In times of economic uncertainty, politicians often spend their time attacking those at the top. They argue that the very wealthy aren’t paying their “fair share.” They say that if the rich would just pay more in income taxes, everything would be better. Instead, we should focus on trying to lift those at the bottom—a principal understood by great leaders across party lines like John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.
When we try to pay for more by taking more, the people who get squeezed are doctors, lawyers and small business owners—people who provide valuable services that citizens need and want. These individuals were not all born with silver spoons. Many came from nothing, borrowed significantly to get through school or start their own business and are trying to live their version of the American dream. We need a tax code that doesn’t penalize success and also doesn’t punish the working poor. We should never punish hard work!
* Income taxes and employment taxes are already voluntary, but the IRS and others pretend that it's required by law, but anyone can read the law oneself online, Title 26 in the CFR, i.e. Code of Federal Regulations, and see that such taxes only apply to very few situations, mostly involving "income" on foreign businesses etc.
* The legal word for income itself doesn't mean what most people call income. Fascists or imperialists have pulled the wool over the sheeple's eyes, via the media and the miseducation system.