by Ron Bartels, Ph.D.
Then buy your taxes back with your vote.
The undersigned citizens petition the United States Senate and House of Representatives to suspend all payroll and income taxes, including employer contributions, for one year, and direct employers to remit their share to the employees who earn them.
A tax vacation would create the following benefits:
1. Stimulate the economy at its citizen foundation where consumption and savings will promote production and job creation.
2. Eliminate compliance and preparation costs for individuals and businesses.
3. Halt service and enforcement costs for government.
4. Discourage credit expansion and deficit spending to support at great citizen expense the following unnecessary burdens:
A. Aggressive worldwide military commitments well in excess of our nation’s defensive needs, including two counter-productive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; occupations in Europe, Japan, and Korea long after hostilities there have ceased; and more than 700 military bases in foreign lands.
B. Bailouts, subsidies, and protections for privileged private corporations, trusts, and associations.
5. Encourage the sale of government businesses that compete against U.S. citizens. These burdensome liabilities require periodic bailouts, regular subsidies, and anti-competitive protections at a net loss to the public.
6. Facilitate and help fund the transfer of failing government social development programs to social entrepreneurs who can leverage the power of voluntary social markets to aid and empower citizens in need.
7. Challenge the influence of powerful corporate lobbies and special interests, and attract more votes for political candidates than any other issue. Working taxpayers are the largest interest group in each congressional district. As such, they can turn Washington’s favorite tactic, vote buying, against it, and reward honest public servants who reclaim for citizens the pivotal tax resource now squandered on runaway government expansion.
Do politicians buy votes with your taxes? Then buy your taxes back with your vote.
To regain control of your government and your economy, please sign the petition and share it widely. Create tax incentives for peace and freedom as you remove them for war and corporatism.