by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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Please Mr. President – reconsider. Don’t do this. Please stop pushing Red Flag legislation.
Oh, like taxes, or frankly any law that deals directly with the people, they all start out, as does this suggestion from the President, fairly innocuously and backed with the best of intentions – at least outwardly.
But as Will Rogers said: “The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”
And ole Will’s saying doesn’t just apply to taxes. It applies to virtually all laws and all regulations.
Take the income tax … Please! Just kidding.
Seriously, in 1913, the first year of the income tax, the top tax bracket was 7 percent (and that included a six percent surtax) on all income over $500,000 ($11 million in today’s dollars), and the lowest tax bracket was 1 percent.
And of course promises were made by our benevolent government overlords prior to its introduction, that tax rates wouldn’t just be continually raised.