One of the most effective history teaching tools I have ever discovered is the five-part series The Unauthorized History of Taxes. It presents a running history on the subject of taxes in the United States.
It can be accessed from Fox Nation, a news streaming service. Fox Nation is offered to subscribers for a fee, but it also offers a one-month free trial period, so you can watch it at no cost. If you accept the offer to participate in the experience, you will be prepared to make sound decisions when we learn the details of the Biden administration’s new tax increase program and how it could affect each of us.
In the last few years America has been transformed from a nation of the people, by the people, for the people to a nation of the politicians, by the politicians, and for the politicians. Each one of our 570 representatives in congress is more than a millionaire, yet they claim that they know what is best for their constituents without ever hearing from them.
If you study the history, you will be forced to believe that most of them will lie, cheat, and steal to maintain their hold on political power. We have been told that any new tax plan will only have an effect on those individuals who make more than $400,000 annually.
Both Houses of Congress are basically functioning from a 50-50 political break-up. Less than ten votes going either way will determine the future taxing questions now being considered, and all indications now are that the voting will be exclusively partisan.
We are expected to believe that each party allows their members to vote their minds in the way their constituents would direct them, and not be determined by party leaders. That reality challenges the imagination.
The only way left for the people to correct this reality is to unite as a free people and make our feelings known to the President, Vice President, and our elected representatives.
Our bargaining chip is our votes. We will withhold them when they are asked for in the 2022 national election.
They must learn that we will not be lied to: we will not support candidates who can’t keep us safe; we will support candidates who work to unite us, instead of those who promote class distinctions. We will demand that all candidates pledge and follow through on a mission to heal a fractured nation.
Grover Norquist founded Americans For Tax Reform (ATR) in 1985. Its primary goal is to oppose all tax increases as a matter of principle. The ATR promoted a Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a pledge signed by lawmakers who would agree to oppose increases in marginal income tax rates for individuals and businesses. The Pledge was signed by 95% of all Republican members of Congress in that year, but no Democrats.
2021 presents a political climate that could be ready for the idea to be resurrected for future study. It would be a first step to jump start a movement for the American people to take back control of our national government, and it could be led by the Village of Lansing, if we do it first.
The new taxes now being promoted by President Biden must first be explained and justified to the satisfaction of those would be paying for it, and questions must be answered in a public forum. The future of our children and grandchildren depends on it.
Our two senators and one congresswoman must stand and deliver before they vote on issues to raise taxes on the people of Lansing. The only power remaining to us is to withhold our votes from them in the next national election if they disregard the public and are not transparent.
Politics can be interpreted as a pendulum. It can only be pushed so far in one direction before it will start to come back.
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