Tax Guru-Ker$tetter Letter
Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Not Going To Take It
Too many of the people in power, at all levels of government, are under the impression that they can just arbitrarily raise taxes & fees on various groups with complete impunity. That's why it makes me happy to see the victims of new taxes fight back, such as these department stores in New Jersey, who will move more of their operations out of that state in order to avoid a new tax aimed at them.
If enough tax targets of over-reaching government rulers will take explicit action against unreasonable taxes, rules & regulations, I'm hoping the real people will eventually wise up and kick those jerks out of office.
I have been reading about how the rulers in my former home state, the PRC (People's Republic of California) are demanding that the auto manufacturers only sell vehicles that put out a ridiculously low level of emissions and get impossibly high miles per gallon. My dream is that the car companies will tell the PRC despots to stick those rules where the sun doesn't shine and refuse to sell any new vehicles in that state. Sooner or later, the people will demand that they be allowed to buy those vehicles and will boot their rulers out the door.
This is a good illustration of how to deal with tax laws that we don't like. Rather than just refuse to comply with them, as the tax protestors I so often discuss advise; there are two better ways; which will keep you out of prison. First, you can arrange your matters so as to legally avoid the taxes, such as move your operations to a less hostile jurisdiction. The best way is to go to the source and have the law officially changed by our rulers, which most often will require electing new ones who respect the Constitution.