- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Committee to start planning process for indoor aquatic center in Cape (6/20/18)1
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Southeast to spend $150,000 to refresh brand with Ohio firm (6/19/18)6
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- Mother, child reportedly hit by car in Cape Girardeau (6/18/18)
The massive tax code
The recently passed bill to revise the United States Tax Code was correctly titled the “Tax Cut and Jobs Act.”
Robbing hard-working middle class citizens to fund socially-engineered projects is the real tragedy of the current 74,608-page federal tax code. First written over a century ago, the current code’s page count has grown over 18,700 percent from the original statutes.
When have legislators read any bill they will eventually vote on?
Perhaps they are following the sage advice of Representative Nancy “Master Legislator” Pelosi (D-Calif.). Pelosi famously uttered these words regarding the passage of the 20,000-page Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” The life-threatening Affordable Care Act has decimated the quality and availability of healthcare in the United States.
Thank goodness, the Republicans wasted no time in taking a chain saw to the current abominable tax code. The newly passed bill will open new opportunities for citizens to avoid paying more in taxes than is required by law.
“[T]here is nothing sinister in so arranging one’s affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. … nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands: taxes are enforced exactions, not voluntary contributions. To demand more in the name of morals is mere cant.” — Judge Learned Hand.
It is heart-warming to see that power is moving away from the nanny state federal government and back to “We the People.”
ELVIS DUNN, Jackson