Flat Tax is Fair and Balanced
John R. Houk
© April 12, 2007
“Taxes:” In the days of the New
Testament tax collectors were listed among sinners. History has shown taxation
to be a necessary yet unpopular necessity to ensure a stable government
performs its services.
an Amendment to the
Constitution was needed to initiate a
permanent Income Tax. The XVI Amendment to
the Constitution was ratified by the
required amount of States in 1913. Thus began an ever burdensome tax code that
was supposed to tax the wealthy and simplify taxation for Middle America and
This has not happened; indeed the tax code is so confusing that many Middle America are hounded by the IRS for Tax Evasion
when the reality is Tax Negligence.
There are criminals that attempt to exploit the tax
code; however in most cases these are the nefarious rich and career criminal
trying to launder their money and hide it from the IRS. It is the Middle Class
that gets hammered by the IRS. The Middle Class unjustly have their
Constitutional Rights taken away as the IRS has the ability to seize assets
(properties and bank accounts) without warning. If you made the mistake you are
charged the actual tax plus penalties in interest. If the IRS made the mistake,
you get an apology and you are out the time and money the IRS has cost you.
I sound a little bitter huh?
The Income Tax has evolved into one of the most
unfair taxes for rich and poor alike. It is time for a FLAT TAX that assesses
American citizens in a fair and balanced way. David Lazarus writes of such a Flat Tax largely
constructed by Alvin Rabushka and Robert Hall.