In the beginning, the founders of this great country knew first hand what a tyrannical government looked like. They wanted liberty and freedom. Both religious freedom and economic freedom. The English government taxed them without giving representation and increased control over their freedoms. Here are some brief facts you should know.
- The founding fathers of this country were against an income tax which they described as a direct tax. See US Constitution and Founding Fathers page for more information.
- The income tax was not legal until the the states ratified the 16th Amendment in 1913. The income tax rate started at 1% for incomes up to $20,000. Within 5 years everyone was required to pay at least 6% with a top rate of 77%. Ref.
- Since the IRS was established, it has been used as a political tool for the executive branch of the government.
- The FairTax is a consumption tax. The following is a basic explanation. You can read the bills on our Legislation page.