The House of Representatives in the Congress of the United States has finally sent to the Senate a bill to, we are told, change the ACA (Affordable Care Act) before it completely collapses, financially, of it’s own misplaced direction.
Well, what can we expect from a 2,000+-page monstrosity that was pushed through both Houses of Congress late at night with no votes from the Republican opposition? Also, one that the then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-California, gleefully stated on TV, “We have to pass it so we can see what’s in it.”
As could be expected, those of the C/S persuasion (mostly Democrat but a few with an R behind their name – referred to as RINOS), have hit the electronic and some print media with loud and “mean mouthed” language, and many outright lies, to denounce the new bill. Some claims have actually gone so far as stating that many will “die” because of it. Those reminded me of the totally false claims made during an election this century about a Republican candidate pushing an elderly woman over a cliff in a wheelchair. Unfortunately for our republic, far too many individuals are either so mentally lazy or poorly educated that they accept as fact such far-fetched claims. And they probably vote.
The expressed hysteria reminds me of the tactics used in the early 1930s by one Adolph Hitler and his Nazi Party supporters to gain control of government in Germany to form the “Socialist Republic of Germany” also referred to as the “Third Reich.” History shows, when it is not revised by those with an agenda to advance, the results of that big lie: six million Jews murdered, after torture, as well as thousands of clergy and Freemason members in greater percentage than the Jews.
The actions to repeal and replace ACA (Obamacare) are well intentioned and in keeping with a major campaign promise of PRESDT and so should be carried forward promptly. However, in my opinion, it is equally, or more, pressing to do something about the tax promises. PRESDT also stressed a promise to reduce taxes, proposing a reduction in income tax rates to a three-level set-up, along with the removal of many of the other very intrusive and abusive taxes.
While this would be a substantial improvement over what we suffer through now, I am convinced that there is a far better solution to the problem, particularly that of unequal treatment at the hands of the IRS, usually for political purposes.
It should be remembered that the income tax is in effect confiscation of the fruits of one’s labor efforts and is therefore immoral and unethical. It was also unconstitutional until the ratification of Amendment XVI in 1913, which states: “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”
The wording of the amendment corrected my misconception that it would be necessary to repeal it to terminate the income tax and its associated nefarious add-ons.
As a result, it is my opinion that the FairTax could be passed now and it could take effect on January 1, 2018, and the amendment repealed to prevent future congresses from reinstituting an income tax.
This would be most helpful to businesses and individuals in knowing how to plan for their own taxes to be due at the end of the year. In any event, the payroll deductions and estimated tax payments should be terminated now as they were instituted during World War II to provide funds more rapidly to pursue the costs of the war and were to terminate at its end.
It has been over, officially, since December 31, 1946, so why do we still have it, except to justify the profligate spending of Congress and Bureaucracy since?
The FairTax would end all those expenses and inconveniences and remove the headaches that are engendered by them.
The bill, I believe, is HR36 and it should be passed.