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Saturday, April 12, 2014

TPP: Repeal the 16th Amendment

APR 8, 2014 | http://www.teapartypatriots.org/all-issues/news/repeal-the-16th-amendment/ TPP_Capture

In just a few days, American citizens will once again be forced to give an annual accounting of their tax liability to the federal government, despite the fact that the IRS has been siphoning off a portion of their hard-earned income all year long. It’s called Tax Day. In the United States of America, the more you earn, the more the government takes.

We at Tea Party Patriots agree that the 16th Amendment needs to be repealed. You can help by signing our petition for repeal here.

The income tax became law when Congress adopted the 16th Amendment in 1913. Since then, our tax code has ballooned to tens of thousands of pages of unreadable, convoluted text with loophole after loophole. Those who come out on top are the ones who figure out how best to game the system.

Meanwhile, middle-class Americans are, once a year, forced to navigate a complicated web of loopholes and deductions. The whole process hinders opportunities to do things like save for college, save for retirement, and plan for a solid, financial future. How can anyone plan for the future when the ever-changing tax code fluctuates on the whims of lawmakers, often resulting in more onerous burdens?

Washington has talked tax reform to death for decades, all talk and no action.  The reason is because too much of the Washington establishment benefits from the current tax system.  The people who are supposed to protect your money are more concerned with protecting their own interests.

We hope you’ll join us. We believe the income tax takes too much of your money and actually serves as an impediment to any opportunity for you and your family to achieve financial security.  Likewise, the current tax system is a drag on economic growth.

It’s becoming more and more apparent that Americans can’t trust their own government to fairly implement the tax code in a just and transparent manner. This Tax Day, instead of standing by and sending your hard-earned money to the government, support Tea Party Patriots and Rep. Bridenstine and join the effort. It’s time to repeal the 16thAmendment!

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