Friday, January 20, 2006

Yippeeee! It's the FairyTax!!


UPDATED 5-4-07

I'm writing this in early May 2007, and already the 2008 election cycle has kicked in, so I would expect a new marketing campaign any day now for the corrupt Congress’ favorite lust – a national sales tax.

Euphemistically dubbed the ‘FairTax’, its proper name is the FairyTax because its purpose is to shake taxpayers off the trail of Tax Honesty, which has pulled suckers out of the "fair share" line by the millions. Crooks don't like people leaving the "fair share" line. So they cooked up a fairy tale to make weary taxpayers pray for the coming of the Tax Fairy. She can chase away the mean old IRS, and will make it morning in America!

Socialist politicians have launched national sales tax trial balloons almost every year for decades; but Americans were never buying it. But today, with the most socialist Congress in generations, the Fairy may just be ready for prime time.

You see, four generations of government-schooling has produced two widespread results: an inability to think logically, and a lack of desire to weigh politician’s programs using traditional moral principle.

Today’s average taxpayer, if he even considers Tax Honesty, does so for selfish or economic reasons. Living large on the last of the moral capital built up by our forefathers, he's oblivious to what’s down this road: the end of liberty for his children and grandchildren.

In the spirit of America’s founders, Tax Honesty is all about accepting the truth of fallen human nature. Or to put it in today’s vernacular, Tax Honesty is about not being stuck on stupid.

Here, let’s draw an analogy to the economics of the American still standing in the “fair share” line every April 15th; complaining about a $3,600,000,000,000 annual DC pork-fest...while feeding it.

Imagine that you gave your 16-year-old son an unlimited bank account, a wallet full of no-limit credit cards, and a new Ferrari. You think he’ll grow up industrious and full of virtue? Or say you gave a sherriff’s deputy the opportunity to handle a daily stream of bags of evidence – say $2 million in small bills – every day for ten years, and you never, ever checked on it. Would you expect all the money to be accounted for a decade hence? Sure, why not? And let’s reform Congress with a revenue-neutral ($3.6 trillion/year) FairyTax!

The Federal Reserve and the IRS have never been audited; the taxpayers who ‘donate’ almost three trillion dollars annually have never seen an accounting of the IRS or the Federal Reserve. Not ever. Yet, taxpayers complain as they fork over one-third of everything they earn, stuck on stupid, and dreaming of a Tax Fairy.

It's good to want to get extortionists off the backs of productive Americans. It's good to get rid of all the IRS paperwork; but don't taxpayers know that 67 million non-filers already did away with the pressure and hassle of filing out forms and reporting to domestic terrorists?

For us -- the 67 million Americans no longer stuck on stupid -- we don’t need the Tax Fairy; April 15th is already just another day of the year for us. We did our research, and then we took a stand, and now we stand up to racketeers and scoundrels, just like our forefathers did. This is the price of citizenship in these 50 States of the American republic.

Tax Honesty is not primarily about being entitled to what you earn; that consideration pales in comparison to winning America’s REAL War on Terror: the ongoing destruction of the greatest free society in history.

Our domestic enemy is funded by citizens who remain ignorant and passive because they're terrorised of their employees. As harsh as it sounds, no better application ever existed for the term, 'stuck on stupid'.

And so with every crop of fresh politicians on the national scene, the fairy tales begin afresh. A demagogue or thief can have a field day with ignorant people who won't read, are terrorised, but who pay up anyway. Washington D.C. is a con artist's Land of Canaan, flowing with milk and honey. It's where the IRS check-skimming machine is; an unlimited ATM that spits out thousand dollar bills for members of Congress, at will. And not just for those porkers, but for every banker and stock trader and corporate exec, too! The IRS is the extortion end of a real Bailout Bonanza.

Corrupt politicians will try to entice you to pray for the coming of the Tax Fairy. The politicical tactic is an old one; the FairTax plays good cop while the present IRS scam plays bad cop. Ignorant taxpayers will do swan dives from the frying pan into the fire, cheering all the way down!

Soon, the rate becomes 35% federal sales tax, and then (like the postage-stamp shuffle) it inches up to 60...70...80% federal sales tax, and more. (In my lifetime, the tax rate has been that high.)By then, the citizen is powerless to change things, and won’t go back to the present scheme. America would join Europe on the socialist slippery slope into history's ash heap.

But the FairyTax is even worse than that.

Rather than rid us of the IRS as proponents claim, a national sales tax would transform every business, no matter how small, into a front-line tax-collector with harsher reporting requirements and tougher sanctions than they face today from IRS al Qaeda.

But the FairyTax is even worse that that.

The FairyTax will invite corruption and black-market activity as it does wherever national sales taxes are in effect. Oppressive government will go on steroids because the FairyTax is a “revenue neutral” plan, which means that the tax rate at the beginning is set high enough to produce an equal ocean of cash to that which Washington now inhales: $3.6 trillion a year. That's almost three thousand billion dollars more than is required to fund every federal function enumerated in the Constitution!

Tax reform? Oh, sure there’s a Tax Fairy, Virginia. And hey, your son loves those credit cards and the Ferrari. Way cool...you're the best parent on earth...now get back to work!

Any revenue neutral tax scheme is a pit of temptation for millions of Americans who lack the brains, diligence, pride, or Christian principle to perform productive work. Instead, they sit in a government job, or they contract with government, or they own a piece of government through the back door (buying the smarmy baby-kisser with a dream for your school district, city, county, or state). Socialism breeds and attracts lazy people.

Of course this isn’t new; there will always be sleazy politicians and lazy, corrupt bureaucrats. There’s no end of bottom-dwelling lawyers who see the law as just a trap to be sprung (for a cut of the action). There’s nothing new about the accountant who cooks your books for a fee. And no, we’ll never be free of pulpiteers that tickle your religious ear for a tax-exempt ‘offering’ in return. But America was never such a breeding ground for such species.
Most Americans used to work hard for a living. We wanted no handouts. We credited God for what we had, and never asked anything from government because we knew simple civics: such a scheme is called socialism and it’s not American. But since before World War II, the IRS check-skimming scam increasingly engulfed our economy, drowning it in a flood-tide of human cockroaches. “Fair share” taxpayers breathlessly wait -- stuck on stupid -- arguing about who will pay for the latest multi-billion-dollar 'bailout'; simple extortion! Then they pray for the FairyTax to appear; she'll make things all better. They have no clue that a national sales tax will do absolutely nothing to clean up this dump.

But emptying the trough will.

©2007 David M. Zuniga- American Glasnost