Submitted by M. R. Hamilton on
So many people have supported a national flat sales tax. In the global currency reset circles, a flat tax of 17% or 14% had been predicted to start January 1st, 2020. But the flat tax is no more Constitutional than the graduated income tax. The Constitution for the United States of America forbids any direct tax from the federal government within the states without regard to apportionment.
As we see in Article I, Section 2, Clause 3
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.
So as we see here, direct taxes must be apportioned. Here we see at dictionary.com.
to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide and assign according to some rule of proportional distribution:
This being the case, the federal government could charge $1,000.00 per head in each of the states, but the second that any one people is required to pay more or less that any other one people, the tax is no longer apportioned and is not a lawful tax in compliance with The Constitution for the United States of America. A tax of 14% would require someone spending $20,000 per year on taxable items to pay $2,800, but someone spending $200,000 on taxable items would pay $28,000 per year in the sales tax scheme.
The purpose for the scheme
As it currently stands, those of us who have figured out the lie and how to abide legally without paying income tax or filing tax returns do not pay income tax. We are not participating in what we know does not apply to most Americans. So if a national "flat" sales tax is instituted, we no longer have a way to avoid the illegal tax, at least until we find out the way we have been given to opt out, which would require that we get some kind of card that we would have to show each time we made a purchase to have the sales tax removed.
Do not believe for a minute that the national sales tax is more "fair". It is still not a Constitutional tax leveed by the federal government within the states. The ONLY option the federal government has to tax people within the states if a flat amount, not a flat percentage. The federal government only has hte option to charge everyone the same dollar amount for each people within the states. Yes, people with bigger families would pay more, but having a bigger family is by choice, just like educating said bigger family is by choice. People choose to have more children and people who choose not to have children or to have fewer children should not be punished for their decisions. If people cannot take responsibility for their own children, they should not have them.