Does Maryland resident Alice Scanlon pay more taxes than you? Maybe not. But Scanlon certainly keeps track of her taxes better than you. Much better. Down to the penny better.
“I was listening to our president about a year ago and I kept hearing him say ‘pay your fair share,” Scanlon told TheBlaze recently. “It got me thinking, what is our fair share?” So she turned to her records, and an excel spreadsheet.
“I just started looking through all of our receipts and tax filings from the past year and made columns for each,” she explained. The middle class Dundalk, MD, resident notes that she had to expand her list a number of times due to the hidden taxes she kept discovering. The average entry features a relatively small amount, sometimes only pennies, but it is all there. Gas taxes, state and federal taxes, special Maryland alcohol tax, cell phone taxes and “Bay Restoration Fees,” road tolls, mandatory union dues, and on and on. A typical entry from the list will look like this:
Scanlon’s list grew and grew — and it’s growing and growing. It is now 18 columns wide.
“There is a much bigger picture than most taxpayers know,” she insisted. ”Once you add them up it is sickening how much you are really paying and the levels of bureaucracy is borderline dysfunctional.” When asked which tax she found the most egregious there was no hesitation: “Oh, the phone bill, hands down.” Her spreadhsheet includes a footnote highlighting the litany of taxes and fees associated with it:
“Telephone fees include: MD 911 fee, Federal Excise Tax, MD local tax, Federal Universal Service fee, MD Gross Receipts Tax surcharge, Telecommunications Access of MD fee, Federal Subscriber line charge, Md State sales tax, PEG Grant fee, Regulatory Recovery Fee – Federal, Video Franchise Fee"
So how much has this working class family paid to the government to date? A whopping $26,000. Well, actually the total looks more like this:
“This is 27 percent of mine and my husbands combined income,” Scanlon said with minor irritation, “and the total taxes paid in 2012 will easily tip over $30,000 by the end of the fiscal year.”
Has she remembered to include the "Kosher Tax" on nearly everything she eats?
How much more shall endure?
IT 'S TIME TO REFUSE TO PAY TAXES TO THE CRIMINALS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE DEBT ~
STOP PAYING FOR ALL THE BOMBS AND OCCUPATIONS AROUND THE WORLD
THE ROTHCHILD FAMILY OWNS HALF THE WORLDS WEALTH
DON'T PAY FOR THERE PROPAGANDA
TIME FOR SOLIDARITY
IF WE SIT BACK AND WATCH MULTIPLE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND DO NOTHING THEN WE ARE COMPLICIT AND ONE DAY IT WILL BE OUR TURN TO FEEL THE BOOT OF OCCUPYING FORCES ON OUR NECKS AND THE NECKS OF OUR CHILDREN
HOW DO THEY DO IT ? THEY MAKE US PAY FOR IT IN THE BIGGEST HIDDEN TAX OF ALL ~
INFLATED FIAT CURRENCY
FUK THE UN -
FUK THE NEW WORLD ORDER -
ITS TIME TO ACT PEOPLE , ITS TIME TO FIND OUR COURAGE AND RISE UP!
MASS NON COMPLIANCE AGAINST THE NEW WORLD ORDER!
I dunno if this would work, I myself quit supporting the pricks since 2000, I personally know of a 1/2 dozen others who avoid giving these assclowns any money or support as well, there has to be more in the US who don't, but ballless to admit it for fear of reprisal...I think it would take @ least 85% of the nation to stop paying for the pricks incompetent and asinine attempts to "rule" the land. Then maybe the monster will shrivel up and die.
If there are others who don't feed the fed for 'whatever" reason i would not call them ball -less .. lol
any one who has decides to file exempt or how ever they do it is pretty ballzy in a world so afraid to do anything outside the norm of the new "normalcy bias" as to who is suppose to pay income tax~ we are so dummied down we just ASS-U ME ~ WE OWE WITHOUT EVEN QUESTIONING IT !!
What a gimick i see these criminals have mass compliance of a law that doesn't exist!
That kind of Power must be great! But MUST END!!
If there is MASS COMPLIANCE for a LAW THAT IS NON EXISTENT
there can be MASS NON COMPLIANCE TO DISOBEY THAT SAME LAW THAT DOES NOT EXIST!!
If they could FLIP IT
YES WE CAN ~~FLIP IT BACK
It has always been the answer IMO all it will take is a movement with someone [i don't know who]
but someone brave to is willing to actually die if need be to be in your face INFORMATIVE ABOUT NON COMPLIANCE TO A LAW THAT DOESN'T EXIST
It not illegal to OBEY THE LAW
Id love to see signs that say OBEY THE LAW DON'T FILE WITH IRS
only corporations pay income taxes there were no new taxes levied after the 16th amendment it was for the newly established corporations not regular americans are YOU A CORPORATION? AS A MATTER OF FACT SEEMS THE ONLY PEOPLE NOT PAYING INCOME TAXES IS THE CORPORATIONS LIKE>> GENERAL ELECTRIC
It would work if the people realized first of all it isn't illegal and second even if it was ~
fuk the new world order and there criminal network ~ time for real change
file EXEMPT! USE YOUR POWER ~ THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
If only there was a movement who concentrated on this one thing
Power to all the people ~ TAKE IT BACK
How do you eat an elephant?
One bite at a time ;)
This does not include the hidden tax of inflation, time spent dealing with the government bureaucracy and the cost of an accountant to do your end of year tax return!
True, Ken. This article just scratches the surface.
This is mind blowing! I know of a cell phone co. that charges a $2 fee [tax] to the people paying their monthly bill in cash...at the company store! This practice could very well become the norm for all the utility outlets and for any merchant, as far as that goes! BTW the tax poem below is a rather sad/comical truth. And susie...you are right on!
And our forefathers fought the revolutionary war over a 3% tax. Income is defined by the tax code as profits made by corporations, not as salaries and wages. $26k/yr. is an absurd amount of extortion by government criminals. This all goes to pay the interest on the national debt? Why do we pay interest on our own money? It's because the federal reserve, and it's fiat currency is a ponzi scheme. Paper money is worthless, it's given artificial value by the ones who own the printing press's. Property tax is illegal. Once the tax is paid on something, you don't keep paying it year after year, then it's extortion.