Good News: Taxes Are Voluntary

Sunday, March 14, 2010
Posted in category Tax Tyranny

And you thought you had to pay them? Ridiculous!

Senator Harry Reid says, “the government doesn’t force you to pay taxes.” Reid says that he “doesn’t accept the phraseology” that the government “forcefully takes money from you.” Really, I am not joking. Oh … and he says that the reason our system is called a “voluntary” tax system is because we have deductions/loopholes that allow us to keep some of our money. Just for fun, count how many times Reid says “voluntary” and “phraseology.”

I’m not sure how dated this interview is, but bear in mind that this is a U.S. Senator spending 4+ minutes denying the notion of government force and coercion. This isn’t the first time I’ve covered this topic.

I can’t seem to load the video, so here is the link to YouTube.

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2 Responses to Good News: Taxes Are Voluntary

  1. Michael says:

    March 15th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    It’s simple really. Senator Reid doesn’t associate force with government action on those who refuse to pay income taxes.

    And what Big Government pol would believe otherwise?

  2. Tom Osborne says:

    March 15th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    “In some countries, the employer takes out of their paycheck the taxes that are due!” I guess they don’t withhold from the paychecks of Senators? What an imbecile. The only people dumber than a guy like this are those who continue to vote for him.

    Kind of reminds me of something a friend told me about the Navy when he enlisted in order to keep from being drafted into the Army and being sent to Viet Nam. In boot camp, they kept saying, “Don’t you complain, remember, you VOLUNTEERED for this!” Of course, he figured that over at the Army, they were telling their draftees, “Don’t you complain, you CHOSE this; you could have volunteered for the Navy!”

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