The “United States of Nullification”
(Resistance to Tyranny, Part Two)
by Blank Reg
Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
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Push comes to shove—what about taxes?
Technically, most federal taxes and fees are collected directly by the federal government, most notoriously IRS “withholding”. But what if states decided to temporarily intervene? Hypothetically, could they—again using 9th and 10th Amendment arguments—ask employers in their states, who are forced to withhold, to temporarily place those revenues in a dedicated escrow account, “withholding the withholdings “, as it were, until certain reforms—like election reforms—are passed and implemented? We could find out.
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Libertarians are always looking for ways to put “logs” in the Federal Gooferment’s way.
Here’s a good one.
All federal taxes collected in a State should be collected by the State Gooferment and forwarded to the Federal Gooferment!
The value is NO NEED FOR THE IRS.
Most States have a similar income tax system that piggy backs on the Federal Gooferment system. Time to switch places.
Those States that don’t have an income tax can figure out how they would like to fund, or not, the Federal Gooferment!
No need for Federal programs that send money to the States either.