By all means do not take this text as an expert research, but only as a wondering well-read thought of stepping outside the box theories.
The history of tax in the world. i would have to write a bible size book in order to tell it, but governments work with the money they claim from individuals under the premise of legal taxation. Basically, we pay their salaries and their projects, only we should stop calling their and address them as what they are: ours. Our Employees, our projects. Since we are paying might as well have a say.
Here is something interesting: INCOME. Income tax is the biggest percentage of where governments get money. INCOME tax is the one they claim on your shoulders every year. You know the drill, salary, expenses, contributions, etc.
There is a catch: INCOME is pure profit. INCOME, legally is the sum that you make in profit after you deduct all the expenses incurred and your basic living expenses when you trade in commerce with money. THAT is income. Its CAPITAL GAIN, as in the GAIN that you obtain from your CAPITAL, which is the formula between what you have and what you owe.
Read that again, please.
Your salary is not income. Unless you are making millions of dollars in profit over the salary you should be making as a normal citizen, your SALARY is your means of living. You do not calculate your salary, you accept it. You work for it. You invest time of your life in doing a job for the benefit of shareholders, not you. Your salary should not be taxed. It is not CAPITAL GAIN.
let me see if I can explain this better:
You buy a house. You pay your mortgage and now you rent that house. After some time you are just making CAPITAL GAIN. if you take into account that the house was always the same and you payed yourself what you payed for the house, every cent that you make after that comes from the fact that you are making PURE GAIN over your capital. THAT IS INCOME.
Think about it. How much we stress for money. How much we fight to get a job and do it correctly. How much it takes over our lives and usually we are still struggling to make ends meet. And then we have to pay taxes over it.
SOmething is off here. Very very off. Nobody is standing in front of governments who act like Empires with no regards to what is Just. The legal recourse is there, believe me. I am sure I am not the only one reading, talking and planning strategies about this.
Try and think outside the training we were provided with. Think about the essence of governments, think about why they call taxes CONTRIBUTIONS and not obligations. Because we CONTRIBUTE with money to their structure, that again, belong to US.
CONTRIBUTE, yes. But do it consciously. How well are your basic rights protected? How efficient are your public services? How much support your government gives you?
these are important questions. If you exchange money for a product and it does not work as they said it would, what do you do do?
That is right. Its not acceptable.