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Zan_of_Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-04 01:00 PM
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15. Well
If they can't count our votes properly, there's no reason to expect them to count our tax money properly. Right?

Plus, I seem to remember an old saying,

No Taxation without Representation!

A massive tax revolt would be one way to get their attention. However, the IRS and the feds would not exactly welcome this form of free speech protest -- I'm no lawyer, and I'm just guessing here but.....

Since withholding is automatic for most working people, it would not be easy to implement either.

Plus, I don't think most Americans would think we are at that point in our political disgust.
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  -If Bush is installed anyway, should we still have to pay federal taxes? buddysmellgood  Dec-26-04 12:29 PM   #0 
  - I am not an attorney either...  slor   Dec-26-04 12:31 PM   #1 
  - I'm not a lawyer either -  bitchkitty   Dec-26-04 12:31 PM   #2 
  - Civil Disobedience  iamjoy   Dec-26-04 12:34 PM   #3 
  - Well first, before jail, everyone should file for as many extensions as  buddysmellgood   Dec-26-04 12:38 PM   #9 
     - That would cause a financial burden for many Americans  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-26-04 06:21 PM   #29 
        - Yes it would.  buddysmellgood   Dec-26-04 07:59 PM   #33 
  - Bush WANTS to end Federal taxes..  OKthatsIT   Dec-26-04 12:35 PM   #4 
  - I keep telling people  Carolab   Dec-26-04 12:36 PM   #5 
  - Federal taxes are not voluntary ...  BansheeDem   Dec-26-04 10:48 PM   #45 
  - ...not a lawyer either. But "No Taxation Without Representation" ...  zann725   Dec-26-04 12:37 PM   #6 
  - Oooh, I like that. Haliburton wouldn't get a dime. We could really  buddysmellgood   Dec-26-04 12:41 PM   #10 
  - Amen.  Turn CO Blue   Dec-26-04 12:45 PM   #13 
  - So, instead of a Boston Tea Party  Clark2008   Dec-26-04 02:22 PM   #22 
  - No taxation without representation.  Turn CO Blue   Dec-26-04 12:37 PM   #7 
  - Taxes are disputable in court However  sportndandy   Dec-26-04 12:38 PM   #8 
  - Now we're getting somewhere. Everybody needs to do this. Push the  buddysmellgood   Dec-26-04 12:43 PM   #12 
  - Don't pay them and see what happens...  MissBrooks   Dec-26-04 12:42 PM   #11 
  - I don't think its going to be pretty  lenidog   Dec-26-04 12:55 PM   #14 
  - Well  Zan_of_Texas   Dec-26-04 01:00 PM   #15 
  - What do you do, tell your boss not to take out federal taxes? eom  genieroze   Dec-26-04 01:03 PM   #16 
  - I'm pretty sure  BlueStateBlue   Dec-26-04 10:16 PM   #39 
  - There used to be a movement among fringe  Yupster   Dec-26-04 01:04 PM   #17 
  - As I understood it, it is unconstitutional because  Carolab   Dec-26-04 01:26 PM   #19 
  - You can certainly file a class action law suit  Yupster   Dec-26-04 01:18 PM   #18 
  - A first step happens in January  illflem   Dec-26-04 01:56 PM   #20 
  - I had a friend go exempt  TheGoldenRule   Dec-26-04 02:14 PM   #21 
  - "taxation without representation" only worked for our forefathers because  steelyboo   Dec-26-04 02:34 PM   #23 
  - Yeah, we'll fight with flowers and peace signs like they did in the 60's  genieroze   Dec-26-04 02:38 PM   #24 
     - exactly, Im more a child of the Yippies, with 'Y', poilitics as theater  steelyboo   Dec-26-04 02:44 PM   #25 
        - I'm the youngest and my older brothers and sisters were hippies  genieroze   Dec-26-04 03:12 PM   #27 
           - We have found out there is fraud.  Zan_of_Texas   Dec-26-04 09:06 PM   #34 
              - It's the proving it that will be hard  genieroze   Dec-26-04 10:04 PM   #37 
  - Taxation Without Representation...  Triana   Dec-26-04 02:52 PM   #26 
  - The IRS would love for you  Poppyseedman   Dec-26-04 03:40 PM   #28 
  - But what if hundreds of thousands, maybe millions  bitchkitty   Dec-26-04 07:22 PM   #30 
     - They'd use  BoomerSoonerOKU   Dec-26-04 07:27 PM   #31 
     - If enough of us objected  Carolab   Dec-26-04 09:38 PM   #36 
        - back taxes  tintin99   Dec-26-04 10:23 PM   #43 
     - Are these the same 100,00's that didn't come out for any of the protests?  seriousstan   Dec-26-04 07:39 PM   #32 
        - Too bad we're not all offshore corporations.  Zan_of_Texas   Dec-26-04 09:11 PM   #35 
  - Let's get John Edwards to take the case  BlueStateBlue   Dec-26-04 10:11 PM   #38 
  - Only if you've never paid taxes!  Razorback_Democrat   Dec-26-04 10:18 PM   #40 
  - Inventive - But very doubtful. Nice try. NT  Silverhair   Dec-26-04 10:20 PM   #41 
  - Pay no taxes based on Equal protection. Middle classes not equal.  fearnobush   Dec-26-04 10:22 PM   #42 
  - Would ALL laws be null and void then?  tintin99   Dec-26-04 10:25 PM   #44 

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