How will the government pay its expenses without the tax on labor?

The government is spending huge amounts of money on activities and kibitzing in areas it has no authority to spend.  56% of the current budget is spent on agencies and bureaus the federal government has no authority to create, much less fund and operate.  Agencies like the Department of Education, Department of Labor, Agriculture Department are all functions of the States.

The tax on labor represents only a portion of government revenues, but it is enough to permit the government to make many of these unauthorized expenditures.  There is more than sufficient money to fund any and all legitimate, Constitutionally sanctioned activities of the federal government.

Should the need arise, however, for more funding, Congress can pass a tax on property or person, such as the tax on labor, so long as it follows the Constitution and apportions the tax among the states, assessing each state, not the citizens, with its share.  The federal government may need to learn some humility, since it would consider asking the States for money to be demeaning, but it is about time it is reminded that it serves, not rules, the States and the People who created it.

If working men and women were to divert half of what the federal government is stealing from them each year to their respective States, that would be far more than the States are now receiving, with strings attached, from the federal government.  Roads and highways would improve immensely.  Schools would not only be better equipped and staffed, they would be run the way we choose to run them, not as some bureaucrat in Washington, D.C., thinks.  More importantly, our state legislatures would answer to us, not to Washington.

The other half would go to benefit the family, providing a better standard of living, spending money and creating jobs in their communities and spurring their own economies to prosperity.  Such a surge in commerce would produce an enormous increase in legitimate income tax revenues, reducing the loss of stolen labor.  Thus, everyone would be better off, including the federal government, which would be free to do a better job of meeting its real assigned duties of defense (to include securing our borders) and foreign relations.


This material is not intended to be considered as legal advice, which can only be rendered with a complete knowledge of the facts of each unique case, nor is it intended to advise, recommend or encourage anyone to fail or refuse to file income tax returns or pay income taxes claimed by the Internal Revenue Service.