Happy 100th Birthday to the US Income Tax Amendment!

Did you know that the US didn’t have an income tax until 1913? That means that we somehow managed to run the country WITHOUT taking people’s income for 292 years. How is that possible, you ask? Simple! The government wasn’t as far-reaching, so it didn’t need nearly as much money to function. Wars and such were paid for by taxing goods here and there, but not by taxing goods in addition to income, property, and anything/everything else they could get their hands on. The more power we give our government (which it was never intended to have in the first place), the more of our money they burn through to keep themselves (barely) running.

Another interesting fact? The US “tax army” is bigger than the Army we have in Iraq. Why in the world do we pay more people to mismanage our money, than we do to protect our freedom?

There’s a lesson here. Smaller government = smaller debt. It really is just that simple. If we want to take our country back, then we need to vote out anyone who is a proponent for bigger government.

 

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