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New Pretenses For Revenues And Taxation

April 26, 2012 by  

Congressional aides call it “Taxmaggedon.” Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke calls it “a massive fiscal cliff.” “It” is Jan. 1, the day taxes increase because the George W. Bush-era tax cuts expire and Obamacare taxes kick in.

According to The New York Times, it will mean a typical middle-class household making $50,000 will see a tax increase of about $1,750. If not addressed, according to The Times, inflation-adjusted, after-tax income will fall to 1998 levels.

Some people, including President Barack Obama, are playing the class warfare angle, demonizing the rich as a means gaining support for higher taxes. Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz recently said the Bush tax cuts will not be continued. But none of the elites in halls of power are talking about making any significant cuts in the growing government Leviathan.

In Rights of Man, Thomas Paine warned that, “Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.”

Tax increases, even if placed only on the so-called rich, will eventually work their way down to everyone in one form or another. It’s just the way the economy works.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Gary L

    The powers that be really want those tax dollars. They will always find ways to waste it.

    • Robert Smith

      99% will lose out because the extreme right is protecting the 1%.

      Who is dancing with what strings being pulled?

      Why would anyone stick up for a tax increase on the middle class? Doesn’t anyone have the moxi to stand up to the 1%?


      • GALT

        Title 26: Internal Revenue
        Subpart E—Collection of Income Tax at Source

        § 31.3402(p)-1 Voluntary withholding agreements.

        (a) In general. An employee and his employer may enter into an agreement under section 3402(b) to provide for the withholding of income tax upon payments of amounts described in paragraph (b)(1) of §31.3401(a)–3, made after December 31, 1970. An agreement may be entered into under this section only with respect to amounts which are includible in the gross income of the employee under section 61, and must be applicable to all such amounts paid by the employer to the employee. The amount to be withheld pursuant to an agreement under section 3402(p) shall be determined under the rules contained in section 3402 and the regulations thereunder. See §31.3405(c)–1, Q&A–3 concerning agreements to have more than 20-percent Federal income tax withheld from eligible rollover distributions within the meaning of section 402.
        (b) Form and duration of agreement. (1)(i) Except as provided in subdivision (ii) of this subparagraph, an employee who desires to enter into an agreement under section 3402(p) shall furnish his employer with Form W–4 (withholding exemption certificate) executed in accordance with the provisions of section 3402(f) and the regulations thereunder. The furnishing of such Form W–4 shall constitute a request for withholding.
        (ii) In the case of an employee who desires to enter into an agreement under section 3402(p) with his employer, if the employee performs services (in addition to those to be the subject of the agreement) the remuneration for which is subject to mandatory income tax withholding by such employer, or if the employee wishes to specify that the agreement terminate on a specific date, the employee shall furnish the employer with a request for withholding which shall be signed by the employee, and shall contain—
        (a) The name, address, and social security number of the employee making the request,
        (b) The name and address of the employer,
        (c) A statement that the employee desires withholding of Federal income tax, and applicable, of qualified State individual income tax (see paragraph (d)(3)(i) of §301.6361–1 of this chapter (Regulations on Procedures and Administration)), and
        (d) If the employee desires that the agreement terminate on a specific date, the date of termination of the agreement.
        If accepted by the employer as provided in subdivision (iii) of this subparagraph, the request shall be attached to, and constitute part of, the employee’s Form W–4. An employee who furnishes his employer a request for withholding under this subdivision shall also furnish such employer with Form W–4 if such employee does not already have a Form W–4 in effect with such employer.
        (iii) No request for withholding under section 3402(p) shall be effective as an agreement between an employer and an employee until the employer accepts the request by commencing to withhold from the amounts with respect to which the request was made.
        (2) An agreement under section 3402 (p) shall be effective for such period as the employer and employee mutually agree upon. However, either the employer or the employee may terminate the agreement prior to the end of such period by furnishing a signed written notice to the other. Unless the employer and employee agree to an earlier termination date, the notice shall be effective with respect to the first payment of an amount in respect of which the agreement is in effect which is made on or after the first “status determination date” (January 1, May 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year) that occurs at least 30 days after the date on which the notice is furnished. If the employee executes a new Form W–4, the request upon which an agreement under section 3402 (p) is based shall be attached to, and constitute a part of, such new Form W–4.

        The link provides a printable copy……this is the IMPLEMENTING regulation which explains the statute, and what is required……..please note the word “may”……..mandatory would be SHALL……

        Also, it should be clear that…….such an agreement is NOT a condition of employment, since the employer and employee relationship has already been established…….nor does termination of the agreement mean a termination of the relationship……..

        It is the w-4 agreement which results in the issuance of the W-2, which employers must provide to employees, usually by Jan 31……..only those wages which are paid while this agreement is in place are included in the W-2……..and it is the W-2 by which “jurisdiction” is established by IRS as well as state and local authorities…….for the purposes of “collection”………if no with holding takes place, no W-2 is required, and no “jurisdiction” exists. ( for any authority at any level )

        * this information is not intended nor should it be construed as legal advice.

        Final note “statutes” ……which are contained in federal titles, appear as 26 USC 3402

        The “authority” for the statutes is contained in the IMPLEMENTING REGULATION,
        which is 26 CFR………..therefor statutes without corresponding regulations, have NO AUTHORITY.

        The individual mandate which has no enforcement mechanism in the health care bill
        is in reference to a STATUTE………. ( with no implementing regulation )

        26 USC 3402 is the STATUTE governing this process for employers…….it runs for pages and pages and is full of all kinds of “nasty” sounding consequences for non compliance……….there is no legal requirement for a statute to reflect or even bear a resemblance to the “implementing regulation” ……..or to even have an “implementing
        regulation”…………( and in such a case……no actual enforcement authority would exist )

        Still……compliance can be achieved by simple belief……and all manner of myth perpetrated……and fear generated………by these myths……which if nothing else,
        should be quite clear by the above example…….and I find it quite strange that a current
        presidential candidate or a judge who has written numerous books denigrating the “people” as sheep……would fail to provide this direct method of extraction for those very same people……….allowing this myth to continue. ( It could just be me though )

      • former walmart person

        LOL, Galt, the letter of the law means nothing unless its bad against the peons. If the letter of the law happens to be against a major corp, that corp will still get off scott free. The bottom line is that if you refuse to pay and file taxes, eventually your house will be firebombed and you will be viciously attacked.

  • TIME

    What are TAX’S? The answer is really quite simple – even science proves the answer to be 100% true by way of “Occam’s Razor”.

    Tax’s = the amount the people on the people Farm pay to exist. The amount after you pay TAXS on all the following items is what “YOU are allowed to keep.
    ” AKA Your a slave to the State on the PEOPLE FARM. You are ownwed by the Criminal World Bankers and have never been FREE, nor will you ever taste of FREEDOM if you keep on the way this nation is going.
    Thats the sad Truth, but its is the TRUTH non the less.

    Home items / beds chairs / book cases / what ever.
    Gas, keep in mind a gallon of gas is just .25 Cents – the rest is TAX.
    Heating oil
    Cell Phone
    TV Cable / what ever
    Pet items
    All Tools
    All building supplys
    Internet / ISP
    CD’s / DVD’s as well all music and entertainment items.
    All Cooking items or other items related to eating
    Income – State – Local – Federal
    Credit Cards
    Bank Fees
    Car / Transportation in any form
    Health items or needs
    Death TAX
    BOOKS – or other printed matter
    Shoes / boots or what ever you wear
    Insurance for what ever needs
    { Well anything that moves or not – you pay taxs on its about that simple.}

    Well, lets just round this all out, everything you need or use, or are told to buy by way of telling you what you need YOU pay TAXS on.

    So the bottom line is this, if you make say $100K per year your paying out in tax’s no less than 78% in total just to exist – that means on paper you get to keep with out having some one give away your hard earned money just 22%.
    ** So your really only making $22K per year > ** but the catch is this, if you spend any of this money or even save any of it or buy stocks etc. well Your taxed on that too!
    Even when YOU DIE! And lets not forget, Capital Gains TAX! Or the tax you pay on your gained income from your savings accounts or IRA’s, 401 K’s…… Etc….

    So the TRUTH is in fact you pay 100% of your salery in TAX’S.

    But I bet you still think your making money right?
    Well hate to tell you all just how wrong you all are – the facts are our Criminal De Facto Corp US Inc. Has you coming and going and its been that way since 1913 and its only getting worse, as now you also owe $17 Trillion dollars that has been spent on what again?

    Peace and Love, My the light of TRUTH Shine on your very soon, or you will have nothing before long.

    • s c

      Time, all a politician needs is a good imagination to come up with new taxes. Have you been breathing air today? There’s a new tax. Have you eaten today? There’s a new tax. Have you prayed in the direction of the W H today? NO? That’s a double tax. Have you stayed up late at night to guarantee that you’re paying your fair share? There’s a new tax. It’s EASY. Just let your imagination do the work.
      Or, you could let herds of genetically-programmed RETARDS [aka politicians] do it for you.

      • TIME

        Dear SC,
        Now thats one damm funny post, I thank you, you get my point.

        Peace and Love

  • Scott Lazarowitz

    When the brainwashed masses can finally wake up and deprogram themselves and acknowledge the truth that government taxation of the people is nothing but theft, then maybe we can restructure the society for the better. For a society to actually function – morally, economically – all associations, contracts and transactions must be voluntary and consensual.

    Otherwise, the society will continue on its path of de-civilization and moral and economic decline.

  • Average Joe

    Congress has never met a tax that they didn’t like….

  • Waldeck Charles

    Those who worship money always complain of spending too much for services that are vital to their own existence. They would rather die with their pockets full of money than paying for their own healthcare. What is better for a family making $50,000 a year? Keeping the $1700 a year or having heathcare for the family, what is better?

    • Buster the Anatolian

      If you honestly believe that $1700.00 will get you healthcare you are either incredibly nieve, incredibly stupid, or a shill for obama.

      • former walmart person

        Or an illegal alien. Oh, my bad, in the case, your health care is completely free. But don’t worry, esses, diablo will continually rape you in Hell for your free loafing.


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