Incurring perpetual taxation upon individuals compels them to rely upon credit and loan debts—at interest—all throughout their lives; this is, effectively both an additional tax upon the cost of living and a grave conflict of interest on the part of the government.
7. The (intentional) over-complexity of seeking taxation upon individuals has served to become a multi-billion dollar a year industry unto itself, as both a specialized industry and occupational field—causing a further conflict of interest on the behalf of the government, this including the massive logistics involved throughout the entire year.
8. The individual income tax violates several edicts of maintaining itself constitutional in that:
- Levying taxation directly upon individual labors is a direct form of taxation, to wit, was only ever intended to be implemented during desperate periods or dire (i.e., emergent or exigent) circumstances and never in any case perpetually.
- Taxation is only to be used for procuring revenue to afford payment for either of the common defense or general welfare of the United States or any debts incurred within both courses.
- Taxation is never to be used as a weapon to incite change or as a punishment against the populace, its habits, or its activities.
- It dissolves all accountability of the Legislature to maintain fiscal prudence, providing them with virtually unlimited funding for a spend-without-repercussions mentality amongst those throughout government.