Tax Language for the Totalitarian State

  • An Employee’s FICA deduction: This is a payroll tax.
  • Earned Income Tax Credit: This is a tax cut. Because FICA is a payroll tax, even those that pay no federal taxes “deserve a refund” of their FICA.
  • Tax Cut: Like military spending and infrastructure spending, this is a federal expenditure also. Therefore, a tax cut must be “paid for.” Every year, the OMB fails in its duties by not calculating the federal expense involved in not levying a 100% tax on every man woman and child.
  • The Rich: Anyone who earns more than a household where both parents are teachers. Axiomatic: All the rich are involved in legalized criminality. They are purveyors of market extortion, wage slavery, or deliberate deception of consumers.
  • The Poor: These are the oppressed victims of the rich. These unwashed masses are often deceived by the malicious agents of capitalism into supporting fiscal conservatives. These people would unionize if they only understood what it meant to be poor.
  • Economic Stimulus: This is spending, preferably deficit spending. That’s why, no matter what the employment rates show, the Obama trillion dollar deficit spending package MUST have stimulated the economy. If it didn’t, it was only because we didn’t spend enough. Hence, the poor ought to receive all the tax cuts and the rich none.
  • Reaganomics: This was voodoo economics: the focus of all evil in the modern world.
  • Bush Era Tax Cuts: This is irresponsibility. These vicious tax cuts caused the oil price spikes of 2007, the real estate market collapse, and the ensuing meltdown of the global financial system.
  • Kennedy Tax Cuts: Kennedy only cut taxes because such cuts would result in Keynesian deficit spending. Deficit spending is always good. That is why Obama is the beloved one.
  • Coolidge-Harding Tax cuts: These NEVER happened. The 1920’s were evil. That’s all you need to know. There were gangsters and there were greedy people, and it all ended in the Great Depression. That is all you will EVER need to know.

As it is a serious rhetorical mistake to use the word “capitalism” when discussing the natural rights of a free people to prosper and to own property, so also it is a serious error to talk about tax policy and allow any of the above to be so defined. Here are the corrections:

  • An Employee’s FICA deductions: While it is true that the employer’s FICA contributions are taxes, the employee’s deductions are contributions to retirement insurance programs. No matter how likely it is that the federal government will renege on its legal obligation to repay with interest, the contributions made to these insurance plans, they are still, legally, employee contributions.
  • Earned Income Tax Credit: When this results in a net payment from the government to a citizen, this is a welfare payment. It may also be defined as disguised subsidy for businesses that provide insufficient wages for labor. This is a blatant redistribution of wealth. While, Reagan and others might argue that paying lower wage workers a small subsidy ultimately saves the genuine tax payers money that might be spend on unemployment, food stamps or other benefits to those that do no work at all, the Earned Income Tax Credit is NOT a tax cut. Hence, unlike any genuine tax cut, these federal distributions of other people’s wealth may be scored by the OMB.
  • Tax Cut: No tax cut is a federal expenditure. Money not taxed does not belong to the government. Hence, it cannot be spent. History is illustrative of the absurdity of trying to have an accounting scheme that accounts for what one does not have. Virtually every projection of revenue increase through increased taxes or of revenue loss for decreased taxes fail, and their failure are cascading ironies. Almost always, revenues, after tax increases, decrease. Revenues, after tax reductions, increase. Additionally, rates meant to target the rich tend to cause the poor to pay more of the overal tax burden. Likewise, evening the rates between the top bracket and the lower brackets tends to result in the rich paying more. It is like God is laughing at us.
  • The Rich:  While, this usually means the top wage-earners, “rich” has become a slur. All the “rich” are hateful, but, when asked, most folks consider those who are “rich” to be those who are only slightly wealthier than they are themselves. Who is to say who is really rich? The riches of abundance in an agricultural society may not involve a great need for the American dollar. Certainly, unless they’ve inherited a rent control penthouse, a family living in Manhattan making $250,000 per year is not rich. They are barely in the upper middle class. The use of “rich” instead of ‘top income earners’ is NOT to promote class warfare; it is used for the purpose of promoting the totalitarian ideal of egalitarianism. Anyone who has anything more than their neighbor is one of the deplorable “rich,” Heck, admit it, you know you yourself hate that fellow down the street. Yea, that one. Still, resist the temptation, for someone down the street hates you too.
  • The Poor: In terms of taxation, these are the lowest income earners. As it is impossible to know who among us are “rich,” except on a case by case basis, it is just as hard to know who the poor are. Why are some people indigent? Is a student working part-time, living in his parents’ house, driving his grandparents’ spare Prius, and being supported by a college grant one of the “poor”? Are there people who, even in a robust economy, would choose to work part-time while pursuing their passion for surfing? What of those who have sacrificed their considerable abilities to become the slaves of narcotics?
  • Economic Stimulus: Since every measurable increase in economic growth is, by definition, taxable, an economic stimulus is one that increases government revenue while decreasing government expenditure. This is called a tax cut. Actually, it is called enlightened tax policy. There is a place between no taxes and no government and totalitarianism where the maximum amount of revenue is collected. However, this number is affected by a number of other government policy vectors. Reducing government while reforming regulation, equality in tax rates, protection of the rights of property, prosecution of governmental corruption, transparency in laws and in government operation all form a nexus around correct tax policy.
  • The Kennedy Tax Cuts: While often defended by the totalitarian democrats of egalitarianism as an effort to employ Keynesian economics, these tax cuts served as a model taken up by Milton Friedman and Ronald Reagan. They were so effective that the Democrats couldn’t stand them. They were ended within four years by Lyndon Johnson.
  • Reganomics: The tax cuts of the 1980’s that resulted in the top income earners paying more of the tax burden than the lowest income earners. These tax cuts doubled federal revenues, ended inflation, and spurred growth at twice the rates of Johnsons’ great society.
  • The Bush Era Tax Cuts: This series of three tax cuts ultimately came close to equaling reduction in rates provided in the Reagan era. The third of these tax cuts was the first failed stimulus package of the American twenty-first century. It relied too heavily on income redistribution policies of increased standardized deductions and tax credits for children. The “simulative” effects went, primarily, to Saudi Arabia. Although it is difficult to disaggregate the data, like the Reagan tax cuts, the first two rate cuts for the top wage earners resulted in the lowest income earners paying less in taxes.
  • Coleridge-Harding tax cuts: These are the purest tax cuts in the last one hundred years. Unlike the Reagan and Bush tax cuts, these were largely simple rate reductions. They did not involve income tax credits, or increased standard deductions. The resulting prosperity in America is still almost beyond description. If it had not been for the prosperity of this age, America may not have survived World War II. This information is NOT difficult to disaggregate. After evening the tax rates, the lowest income earners CLEARLY paid less in taxes than they had under the rates that had previously targeted the top income earners.