Gbenga Akinnagbe, star of HBO’s “The Wire” and Fox’s “24″ argued that Hollywood is “very similar to Congress. We get these rules and regulations that benefit one class because we have a Congress full of millionaires. That’s pretty much how Hollywood tends to work.
Akinnagbe was referencing the Hollywood sub that Oprah Winfrey’s Selma received. Why is it liberals want equality except when it comes to taxation? A liberal’s conception of equality is a form of forced equality which means taking from the haves and giving to the have nots, except, of course, in the NBA.
In tonight’s State of the union Address, President Obama will call for higher taxes so the government can redistribute billions of dollars to people who did not earn any of it. He’ll call for this additional government theft in the name of “equality.”
Unfortunately, the 16th Amendment gave the Federal Government the authority and power to tax every citizen, and the courts have expanded that power. Here’s the wording of our nation’s most insidious Amendment:
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The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
The people who voted for the Amendment were told that only the rich would be taxed.
Note that there is no provision in this amendment that gives Congress the right to apply this power unequally in the form of progressive tax rates. In looking over all the Constitution’s amendments, I don’t see an unequal distribution of any freedom.
Equality before the law, and the Constitution is the “the supreme law of the land,” requires that no one should be treated in an unequal way, and that includes unequal tax rates. The law applies to every citizen equally, except, it seems, when it comes to the 16th Amendment…
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