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Tax Revolt

Posted by Cindy Sheehan  

12:00 AM Sep 26, 2008

"Desperate times call for drastic measures."
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But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Declaration of Independence


There are a thousand striking at the branches of evil, to one who is striking at the root.
Henry David Thoreau

How long is the "train of abuses and usurpations" that has been coupled together by the Bush regime with the consent, or active participation of Congress? In the

Declaration of Independence,

  our fore-parents listed the train of abuses that King "George" III (the king of Great Britain at the time) perpetrated on the American colonies. The differences between our "Mad King George," and the one that reigned over these states, 232 years ago are slim. If you "google" the Declaration, or pull one out of your pocket/purse and read it, you can see the abuses are practically identical. I am not going to list the abuses, because you can read them. The current one that is going to hit each and every American, though, whether unborn or one foot in the grave, is:



*For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.

In a recent Rasmussen poll only 7% of Americans approved of a bail out of Wall Street...gee, I wonder which ones those were? The CEO's of Goldman-Sachs and their families? And former CEO of Goldman-Sachs: US Treasury Secretary: Henry (Hammerin' Hank) Paulson?



There is one major difference between Past Mad King George and Present Mad King George, though. Our fore-parents had the courage and integrity to say "enough is enough, George" and they kicked an occupying force in the ass and booted them off our continent. We Present Americans are so passive in the face of, and cowed into submission by, the current state of fascist affairs in our country.



Now the evil "powers that be" in an incestuous collusion are collaborating to steal 2300.00 per American to give to Wall Street to pay for worthless paper transactions that will make our paper dollar worth even less. Mad King George and his obedient Court Jesters (Congress) are asking us to pony up our hard earned money from our hard-worked labor to keep the Wall Street Barbary Coast Pirates in the style to which they have become accustomed. I would like to call "HORSESHIT" on that!



Before my son, Casey, was killed in Iraq, I was like these Americans. I dutifully obeyed stupid laws and paid my taxes like a good, properly propagandized American.



As I wrote the checks, I never considered what my money was financing. After Casey was killed, I became deeply ashamed that I had in some small part funded the very thing that killed him: greedy and rampant US imperialism. I have not paid my taxes since. I won't pay my taxes until our money is used for positive projects: health insurance, affordable housing, credits for green development, jobs programs to rebuild our compromised infrastructure, education, etc. I can hold my head up and say that I feel that I have taken a principled stand against this US Corporate Empire.



This out of control system needs to be overthrown and even though we still retain a modicum of the 2nd Amendment, we do not have the firepower it would take to militarily overthrow our Mad King George and his Jesters. More importantly, I fear armed revolutions for the very reason that they always install violent regimes, so I am proposing another solution: a tax revolt.



Over the past 7+ years, our taxes have gone to pay for: killing innocent people, torturing and detaining without due process other people (innocent or guilty is no matter), increasing Police State America, bailing out other finance companies, paying for private mercenary soldiers in New Orleans, Iraq and Afghanistan and the very ephemeral notion of a "War on Terror." Most of us have continued to pay for these crimes against humanity. Some haven't and some have done so with a nagging feeling in the back of the place that is called a "conscience."



It is time to with hold your support from this criminally insane institution of Government/Wall Street. DO NOT allow your money to be used to bail out the fat cats. I propose:



*If employed, change your withholding to M-9, (married with 9 dependents) so no taxes are withheld from your paycheck and do not file next April 15th.



*If possible, limit your income to so you do not have to file.



*Or this is the best scenario: file your taxes and deduct 2300.00 for each member of your family and request a refund from Uncle Sam. (and still change your withholding).



*Withhold a partial amount of your taxes to make a statement.



There are many ways that this government finances its schemes, but a massive tax revolt will send reverberations throughout the rotten system.



Before Congress approves this Crime of the Century bail out, call your House Representative and Senators (toll free: 1-877-851-6437) and tell them that if they collude with the Bush Regime to do this, you won't be paying your 2008 income taxes.



Tax protest is a time honored and very courageous form of protest (ie: Boston Tea Party, Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi). I am not calling for a "protest" though...we have had many of those, I am calling for you to have the courage and integrity to join me in nothing less than a Revolution. It won't be easy, but neither will the resultant collapse of our economic system if this "trickle down" plan goes through. I am tired of being trickled on...it is time for action, not complaints or whining.



This is the only way we can stand up to power in this country and if we stand together, they cannot divide and conquer us. Let's reverse the trend and have thousands "striking at the root."

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How Many Houses Does Nancy Pelosi Own ?

Robert — 01:26 PM Oct 01, 2008

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi - who is leading the congressional surge to bailout the fascio-corporatist financiers and bankers of the wall street cabal - reports that she is worth between $23,000,000 and $93,000,000 (yes, that�s �millions�).

Pelosi�s reported assets include lines of credit with:

1. Bank of America $250,000 - $500,000.

2. Union Bank of California of $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 (millions again).

Additional assets include �margin accounts� with the following institutions:

1. Wells Fargo Investments...........$1.000,000 TO $5,000,000

2. WR Hambrecht & Co.................$500,000 TO $1,000,000.

Pelosi's reported �liabilities� include six (6) mortgages. The amounts are as follow:

MORTGAGE................AMOUNT

1...................................$1.000.000 TO $5,000,000.

2...................................$1.000.000 TO $5,000,000.

3...................................$500.000 TO $1,000,000.

4...................................$250.000 TO $500,000.

5...................................$1.000.000 TO $5,000,000.

6...................................$1.000.000 TO $5,000,000.

Pelosi obviously has a conflict of interest regarding the bailout of the financial and banking institutions of the wall street cabal. Fairness requires that she and all other members of congress with such extensive ties to these institutions not be allowed to vote either for or against the bailout.

Pelosi and the others should only be allowed to vote �present� on the bailout.

So what is this trying to accomplish...

Linda — 03:26 PM Oct 10, 2008

while i admire the quotations, and the notion of society rebeling against leadership for which the do not deem just. I fail to see the benefits of rebeling against taxes. In not paying the taxes which the government demands you are going to cause the IRS to spend more resources auditing you, and attempting to collect that money, in that regard your idea seems counterproductive. Also remember that we live in a country that possess an ever increasing deficit, congress cannot balance a budget even with the majority of taxes paid, so it doesn't seem as though having less tax dollars would make a significant difference.

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