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  • Beating a Dead Horse

    The IRS and the Obama Administration are at it again. There has been a recent report were the IRS is planning on using what is commonly called the “Horse Act of 1884” to regulate entities that help the American people prepare and file their taxes. This act created the position of enrolled agent as a …

  • Too big for accountability

    I have been listening to the hearings for the IRS scandal targeting conservative, tea party, and 9/12 groups over the past few days, and as the representatives try to get to the bottom of all of this mess, I have had two distinct ideas in my mind. First, we are seeing the rise of ideological discrimination in …

  • Food for Thought on Tax Day: The Anti-Federalists Anticipated the Leviathan State

    As every American schoolchild knows, the newly drafted Constitution was not ratified without an intense political debate between the Federalists (who wanted ratification) and Anti-Federalists (who feared the creation of a stronger central government). Anti-Federalist “Brutus” (believed to be New York judge Robert Yates), argued in 1787 against the newly proposed Congress’ tax power. He …

  • No American Should Pay an Income Tax

    There is no doubt that our government is spiraling out of control. With over $15 trillion in debt, Obamacare, and multi-billion dollar bailouts, we are in over our heads. However, the problem itself does not stem from a lack of taxation or a need for more bipartisan politics. Bipartisanship is a major source of the …

  • Accurate Perceptions of the IRS

    Here is an IRS publication which consists of 27 examples of the legal system protecting the government’s right to your money.  The first mention of a jury is one that acquitted, but it is immediately followed by a similar case in which the jury convicted.  All of the other seven mentions of jury decisions are convictions …

  • Want to buy half an ounce of gold?

    Well, of course you’ll need to report that to your “benign” government overlords…because of, uh, healthcare? Originally published at “The New American.”ObamaCare Gotcha – Even Coin Dealers and Coin Collectors Are Adversely Affected by Kurt Hyde    Monday, 12 July 2010 The ink has barely dried on the ObamaCare 101 DVDs that are being produced by …

  • Tax Day Ideas

    Friends of YAL, If you have any activism ideas in regards to Tax Day, please share them on the blog or send them into activism@yaliberty.org. Don’t be shy; the more ideas we receive the better. Here’s my first idea. Think you can do better? IRS THUGZ The IRS THUGZ will “make it rain” with the …

  • The Taxman Cometh

    One of the promises given by then-candidate Barack Obama was that households making less than $250,000 dollars a year would not see any tax increase. So when he first promoted TARP, passed the biggest budget in history, and begged for more stimulus spending, he claimed that all of these new spending adventures would not be …

  • Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat

    The centuries old axiom, Latin for, “Ignorance of the law does not excuse,” has been used to lock up people all over the world. No matter how complicated the legal code, how absurd the rules, or how discreetly published the laws are, little or no leniency is ever seen. That is, unless, you are the …

  • Don’t Want Insurance, Go to Jail

    Obama has consistently stated that the $1,900 fine for violating his “mandate” by not having health insurance is in no way a tax. However in  recent posts on Politico’s site here and here not only have they comfirmed that the $1,900 will be enforced by the IRS but, …for failing to pay the up to …