Is the Income Tax Immoral?

Editorial credit: Christopher Penler / Shutterstock.com

Once you give the government an inch on the income tax and spending, they take 100 million miles.

Republicans are fools if they think a tax increase on millionaires is going to fix anything. In fact, a millionaire’s tax will only embolden the Democrats and grow the government, something the Republicans also like.

When the 16th Amendment was passed, most Americans were not affected by it.

The incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a one percent federal tax. One percent!

This meant that a married couple would not start paying any tax until they made a dollar over $4000.

An income of $4000 in 1913, given the ravages of inflation, would be more than $88,000 in today’s dollar valuation.

In 1913, the top tax rate was 7% on incomes above $500,000 ($10 million in 2007 dollars) and a total of $28.3 million was collected. Less than 1% of the population paid federal income tax at the time.

The people who voted for the income tax believed that only the “rich” would be paying the tax.

Like today, the people who voted for the income tax voted because other people would be paying it. Not them.

It’s no wonder that liberals are called Progressives. They are willing to settle on very small gains in legislation at the beginning so over time they can increase its effect. This has happened with every legislative act in history. We’ve seen the creation of unconstitutional wealth transfer programs and their continued growth.

Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” But this was before taxing power was handed over to the federal government. Will Rogers (1879–1935), humorist and social commentator, with more than a century of congressional foibles to evaluate, said, “The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”

Liberals and those who bow down to their decrees contend that taxation is all about social justice…

 

Read the Rest of the Story at GaryDeMar.com 

Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar was raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and Reformed Theological Seminary (1979). He has served as researcher and writer at the Christian Worldview ministry American Vision since 1980 and President since 1984. Today he serves as Senior Fellow at American Vision where he lectures, researches, and writes on various worldview issues. Gary is the author of 30 books on a variety of topics – from "America’s Christian History" and "God and Government" to "Thinking Straight in a Crooked World" to "Last Days Madness." Gary has been interviewed by Time magazine, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, the BBC, and Sean Hannity. He has done numerous radio and television interviews, including the “Bible Answer Man,” hosted by Hank Hanegraaff and “Today’s Issues” with Tim Wildmon and Marvin Sanders. Newspaper interviews with Gary have appeared in the Washington Times, Toledo (Ohio) Blade, the Sacramento Bee, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Chicago Tribune.

Please leave your comments below