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Abolish Income Taxes !!!!!

Abolish Income Taxes

By Robert M. Barber
Currit tempus contra desides et sui juris contemptores

Do you want more money so that you can take a long deserved vacation? You could even use that extra money to start that home-based business you have been dreaming of. Would you like to use that extra money to buy four new tires for your car? How about using that money to buy new furniture for your home and new clothes to wear to your favorite eatery, movie or just to show-off? How about a new computer to access Internet right from your own home and know that you can pay for the monthly Internet service? You can have a substantial increase in your paycheck if you help me to Abolish Income Taxes! That's right! Help me to Abolish Income Taxes and you can have alot more money in your paycheck ! If you want more money in your paycheck, please read on !

My name is Bob Barber and I started a political party to Abolish Income Taxes. To get rid of income taxes join the Philoeconopolist Party and elect 290 new members to the U.S. House of Representatives and elect 67 new members to the U.S. Senate to pass new tax legislation with a required 2/3rds vote in both the House and the Senate. We can do it !!!

If people read Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, income taxes will disappear in America !!!!! Mr. Smith wrote - "The sole use of money is to circulate consumable goods". That is one secret Mr. Smith reveals in his classic book published in 1776. Unfortunately, most of the 36.5 million Americans who live in poverty today do not know that. I'm creating a Study Guide & Index for Wealth of Nations to guide you through the key elements of the concepts of capitalism. You will learn about labor, commerce, what money really is, what the various types of taxes are and who should pay them, what the duties of our federal government are, what the different sources of government revenue and debt are, and much more. Once the secrets are revealed to you, you will then have the same basic knowledge of money, commerce, and taxes, that the richest people in the world already know. After using my Study Guide & Index for Wealth of Nations you will then be able to understand how money is used in America today. See the order form below for more information.

Because of the income tax, the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. Americans are collateral for the debt the federal government owes. How can Americans be held collateral? The United States federal government does not depend on income taxes for support !!!!! The federal government's Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD) borrows $2 trillion a year to operate the Federal Government and to account for the resulting debt by selling Treasury bills, notes, and bonds to foreign investors, corporations, banks, State and local governments, and private individuals. The BPD pays interest to investors, and, when the time comes to pay back the loans, the BPD redeems investors' securities. Every time the BPD borrows or pays back money, it affects the outstanding debt of the United States.

We are told by the federal government that income taxes are needed to provide services to United States Citizens, like building roads and bridges, and sending checks to those who are on social security, and giving money, food stamps and medical care to those who are on welfare. If that is true, and we are lead to believe that income taxes pay for those services exclusively, then why does the federal government borrow $2 trillion a year to run the federal government? And why does the federal government demand that your employer withhold those income taxes and social security taxes from your paycheck? Income taxes are not needed by the federal government at all. But, the federal government's IRS collected $900 billion in income taxes in 1996 that will never pay off the national debt in full because the federal government cannot afford to pay all of the principal and interest on the $5.2 trillion national debt all at once. In fact, the IRS in Fiscal Year 1996, collected approximately $1.5 trillion, processed more than 200 million tax returns, handled approximately 2 billion documents and assisted more than 118 million taxpayers.

The reality of the whole matter of the national debt is - there is no national debt at all. In fact, the federal government's budget states that the combined wealth of the United States federal government and Citizens is $55 trillion. Since we as U.S. Citizens are the government, OUR national debt is only $5.2 trillion. With national assets of $55 trillion, and a national debt of only $5.2 trillion, we as Citizens of the united States have a net worth of $49.5 trillion! And yet, the federal government sent 6,798 American taxpayers to prison during the last 3 years because those Americans tried to defeat the income tax individually. Those americans failed because they took the wrong approach to solving their income tax problems. What we must do to defeat or get rid of income taxes is to go to the source of the problem - the U.S. Congress. We must vote into Congress 290 U.S. Representatives and 67 U.S. Senators who will vote to Abolish Income Taxes.

Who is the government indebted to?

       Debt held by the Public      $3.7 Trillion

     $1,683,500,000,000 Corporations, financial institutions, and other  45.5%
       $858,400,000,000 Foreign Investors                                23.2%
       $429,200,000,000 State and local governments                      11.6%
       $377,400,000,000 Federal Reserve Banks                            10.2%
       $351,500,000,000 Private Individuals                               9.5%

       Debt held by the government  $1.4 Trillion
       (I wonder what this is used for?)

       GROSS DEBT                   $5.2 TRILLION !!!!!

To service foreign-owned debt, the U.S. government must send interest payments abroad, which adds to the income of citizens of other countries rather than U.S. citizens.

I propose to replace the present income tax system our federal government uses with two simple tax methods, 1) a small fee on the money which the Federal Reserve Bank handles for the federal government called the "Fee On Transfers" tax, and 2) a small purchase percentage rate of 1% to 15% tax on most goods and services, a smaller tax on the least product price, and a higher tax on luxury items, to be collected from all States according to the population in each State, known as "Apportioned PPR". The two simple taxes are discussed in "The Barber Plan".

When our Congress votes to Abolish Income Taxes, 10% to 15% of all individual's money problems will disappear overnight; 760,000 homeless men, women and children will be off the streets; and 36.5 million people will no longer be living in poverty. People will simply have more money to spend!!! BUT, those in poverty must be willing to start learning about money and taxation and start saving and investing a small portion of their income.

The only way Congress will Abolish Income Taxes is for the replacement taxation system to be Revenue-Neutral. Revenue-Neutral means that the tax system that replaces the income tax must generate the same amount of tax revenues that the income tax generates. The Philoeconopolist Party has a plan that provides a revenue-neutral "Fee On Transfers and/or Apportioned PPR tax instead of a Flat Tax or National Retail Sales Tax (NRST). Flat Tax requires you to file a tax return. The NRST requires you to file a tax return if you claim deductions. No tax return or deductions or exemptions are needed with Fee On Transfers or Apportioned PPR.

The Public Debt and the Deficit are NOT the real economic factors that Congress leads you to believe are the two economic factors that affect our economy the most. The Public Debt and the Deficit are two important factors, but not the most important.

Why does Congress allow deductions and exemptions on tax returns when all tax money is needed by the federal government? It doesn't make any sense, unless Congress is hiding something from American taxpayers. As long as the federal government can confuse you, the income tax will remain in place. The federal government wants to keep track of you via withholding and the tax return.

Why does Congress allow wealthy people to hide their money in Foundations and give them a tax break to boot? I think that the wealthy people are the ones that buy Treasury securities and this is the way the federal government thanks these investors.

If you are an employee, you earn wages. The IRS has told your employer to withhold income taxes from your paycheck. Your employer sends your hard-earned money directly to one of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks (FRB), (which are PRIVATE corporations and sometimes called the FED), 4 times a year. The IRS also deposits YOUR money into the FRB. The FRB is NOT a federal agency. In 1996, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York processed an average of nearly $1.6 trillion a day in funds and securities transfers. Aggregated to include all twelve Federal Reserve banks for the entire year, the Fed transferred approximately $418 trillion worth of funds and securities of which the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's portion was $279 trillion.

The income of the FRB is derived primarily from the interest on U.S. government securities, fees for check clearing, fees for funds transfers, and fees for automated clearinghouse operations. After it pays its expenses, the FRB takes its 5% cut of the $418 trillion in funds and securities transfers, and deposits the remaining 95% into the U.S. Treasury. Why does the IRS deposit YOUR money directly into the FRB? Isn't the IRS one of the eleven components of the Department of the Treasury, just as the BPD is? YES. Our income taxes pay the INTEREST COSTS !!!!!

The increasing interest costs of $343.9 billion overshadows the declining deficit of $107.3 billion by a margin of 3 to 1. Even if there was no deficit, the dollar amount of the gross debt of $5.2 trillion must be reduced to create a surplus to reduce the national debt, but that may not be possible because the interest costs are increasing. Interest costs will eventually be equal to the national receipts of $1.4 trillion in a few years. Interest costs MUST be curtailed by controlling federal spending, borrowing less and financing business startups with non-foreign money.

15 cents out of every federal budget dollar spent is used to pay interest on the debt rather than to finance other public priorities.

The only way to stop the spiraling interest costs is to Abolish Income Taxes which will result in an increase in a worker's take-home pay which will benefit the economy by increasing revenue.

The following report is the Financial Management Service's (FMS) "1996 Financial Report to the Citizens".

Receipts, Spending and Annual Budget Deficit

     TOTAL SPENDING, 1996: $1.560 TRILLION
     Major Spending by Category
                                                     Billion        Percentage
             Social Security                         $349.7         22.4
             Other expenses                           304.4         19.5
             National defense                         265.4         17.0
             Interest                                 241.1         15.5
             Medicare                                 174.2         11.2
             Unemployment, disability, and            
             other income security payments           133.3          8.5
             Medicaid                                  92.0          5.9
     Receipts by Source                              Billion        Percentage
          Individual income taxes                    $656.4         45.2
          Social insurance taxes & contributions      509.4         35.1
          Corporate income taxes                      171.8         11.8
          Other receipts                               61.1          4.2
          Excise taxes                                 54.0          3.7
                                                       3/96           1996
     In billions of dollars                          Budget         Actual

             Total receipts                          $1,427         $1,453
             Total spending                           1,572          1,560
                                                      -----          -----
             Total deficit                             $146           $107
                                                       ====           ====
The Public Debt and Deficit are Congressional Budget smokescreens promulgated by Congress and the Media to hide the REAL economic culprit -- INTEREST COSTS. What I want to know is where is $102.8 billion in interest payments going?

1996 Interest per BPD   $343.9 billion
1996 Interest per FMS   $241.1 billion
                        $102.8 billion  <<< Who is this going to?

1997 Interest Cost is $355,795,834,214.66 !!!!!

Who is the IRS collecting for? American taxpayers are not dumb. The IRS should be called the "Foreign Revenue Service". Who is the Federal Reserve Bank really owned by? Take a guess. Now you can see why Corporations control our Congress!

Here's another question I have: The BPD borrows $2 trillion, and the IRS collects $1.5 trillion. Where does the remaining $500 billion go?

     BPD  $2,000,000,000,000
     IRS  $1,500,000,000,000
          $  500,000,000,000   <<<  Where is this going to?
                                    My guess is that this money pays
                                    the redemption of securities.
On April 15, 1997, Congressmen Dan Schaefer and Billy Tauzin stated "Americans spend more than 5.1 billion hours merely filling out income tax forms. None of this time is for productive enterprises that actually add to the social, economic, or moral well-being of our society. By some estimates, the cost of compliance exceeds $300 billion a year - that's in addition to the $600 billion a year Americans also pay in taxes. In effect, Americans are taxed twice by the IRS. They pay a federal tax on their income, and they pay what amounts to a hidden sales tax -- believed to be as high as 10 - 15 percent -- on all retail goods and services they purchase.

For 84 years our Congress has taxed us directly and the Public Debt has increased as a result. Our Debt! The federal government has spent our tax dollars without any accountability and will continue to do so until Congress votes to Abolish Income Taxes. Federal government direct taxation of the citizens of the several States MUST be abolished!

Support the 1998 and 1999 Abolish Income Taxes Tour

I will be visiting the majority of the 435 Congressional districts to talk to as many people as I can in each district. I need your help to spread the word also. Print copies of this website and pass them out to as many people as you can in your district. Thank you in advance for your help!

The Philoeconopolist Party

A philoeconopolist studies the philosophy, economics and politics of taxation.

All American tax payers should become a member.

Run For Congress

Represent your district as an elected U.S. Representative or U.S. Senator by running for Congress in the next election. We must Abolish Income Taxes! In order to do that we need the votes in Congress to get rid of income taxes. Run for Congress on the Philoeconopolist ticket.

Join The Philoeconopolist Party

Our primary purposes are to

   1) Abolish Income Taxes;

   2) draft a tax bill to replace income taxes
      with The Barber Plan and submit to Congress
      by April 15, 1998;

   3) establish a private corporation for the
      homeless, welfare recipients and needy families
      to plan, produce, market and sell products and
      services to compete in the international

   4) teach the philosophy, economics and politics of
      necessary taxation and teach the principles
      contained in Adam Smith's book "Wealth of Nations";

   5) promote controlled federal spending;

   6) promote a controlled growth rate of the federal

   7) promote State Sovereignty;

   8) provide for the care of the elderly, care for
      single women with children who need assistance,
      and for U.S. citizens who need immediate
      assistance; and 

   9) make our nation the leader in promoting health,
      education, general welfare, national defense,
      human rights, caring for animals and taking care
      of our environment and limited natural resources.

To get rid of income taxes join the Philoeconopolist Party and elect 290 new members to the U.S. House of Representatives and elect 67 new members to the U.S. Senate to pass new tax legislation with a required 2/3rds vote in both the House and the Senate. We can do it !!!

I propose The Barber Plan to replace INCOME taxes:

Part A - Fee on Transfers

       One half of one percent is collected on the FRB's daily
       total of funds and securities transfers.

       One half of one percent is collected on ALL monetary
       transfers except on loans from the government (not
       including loans from Government Sponsored Enterprises
       (GSEs).   GSEs pay the fees.

       Part A should do it.  Or at least half of the budget.
       If not, then we implement Part B.

Part B - Apportioned PPR

       1. The federal government determines fiscal budgeted
          tax requirements. 

       2. People and businesses give voluntarily to the State
          government anonymously to reduce apportioned tax
          requirement to the several States. 

          Since there will be no federal income taxation, this
          step will offer the underground economy, individuals
          and businesses to contribute as much as they desire
          to the State to reduce the federal tax liability to
          the State. 

       3. The federal tax liability balance is apportioned
          among the several States. 

          What does Apportioned mean? Both the Constitution
          for the united States Of America and The Federalist
          Papers discuss apportionment concerning taxation.
          Apportionment under The Barber Plan means that the
          balance of revenues needed after Social Security,
          Unemployment Insurance, Payroll Taxes and donations
          have been subtracted from the federal tax requirement
          until 2004, are allocated to each State according to
          population.  After 2004, apportionment under The
          Barber Plan means that the balance of revenues needed
          after donations have been subtracted from the federal
          tax requirement, are allocated to each State according
          to population.

          Phase I - Abolish Federal Income Taxes
                    Individual and Corporate (1999)

          Phase II - Abolish Unemployment and Payroll

          Phase III - Abolish Social Security Taxes (2003)

       4. A Purchase Percentage Rate (PPR) is collected at
          the State level. 

          What is PPR ?  PPR is Purchase Percentage Rate.
          The PPR may be variable and change at a moments
          notice. The PPR is taxed on price and not on the
          total sale as is currently being done with sales
          taxes. The PPR tax is collected until a State has
          meet the allocated apportioned amount of revenue
          needed from that State. The federal government and
          States may collect SURPLUS monies using the PPR
          tax method.

                       Example PPR Chart       

                Purchase Price                 %

                $.01 - $3                      0
                $3.01 - $10                    1
                $10.01 - $25                   2
                $25.01 - $50                   3
                $50.01 - $100                  4
                $100.01 - $250                 5
                $250.01 - $5,000               6
                $5,000.01 - $10,000            7
                $10,000.01 - $20,000           8
                $20,000.01 - $30,000           9
                $30,000.01 - $40,000          10
                $40,000.01 - $50,000          11
                $50,000.01 - $100,000         12
                $100,000.01 - 500,000         13
                $500,000.01 - 1,000,000       14
                $1,000,000.01 and over        15

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