Today, April 18th, is known as Tax Day, but, in reality, it is War Profiteer Day.
Explains how this tax works:
"The IRS and Income tax was first instituted in 1913, to pay for the all of the debt owed to corporations who provided the weapons, uniforms, etc. for the U.S. Civil war.
The was the beginning of the military-industrial-complex in the U.S.
With each war after the federal government began to use this mechanism to further take dollars from the pockets of Americans and give it to a professional military class and warmaking corporations.
Since the end of WWII the U.S. has spent (or wasted) nearly $20 TRILLION on "defense" and "security"...money that could have gone to building up this nation in more substative ways.
At current rates, another $7-8 Trillion will be spent (wasted) during the next decade."
1913: America's Worst Year - The Income Tax www.scragged.com/articles/1913-americas-worst-year---the-income-tax
This is where your tax dollars go, to fund the US Empire that kills people world wide, while bombing, invading, occupying, and stealing from all nations, and the rich war profiteers that control the politicians will continue to kill for money and power, until we the people take the power back.
Some have bought into the Tea Party movement as a way to stop big government.
The Tea Party supporters are being corralled back into the Republican Party.
Two of the biggest issues that the Tea Party ignore are:
1) Corporate tax evasion, and an overall transfer of wealth from the taxpayers to the large corporations.
2) Military defense spending, over $1 Trillion Dollars annually, that must be funded not only by our income tax revenue, but by the selling and paying interest on US Treasury bills, bonds, and notes.
2011 Defense Spending Bill & Taxes – Largest in History www.truthistreason.net/2011-defense-spending-bill-taxes-largest-in-history
The reality of this spending and of corporate welfare is that, at some point, the nations will not want to invest in the US Dollar, and will simply stop buying our debt through US Treasuries, and the US Dollar will cease to be the world's trading currency, and then we will have no other option to fund the government, than to cut more social programs, and raise taxes on the middle working class, and we the people will still be legally responsible for the $14 Trillion debt, half of which is held by China, Japan, and numerous other nations.
They will demand payment, and all we have is public land to compensate them with, it will be a big real estate auction.
Tea Party members, and all other citizens, please refocus your energy on the two biggest issues facing us; corporate takover of our government and unlimited spending on endless wars.
Many people I know in the Tea Party movement understand that government corruption is out of control at all levels, federal, state, and local, and is getting worse.
All that I can hope for is the people, from the Tea Party, to the Democrats and Republicans, accept one simple fact:
The people who you think are representing you, are in fact, representing the large corporations, who fund their rise to power and expect loyalty in return, this simple truth will not change.
All of the Tea Party politicians have received money from some corporate interests, and the proof is in the lack of change of direction in policy.
Rand Paul, the golden boy of the Tea Party, ( nothing like his old man ) has not and will not resist the US foriegn policy, or the military industrial complex, that is the sacred cow, or the political "third rail", so he is no different than the Republicans.
Saying you want to cut military spending is a lot different than actually doing it, he knows he can't make a real dent in the trillion dollar defense budget, maybe trim a million or two dollars from some outdated defense weapon that was already scrapped and replaced with new weapons contracts, like those fighter jet engines, but, it looks like he is doing something about cutting military spending.
Rand Paul is supporting the US occupations of Afghanistan, Iraq, and all the US bases around the world, he is a friend if the US Empire and the Military Industrial Complex.
Rand Paul is proposing a bill to cut $73 Million from the defense budget.
Check my math, but that's less than one tenth of one percent of The annual $850 Billion (including the emergency supplemental spending bill), and he knows he won't have the votes to pass it, so he is acting as controlled opposition.
It would be better if he promoted the exact same proposals for foreign policy and US base closings, as his father, Ron Paul has.
Also how do you justify his Afghanistan stance?
I am not trying to win any debates here, I just don't want to get behind another "real and honest" politician who says all the right things, like Ron Paul on the right, and Dennis Kucinich and Bernie Saunders on the left, and nothing changes, they are no more than gatekeepers whose sole purpose is to bring the wanderers back to the herd, and keep the fringe groups from becoming to powerful and radical.
Again I say, demand results immediately, or withdraw your support from these Misrepresentatives, and while your at it, ask yourself one question:
Why do you want to be represented by another person on issues that affect you personally?
You wouldn't give politicians like Ron Paul power of attorney, would you?
So why do you want to give them power to represent your interests in your own life?
That is the biggest flaw of a republic over a democracy, personally, I am an Individual Anarchist.
Demand that the people in power actually do what the people want, instead of just making speeches and holding rallies.