This video is from April 2008 – an interview with Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) – claims that paying federal taxes is voluntary. An astonishing fact: Reid has been subsequently been re-elected to office. Reid says paying federal taxes is voluntary…”our system is a voluntary system.” He comes to this conclusion because the government does not take all of your tax payment from your employer, as is done in other countries. The fact that you get a home mortgage deduction on your taxes, is proof that paying federal taxes is “voluntary.”
AlliDrac posted this video with this insightful comment:
“When you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.”
The Lonely Conservative has a great post up on how the U.S. is taxed among all other OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries. Follow the link to the tax table, and keep it handy for all your Progressive friends.
Senator Harry Reid: U.S. Federal Tax payments are voluntary (video)