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Date: Thu, 02 Oct 1997 11:56:46 -0700
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From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: Scrap the income tax (fwd)

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>National Center for Policy Analysis
>Thursday, October 2, 1997
>In Other News
>Following recent horror stories of taxpayer abuse by the IRS, economists
>recommend taking a fresh look at why America's forefathers rejected the
>creation of a national income tax.
>        *       The Founders rejected all direct taxes that were not
>apportioned to each state by population.
>        *       The Supreme Court held the income tax unconstitutional as
>late as 1893.
>Analysts note around the turn of the century liberals began a
>"soak-the-rich" campaign in a push for a national income tax.
>Conservatives in Congress tried to derail the movement by supporting the
>tax only  as a constitutional amendment -- believing it would certainly
>*       On June 16, 1909, President Taft sent a message to Congress
>recommending a constitutional amendment to legalize federal income taxes.
>*       The Amendment passed the House 318-14 -- and unanimously passed the
>*       On Feb. 12, 1913, after three-fourths of the states ratified it,
>the 16th Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution.
>The collection process started out slowly but rapidly progressed:
>*       At first the income tax was only 1 percent of the first $20,000 and
>gradually rose to only 7 percent for income above $500,000.
>*       Most people didn't pay any income tax, with only 5 percent paying
>the tax as late as 1939.
>*       World War II greatly accelerated the tax, when collection was made
>for the first time in payroll -- before the taxpayer saw his paycheck.
>Former IRS commissioner T. Coleman Andrews said the 16th Amendment
>effectively repealed Article IV of the Bill of Rights, empowering the tax
>collector to invade our homes, our papers and inquire into our private
>Some economists recommend repealing the 16th amendment, passing a balanced
>budget amendment, and outlawing deficit spending during peacetime.
>Cal Thomas (syndicated columnist), "Scrub the Tax and the Agency?,"
>Washington Times, October 1, 1997.
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